Category Archives: Bay Area

In the US from August 19 to September 29

My itinerary is as follows: Portland: August 19 to 25 San Francisco: August 25 to 28 Burning Man: August 29 to September 4 Tahoe City: September 4 to 6 San Francisco/Silicon Valley: September 6 to 16 St Louis: September 17 … Continue reading

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The letter to Anna Eshoo that wasn’t

This morning I read in The Wall Street Journal that apparently Anna Eshoo, whose district includes my hometown, was joining the NIMBY crackpot brigade that opposes California High Speed Rail. Terribly disappointed, this is the letter I wrote and was … Continue reading

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Banking Thoughts

I just got off the phone with Charles Schwab and I’m got some stuff to say. First, I was shocked when the person helping me didn’t know how to answer my questions immediately. I had gotten so used to solving … Continue reading

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Too True

#91 San Francisco « Stuff White People Like Though they live in a world class city, San Franciscans have a crippling inferiority complex about New York and even hinting at that will make them very sad or very defensive.Fortunately, there … Continue reading

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Zero, Zilch, Nada

“Free! Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business” The most common of the economies built around free is the three-party system. Here a third party pays to participate in a market created by a free exchange between the first two … Continue reading

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A Career Change

VC Heidi Roizen has left the VC business and gone into song writing with SkinnySongs. Talk about a change!

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“Everyone knows that what’s important is people, not distances”

There’s a great counterculture map of the world on Strange Maps. The map is good but even better is a quote from a review of it in a 60s Berkeley ‘zine: Everyone knows that what’s important is people, not distances, … Continue reading

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An Alternate Explanation of Hella

There aren’t significant differences between northern and southern California, so naturally we fixate on the little things: we hate that they call the freeway “the 101″, while our dedication to the word hella is looked down upon. For those who … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley’s Turn of the Century Roots

The Chron has a good piece on the origins of Silicon Valley, and specifically the role of radio.

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Rummy!

Former SecDef DonRum has been invited to take a position at the Hoover Institute, everyone’s favorite center of quality Russian research and neocon fantasties. Unsurprisingly, many on the Farm aren’t happy.

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