Category Archives: California

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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Women in Silicon Valley

Why So Few Women in Silicon Valley? – NYTimes.com. It’s a good article but really downplays the rampant sexism in the industry.

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Yeah…

G.E. estimates that the United States will spend $13 billion in the next five years on high-speed rail routes. China, with a much more ambitious infrastructure program, will spend $300 billion in the next three years on overall expansion of … Continue reading

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8 vs 160

High-Speed Rail Gains Traction in Spain – NYTimes.com In the United States, President Barack Obama has set aside $8 billion in federal stimulus money for investments in high-speed rail, but the money will go to a limited number of states, … Continue reading

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Beautiful

There is something so inspiring reading about and seeing this house. It’s definitely the first modern/contemporary house I’ve seen in a while that I’d really want to live in.

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Word

Los Angeles’ carbon footprint is a light one — sort of – Los Angeles Times “The Mississippi River roughly divides the country into high and low emitters,” it says. “In 2005, all but one of the 10 largest per capita … 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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Full Steam Ahead

Face value | Mr High-speed Europe | Economist.com TGV accounts for only one-third of SNCF revenues, but its fat margins lifted the railway to a profit of €695m in 2006, after fees paid to RFF, the track owner, are taken … Continue reading

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