Archive for December, 2009

Muni Christmas tree

December 31st, 2009

Gee, Muni, isn’t it a little late to be putting up a Christmas tree? Oh wait, it’s Muni; they’re always late.

Muni Christmas tree

Muni Christmas tree

Muni Christmas tree

(Spotted at the 22 bus shelter at 16th and Valencia.)

Outdoor mistletoe in San Francisco

December 20th, 2009

Mistletoe appeared above several San Francisco sidewalk corners yesterday. I saw it on 16th and Dolores, 16th and Church, and 18th and Dolores. And it seems to be working — I watched a few couples use it.

Photos follow!

16th and Dolores mistletoe:

Mistletoe up close

Mistletoe at 16th and Dolores

Mistletoe at 16th and Dolores

Mistletoe at 16th and Dolores

18th and Dolores mistletoe:

Mistletoe at 18th and Dolores

Mistletoe at 18th and Dolores

Strangely re-dubbed Star Trek: TNG

December 19th, 2009

From Day Job Orchestra

Jack Lives Here

December 16th, 2009

Ozone Thai recently replaced Gavin Newsom’s Jack Falstaff restaurant on 2nd Street.

Today when I was walking by, I couldn’t help but to notice this sign outside:

Jack Lives Here

How ironic!

Captain Dan & the Scurvy Crew

December 13th, 2009

Captain Dan & the Scurvy Crew is a pirate rap group. Yeah that’s right: PIRATE RAP. Need I say more?

Captain Dan & the Scurvy Crew — Yo Ho Ho

Captain Dan & the Scurvy Crew — All About the Booty (live)

SEASONAL BONUS VIDEO!!!
Captain Dan & the Scurvy Crew — A Pirate Christmas

These gentlemen o’ fortune can be found on their MySpace page.

NEIN!

December 3rd, 2009

Multiple computers on your desk? Synergy to the rescue!

December 2nd, 2009

Do you have more than one computer on your desk? I think most of us have both a laptop and a desktop, perhaps more than one of each. In the old days, you would have had to buy a piece of hardware called a KVM to deal with this situation, and that sucked.

But now there’s Synergy Plus, a free software application for sharing a keyboard and mouse between two or more machines. It works over your existing network and even shares the clipboard (text only) between machines.

Best part? It works on all three major platforms: Windows, Mac, and Linux.

If you’ve never tried it, or if you have an older version, i.e. Synergy2, give Synergy Plus a try. It’s not too hard to setup — just make one computer the server, configure it, and set the others to be clients. There’s a full configuration guide here.

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