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

#10 hardaway jersey retired

the miami heat retired tim hardaway’s #10 jersey last night. he had about 50 friends and family in attendance but the heat snuck in mitch richmond and chris mullin, his co-horts from the RUN TMC days back in oakland. watching them score 75+ppg as a trio was a lot more exciting than the warriors these days.

…and a pic from back in the day below. look at chris mullin’s dukes:

why tanning booths are evil

aside from the usual cliche’s about tanning booths, this is some direct evidence of what happens when you artificially embellish yourself. ease up on the tanning, smoking, makeup, etc, and let nature take its course.

-> study of identical twins shows effects of tanning [ny daily news]

scrry halloween linkage

-> recipe for some meat hand meatloaf, as seen above [not martha]

-> more kids these days are being diagnosed with YTD (youthful tendency disorder). i’m pretty sure marcos has it and we have yet to see if the baby has it. i wonder if big pharma has a pill for this one yet? [the onion]

-> some excellent pictures taken of how bad the pollution is in china. it makes our relative pollution here seem like nothing compared to what they have to go through [china hush]

-> fatburgr iphone app to find the nearest burger joint to wherever you are at [fatburgr.com]

-> 9 examples why google is better than yahoo [maxim.com]

bay bridge cable cut

on monday evening, one of the temporary cables on the bay bridge snapped off. this was part of that “blip” in the work they did over labor day weekend. traffic hasn’t been too bad over the dumbarton in the meantime, but i would have hated to be in the car struck by the cable. this guy snapped this pic from just a couple cars behind.

WWII veteran makes case for gay marriage

happy birthday sissy!

welcome to the 30 club!

the sons present the links for today

[picture taken by liz the last time she was in town – thanks auntie!]

-> infographic highlighting left vs right [information is beautiful]

-> infographic comparing us with russia [mint.com]

-> infographic comparing us with china [mint.com]

-> some pics of the youtube office in san bruno [world.menu.ru]

-> discount for public transit riders to a german brothel [mercury news]

and…

i lost my iphone last week somewhere in fremont. i was getting out of the car at peet’s coffee and it must have fallen off my lap or maybe i did end up bringing it into peet’s and left it at a counter or something. anyway, i was crushed because it was my sole entertainment device on the bus rides to and from work. i suspended service and did a remote wipe from my exchange server at work. there wasn’t too much collateral damage, at least as far as i can tell. i was thinking about what phone i would get next and ran across this motorola phone running the google android os. i never thought motorola could make a phone like this, but i’m anxiously awaiting being able to demo this out. it’s got the usual goodies including exchange sync and integration of all google apps and, best of all, a real keyboard!

->motorola droid phone – iphone form factor with slide out keyboard [boy genius]

-> google android 2.0 screenshots  [boy genius]

the only club to keep you out of the woods

the new uroclub – the only club to keep you out of the woods

stormtroopers remember 9-11



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