This is cool…using broken iPhone parts to make useful objects. http://mashable.com/2013/11/24/kickstarter-recycle-iphones/
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On Saturday morning, my cousins and I decided to go for a little bike ride around a small portion of the newly popular “paradise loop”…we started in mill valley, took a break in tiburon (left one sick cousin behind), got halfway to corte madera and saw a cool looking staircase headed up towards the woods: Evan..
So…as I was updating some files for a couple of my sites, my domains (including this one) were firewalled at work. Kind of annoying but I understand. My updates might not be as frequent going forward. The week was a long one – I got food poisoning on Wednesday night and felt about 11 lbs…
Strolled on over to Union Square today to participate in the Batkid flashmob. Like most things in San Francisco, it was incredibly packed and almost impossible to ascertain what was really going on… Great idea, though, and a great execution. It makes me want to work for the Make-a-Wish foundation. Every time I think about..
A 45 second test that tells you whether or not you’re more right- or left- brained…not sure what it means but I’d agree with the results 😉 http://en.sommer-sommer.com/braintest/
Say goodbye to the George Costanza wallet…this looks awesome and something I could fully stand behind. The biblical connotations aren’t so great…I think I’ll stick with the Lord of the Rings reference that I just made up… https://onlycoin.com
Went to Cafe Venue the other day and was waiting outside…looked up and took a pic. Awesome, huh?
This past weekend, Toni and I hopped in the car and decided we weaned to go camping around the Big Sur area. It took us about 3-4 hours to get there, and when we got there, we found that there were no open tent spots. We stopped at 3 different campgrounds before deciding we’d just..
The New York Times ‘buy vs. rent’ calculator According to my specs – it’s only ‘smart’ for us to buy if we plan on staying in the city for more than 18 years. Sweet. I also came across this article today that pretty much confirmed everything we already know… New numbers show San Francisco..
My dad passed this article to me the other day (from The Wall Street Journal) and I found it to be entertaining and (strangely) motivating. My favorite lines are highlighted. THE SATURDAY ESSAY Scott Adams’ Secret of Success: Failure What’s the best way to climb to the top? Be a failure. By SCOTT ADAMS Oct. 12,..
I did a bit of research on which program was the best for running windows scripts on my Mac and couldn’t really decide on which one to go with. For some reason, I hate just spending money on software unless I’ve used it a bit and know what it entails… Anyway, a colleague told me..
I hate to get all preachy and righteous, but I find these articles and stories about the ‘Great Pacific garbage patch’ fascinating. It seems altogether inconceivable, yet upon further consideration, completely possible. This flashed across my newsfeed the other day and it reminded me of the garbage patch. I remember seeing similar articles (although geared..
The older I get, the more I notice how fast time goes by. More things seem to be going through my head and less things seem to be getting accomplished. It’s basically…work…relax…sleep….work…relax….sleep. I don’t seem to have much time for my other interests, anymore, and I can’t imagine having kids will help that out at..
I caught the tail end of one episode of this show and it looked really interesting. It looked like these people were traveling all over the world trying to find alternative cures to stubborn ailments and the only one that seemed to work was tongue acupuncture. As a fan of acupuncture, this gave me a..
I first moved to New York the day after the Blackout of 2003. I think it was around August 15th, 2003. I got off the plane at like 6am after having sat next to some cute chick who hooked me up with a cab ride to Mackay. I literally showed up on the door step..
Yesterday Toni and I went to the once-a-month Alameda Antique Market. Quite the spectacle. We walked for hours and hours and didn’t buy a single thing…I think I was just expecting more of a flea market than an antique market. I’ve been a fan of flea markets for as long as I can remember –..
I love the look of these and have owned probably 7 pairs of III’s…I’ve just never been able to hold onto them for long. I just don’t like them on feet. Not very comfy IMO. I bought this pair for $140, wore them twice, then sold them for $200 a couple of weeks later. Great..
20 years since this one came out (and on my Mom’s 38th, to boot). One of the greatest party anthems EVER…I’m sure a lot of people laughed this one off. Classic album nonetheless. Check it out if you haven’t had a chance yet.
My buddy put this together for me the other day as I was looking over his shoulder…a nice little (Warriors-colored) stamp to add to my ebay photos. I really need to learn some photoshop, though. Anyone know of any good resources out there?
Other than being one of the most memorable characters ever, I just learned that Omar Little is actually based on a real person. Another little known fact – Michael K. Williams considers himself ‘discovered by 2pac.’
Saturday was a good day. I got up early, took a bunch of eBay pics, had a nice omelette for breakfast…watched ‘After Earth.’ Toni and I then went for a bike ride through the park and then the wiggle…then we took a nap. We had be debating whether or not we were going to go..
This dude SBTG kinda came outta nowhere and ended up making a pretty big impact on the custom sneaker market. When he first started releasing pairs, I really just thought he was a local (NY) dude trying to make a name for himself…the prices on this kicks were comparable to retail prices and I did..
That’s me in the alley next to my office building, with my friends bike. My friend took this trying to show me how I should take a picture of him with his bike. Dope pic.
Caught this on the corner of Grant and Sutter (maybe?). I thought it was a pretty cool poster.
So, yesterday, I was riding my bike home and ran a stop sign on The Wiggle. A cop on a motorcycle was sitting right there picking people off left and right – he pointed me out and yelled ‘You, COME HERE!’ I pulled up next time him knowing I had no defense (other than the..
Apparently I’m years late with this but… I fell down the Vice rabbit hole the other day and came across a video that made me blush…even though I was at home…alone…and nobody else was around. This video and song has got me feeling some sort of way, I just don’t know what it is.
What would happen if blindness passed through like a contagion? What if, all of a sudden, the whole world went blind? It’s the subject of one of the most gripping books I’ve read in the past year…‘Blindness’ by Jose Saramago. It looks like there’s a movie out there, I gotta check that out…
I love it when I make a sale on ebay. I love ‘cha-ching’ my phone makes when I get a payment. I love seeing how much cash I made. Packing up the shoes and affixing the label is always a pain, but… I ABSOLUTELY LOVE dropping these boxes off at the post office. I walk..