my life

i’m a warriors fan and enjoying their recent success after watching years of deplorable success with players like alton lister and kevin pritchard. i have my second electric car. i recently put a deposit in for the new tesla model 3 car but was disappointed at the interior and potential for problems since it’s the first model year of that car. i grew up near my parents and my kids grew up near their great-grandparents which is fantastic because i grew up far from extended family.

my rides


toyota mr2

geo prizm

volkswagen passat

bmw z3

volkswagen gti

bmw z4

audi s4

honda civic hybrid (ouch!)

ac transit van hool a300

the silver bullet

honda civic hybrid (again!)
vta gillig phantom 5813
chevy volt at-pzev

bay area restaurant review

stumbled upon this excellent website with some random restaurant reviews by some bay area natives, jason and terry (not to be confused with jason terry of the future nba champion dallas mavericks). since i eat out almost every meal, it’s useful to have some reviews of places before trying something new. visit jatbar.com to read the reviews.

while they were in the field doing their testing, they also collected unsavory information about some of the restaurants they visited. they were nice enough to not call them out publicly, but some of the pictures are interesting.

i hope that’s a knuckle hair!

proof that restaurants do not wash their fruits before serving

you can see the rest of the pictures here

post mid-week link orgy

we’re past the middle of the week already – doesn’t even seem like that. i’m going to meet up a couple old work peeps tonight at hola’s. in the meantime, check these out:

there’s no reason for these people to live [jokeroo.com]

scientific analysis of the best caffiene buzz per dollar [light reading]

nothing separates nerds from their money like hot booth babes [techpowerup]

pictures of goats in trees (really) [flickr]

new fastrak payment system

so i’m a semi-regular user of the fastrak system here in the bay area. if i forget my transponder one day, then a camera reads my license plate and my account just gets charged. seems like they dont have that advanced system in this particular country and you just get bent over instead.

late night studying for finals links

the girls are “studying for finals” tonight by watching television and popping zits reviewing their material. in the meantime, here are some links for your tuesday.

a completely automated parking garage – no workers [ny times]

surprise! men are interested in crotches [kottke]

family takes pictures of themselves for 30 years [zone zero]

lastly, use google for free mp3’s. paste this into the google search bar and replace “new order” with the band you want and lots of people’s personal mp3 stashes are revealed – download for free!

{-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:”index of” +”last modified” +”parent directory” +description +size +(wma|mp3) “new order”}

Enjoy.

recently found on google maps

happy st paddys day!

being of irish descent, i’d like to wish you a happy st patrick’s day. it’s a holiday which we don’t know much about but is usually synonymous with heavy drinking and an excuse to grab and pinch people that aren’t wearing green. the guy below obviously exudes the classiness we’ve come to expect from the irish people.

happy birthday alyssa

she’s officially half my age today. i’m officially half my dad’s age right now, too.

the new barry for the giants

barry bonds run might be over as the main barry for the giants as barry zito moves in. i surely want to watch a couple of his games this summer. i’m not saying he’s going to resurrect the giants and make them contenders, but at least we have someone exciting to watch this season. let’s hope that he stays as healthy as he was with the a’s. i don’t think he missed any games due to injury during his whole run there.

i won’t comment on the giants acquisition of dave roberts and rich aurilia or having ray durham bat cleanup behind barry bonds.

finally, a free weekend

so this weekend was mostly free, which was great because the weather was fantastic. marcos and i headed up to sandy wool lake and started up on a trail. we made it about a half-mile up before he got tired and wanted me to carry him. i didn’t expect a lot out of him this first time out but i couldn’t ascend any further up the trail having to carry him up. so we headed back down and took a stroll around the lake instead. hopefully, i can work on him a little bit more this summer and get him to the top of monument peak. i snapped a couple outdoorsy pics on the way up before i had to carry him:

i also finally switched out from pacbell dsl’s service to sonic. it’s still technically a pacbell dsl line, but it’s sonic providing the internet and support for it. so far, i have called support three times, mostly to sort out static ip address details and each time the call has been picked up before i hear one entire ring on my phone. each time, the support person has answered my question correctly and promptly, and without needing to transfer out to some second-level support person. also, everyone has been a local and no thick indian or filipino accent. double-plus thumbs up, so far, for sonic.net, based out of santa rosa. even if i have a faint lingering association of greg crowder.

i feel like some chinese food

i think i’m going to have some chinese food tomorrow, maybe panda?