There’s particulates? North of San Francisco, there’s huge fires. Over in the East Bay, there’s big fires. Up in the Mountains between here and Santa Cruz, there’s a fire. We live in a decidedly suburban area. Lots of asphalt, concrete, and buildings. We’re not worried (yet) about wildfire. But wildfire smoke? Oh yeah. That’s a … More Where there’s smoke….
It’s not our city…we just live here. Looks like we’ll be moving soon anyways. Apartment complex is “upgrading” the apartments so they can charge a lot more for rent. We don’t know how much they’ll hike up our rent, but we’re guessing “a lot”. Also they’ll likely want us to move out sooner rather than … More It’s not our city….
Setup business in Cupertino, spend your money here, just don’t drive on our roads, live in our city (we don’t want more multi-family housing), go to our schools, or build/renovate office space for your company (Perhaps you’d like to set up shop in the Vallco mall? We have lots of space going to waste there, … More Cupertino in a single jpg
Virtue signaling is the conspicuous expression of moral values done primarily with the intent of enhancing standing within a social group. (wikipedia) In the instargam-a-riffic reality that is Silicon Valley, so much is about virtue signaling. The people that take “selfies with the homeless”. (Oh aren’t I great, I helped a homeless person and gave them … More Virtue signaling.
But I’m ok with that.
Self driving cars are not the solution to the huge traffic snarls that plague our cities. Self driving cars are, indeed, a really interesting use of technology. The way they can avoid accidents by taking human error (and distraction) out of the equation is amazing. But the problem is not solely one of bad driving. … More Self-driving cars are not the solution*
Apologies in advance for the profanity in this post. If you’re offended by such things, then you may want to just not read this post. Thanks 🙂 Went for a walk this morning, went to our local (mini) Target to get a couple of things we needed. It’s closer and more interesting than the grocery … More Do you see me now you #&%(! idiot?!
I took my first trip on my new bike today. Went to the grocery store to do the weekend shop. I took a short journey for about 2/3 of the trip so I could ride on a less busy road. I took the busy route home, and that was fine too. Six pack of beer, … More Taking the safe way to Safeway.
After a couple years of riding a falling apart junky “Walmart special” mountain bike of which I was the third owner, we decided it was time to get a new bike that would actually do what we wanted it to, haul a kid and a few groceries. We thought very briefly about getting a car, … More She’s curvy and green and mine (soon).
I’ve been going around and around in my head trying to settle on what bike we should get for transporting myself and the kid.* I had it narrowed down to two different choices, the price difference between the two will be minimal if I have to buy them new, so that’s not the deciding factor. … More Analysis paralysis and psychological predisposition from childhood.