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December 22, 2009

Huzzah! Cell coverage under the Bay on BART

It has finally happened.  Oh happy day! Four wireless carriers turned on their cellular coverage in the BART Transbay tube, which goes under the San Francisco Bay.  Now people will have more ways to annoy each other while hurtling at 70 miles per hour under water of the bay.  With the recent issues with the Channel Tunnel in the UK/France, it is nice to have a bit more communications infrastructure in place for a piece of mind.

 

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(Photo Courtesy of Paul Wicks on Flickr)

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December 21, 2009

Radiskull... has it been a decade?

I was recently reading an article about the changes in the delivery of animated/video content on the internet before Youtube and other video sharing sites became so popular.  It started to make me think about some of the original Flash video sharing sites, like Atom Films, where I originally found Joe Spark's creation: Radiskull & Devil Doll.

Radiskull & Devil Doll 

While there have been tons of technological advances in the delivery of flash and video stuff, Joe Spark's content still amuses me.  A levitating skull drinking piping hot coffee... that is golden.

December 11, 2009

BART into Oakland Airport! WOOT!

It was just announced today that BART will finally build a train to connect the Oakland Coliseum Station in Oakland to the Oakland International Airport. Why is this so exciting?  For one, the AirBART bus connection was awful.  In the past the only real mass transit route to a major airport was via BART to the San Francisco International Airport, and that train ride was approximately 90 minutes including one transfer.  According to BART's news release, this new train will make the trip in a little over 8 minutes, which makes the trip from my station just 34 minutes total.  Talk about time and money savings!  Just make sure there aren't any Raiders games when you plan on flying!  While it won't be finished until at least 2014, it is definitely something to look forward to.

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So true...

Again, the XKCD comic has nailed it right on the head.  Nothing has been more true...

XKCD 

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December 10, 2009

Next stop... the 80's

Every 42 years a movie comes out that has incredible insights to the human condition.  That movie is probably coming soon, but until then, you have to check out Buster Jones.  It has everything that one could want in a movie: Afros, mustaches, and tons of Martial Arts.  You will be entertained and maybe learn a little bit about yourself.

Don't take my word for it, check it out for yourself:

 

 

Yo Jeff!