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

monday morning distractions

i always have the best intentions of starting monday morning with a bang, finishing stuff that i neglected to finish on friday and getting a bunch of stuff done…then the internet calls and starts to suck the life out of me. this is what did it today:

-> google maps tells you how to get from seattle to honolulu in ~14 days [google maps]

-> 23-year-old east coast guy defends himself from getting mugged at fruitvale bart, killing one would-be robber and injuring the other. father of killed mugger, “…wants someone to pay for this.” [sfgate]

-> although, instead of just killing your muggers, make a “muggers wallet” to give over in case you get robbed – very nifty idea [wikihow]

-> new batteries are coated with a solar charging film. when the batteries go dead, leave them on a windowsill for a short while to make them recharge [gizmodo]

-> excellent iphone app to show you the nearest coffee shops using your gps as reference. how did we make it this far in life without something like this [tweakersoft]

-> tearjerker-story-of-the-day: construction workers on the new wing of a cancer treatment center in boston paint the names of the kids on the beams as they work – at the kids requests []

-> the bart police still have some phones from that johannes meserle shooting that were confiscated and never returned. insane in the membrane first amendment violations abound! [indybay]

-> some sf supe wants to tone down the b2b race. the solution – responsible parents keeping their kids away from the whole thing like i do []

seriously, what’s the harm in seeing stuff like this?

pictures stolen from [sfgate]

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