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

challenge accepted

the google nap pod

google provides these nap pods around their campus so workers can freshen up with a short nap. i vote that we get the same thing at work. my only requirement is that it muffle the snoring so people can get their work done.

i didn’t even know they had electricity?

AP Vietnam to Launch 1st Satellite Wednesday March 12, 4:18 am ET Vietnam to Launch 1st Satellite to Improve Country’s Telecommunications

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam is preparing to launch its first satellite, hoping to improve the country’s telecommunications to keep pace with its rapid economic development, officials said Wednesday.

Vinasat No. 1 is scheduled […]

wobbly hand karate chop

i like these slow-mo cameras.

pretty neat how you can see the small wave go through the concrete block. if only i could have a camera like this capture me blocking some fools basketball shot to the street or capture marcos when he does a surprise face slap to daddy.

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proof that canadians have taste

after shipping us pamela anderson and molson ice, they do something like this to regain their world standing:

on google maps:

marcos is a good drummer

look at the passion in his eyes!

serj tankian’s “sky is over” song started playing on the radio and marc just caught fire. he’s not yet as good as me, even though i also have to steer the car with my knee as i drum. he’s definitely in the top 2% nationwide in his […]

the giants are going to suck this year

so, i had some initial optimism about how the giants would do this year but after seeing some of the box scores from the cactus league, i’m reconsidering my expectations of how they might finish. this, coupled with the fact that the dodgers hired joe torre, is making me think that it’s going to […]

good-bye hillary

by the end of the day today, we will have our democratic competitor to our gook-hating john mccain. let the real fun begin!

i think it’s safe to assume that hillary might have done better if she had a better campaign team, maybe being a little tougher on proofreading some of the official promotional […]

muni harshness

its been years since i rode the bus, but most of my county transit experience back in the day was mostly unremarkable, which is probably a good thing. seems like some muni drivers are the repeated targets of complaints, but muni management doesn’t do much to get rid of them.

consider this:

“Hey, she’s […]

am i getting old?

i usually watch channel 2 news at night, but the remotes were across the room and the cost/benefit ratio wasn’t enough to get me out of the chair, so i stuck with channel 7 news. during the segment, i saw a commercial for a volvo c70 convertible:

man, that’s a good looking car. i […]