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walnut creek office link action

i was able to make it to our walnut creek office this morning since the bart workers didn’t get their strike on today. i was thinking that the AMTU station agents should have worn a badge or otherwise identifying mark to indicate to the train riders this morning that they were the ones willing to disrupt the lives of millions of people. $65k+ for a train operator? the whole system is run by computer! the train operator only opens the little side window to make sure the doors aren’t going to pinch anyone and to drearily utter the station names as they approach.

anyway, enjoy the links while i bake in the 95 degree weather here in walnut creek.

-> new home battery technology being worked on could store energy from solar panels or windmills. imagine a battery the size of a washing machine that could charge up at an off-hour when demand and rates are lower and provide enough power for 4-6 hours of typical home usage. a longish but very intriguing article [heraldextra]

-> i was first drawn to this article because i saw the word ‘teabaggery’ in the title. it wasn’t what i thought it was, but it definitely bolsters my case for having the US split into two countries. one for the blue people and one for the idiots [bluehampshire.com]

-> california prop 6 bill author who wanted to outlaw same sex marriage to maintain the sanctity of traditional marriage has just been served with divorce papers. you have to see the details of how it all went down [sd city beat]

and…

-> the hubble deep field telescope has found 100 BILLION other galaxies in the universe. there’s gotta be other life out there somewhere.

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