Monthly Archives: April 2008

You’re richer than you think.

While sitting in the queue to pay the toll for the Bay Bridge Monday, I heard two great counterintuitive pieces on KQED. The first was a thoughtful comparison between our quality of life now compared to the distant past. It … Continue reading

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Indiana University students like Obama.

I try to keep up with news back home in Indiana but have done so especially of late as Hillary and Obama duke it out in the Hoosier State. I was happy to come across the below clips produced by … Continue reading

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An addendum to driving this past weekend

Taking a much needed break from work, I attempt to finish the earlier post. Now that tourists are back in town, I have a ‘last hope’ of finding a fare if the City is empty everywhere else: Fisherman’s Wharf, affectionately … Continue reading

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Cab earnings update: seasonal rise in demand for taxis offsets increased fuel and gate costs.

San Francisco cab drivers face two recent cost pressures: a recent gate fee increase combined with the recent climb in gas prices. Fortunately, these cost pressures come at a time when aggregate demand for taxis in the City is increasing. … Continue reading

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Driving a slow weekend in the City

It was another slow weekend in San Francisco. During my shifts I witnessed a non-trivial collision. A Toyota pickup truck was traveling behind me south on South Van Ness. As we approached the 16th Street intersection he passed me on … Continue reading

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Radiolab: another great radio show

I recently stumbled upon another great radio show: Radiolab. Radiolab tries to explain things. Big things. Philosophy and science things. Radiolab features a simple theme for each episode such as Love, Pop Music, or Deception. My initial frustration while listening … Continue reading

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Online ad networks: Good, bad, in-between?

PaidContent.org has a great rundown of differing views regarding online advertising networks. Any analysis I could make is already well reflected in the collected views, so without further ado here it is: Link

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Driving highlights

A bit delayed, but here it is. Driving highlights during my shifts this past week. Right after I left the garage early Monday morning (late Sunday night to my passengers) I picked up 4 Mexican guys in the heart of … Continue reading

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Driving the day of the Olympic Torch run

I was not originally scheduled to work today, but I had to make up for a missed shift from earlier this week. More to the point, I wanted to experience San Francisco during the historic procession of the Olympic Flame … Continue reading

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Finally, I see a relevant advertisement on Facebook.

So, Facebook knows my favorite TV shows, my favorite authors, my favorite music, my zip code, telephone number, gender, age, work history, education history, friends and personal pictures. Given all this information, you’d think that Facebook would be able to … Continue reading

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