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Stand up with the workers โ€” #BARTstrike

The rainbow lines of BART always appealed to me, and I got an idea this morning to isolate just the lines and turn the colors up to something brighter. I’ll probably use the concept again, but in light of the ongoing strike (and especially in light of yesterday’s fatal accident), I decided to dedicate the […]

Cardboard Sutro Tower

I’ve been building IKEA furniture, which means I’ve got a lot of giant empty cardboard boxes sitting around my apartment. It seemed a waste to just throw it out, so I decided to make something out of it. Here’s my attempt at a model of Sutro Tower made entirely out of cut corrugated cardboard. I’ve […]

The 18 flags of San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza

San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, between City Hall and the Main Library, is a beautiful public space with a bunch of flag poles. In addition to a handful in the corners of the plaza, there are two rows of nine of them along the central walkway, each flying a different flag. Many of those flags […]

How to defeat terrorism

Bruce Schneier’s essay on today’s bombings in Boston helped shake me out of the daze I found myself in since hearing the news this morning. I am far away from Boston, and knew nobody in the blast radius, but the ability to keep refreshing feeds to read more news, hear more rumors, see more pictures, […]

A visit from San Francisco’s wild parrots

Earlier this week I was treated to a visit from some two dozen of San Francisco’s wild parrots, the cherry-headed conures that live on and around Telegraph Hill. It was pretty spectacular โ€” I was sitting at the kitchen table by the window, and first one, then two, then maybe a half dozen landed right […]