Archive for the ‘Business and Technology’ category

The More Things Change the More They Stay Exactly the Same

February 28, 2011

The dryer at my laundromat (which is called a “[something something] Tumbler”) doesn’t work, so I took a picture of it and tried to post it on Tumblr, but Tumblr isn’t working either, so I’m posting it here:

Whatever technology you’ve got, no matter what era it’s from, if it starts with T-U-M-B-L you’re fucked. Beware.

Mr. Pickle Makes Appearance in Area Videogame

February 22, 2011

Burgertime! Mr. P sure looks like he’s in bad shape though :(

You can play this game at Thieves on 14th, which is now open during the day!

Job Interview Blues

February 21, 2011

Renée (pictured) walks us through a tough one:

“We like brain puzzles here. Do you like brain puzzles?”

I can’t think of anything I like less, sir.

He begins. “Get out some paper.”

“You have 22 socks in a drawer. Half are red, half are green. If you are choosing them randomly, how long before you have a pair?”

The answer is three, of course. And I come to that eventually, though not before I am done administering fractional half-lives and pension plans for each individual sock.

“Simple thinking is the virtue of the unimaginative!” I say, losing.

You see, she’s too creative a thinker for her own good. Read on for more brain puzzles and whimsy.


Monday Morning Fashion Triumph

Delano’s Space Might Become ‘Grocery Outlet’

February 8, 2011

It was reported a couple weeks ago that the old Delano’s space was close to becoming a Fresh & Easy. Now it appears there’s a new possibility. Reader Lisa C. explains:

Heard from Supervisor Campos’ office last week that there are bids in
from two places to lease the building that was Delano’s: a place
called FRESH AND EASY and then one called Grocery Outlet.

They both seem kinda weird but the latter seems less desireable from
what I’ve heard.  Apparently the contact person in the Mayor’s Office
is Lisa Pagan, in the office of workforce / economic development or
something like that.

I wonder when the public hearing is?

Yes, I wonder.

[Original image by Curbed SF]


Delano’s Going





January 15, 2011

I guess I should start leaving the Mission once in a while.

[Photo by Man Freckles]

My Antenna Is Taller Than Your Building

December 15, 2010


A steady, bellowing Gooooooooooooooooooooool emanated from within.

Pedicab Service Comes to the Mission

November 27, 2010

I think the driver said his business is called Scumbag Rickshaw or something like that, and that I could find him on Facebook. But I can’t find it, and I’m pretty sure it’s actually not “Scumbag.” My memory of this is a little foggy. Somebody help me out?