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Archive for August 2010

San Francisco Values

I’ve lived in San Francisco for 15 years, which is 15 years more than anyone connected to this ad. San Francisco changed my life. I found a career here. I was married here. I bought property here. I’m never, ever leaving. So I think I can speak to what San Francisco Values really are. Here are a few of them.

Ten Tips on How To Be A Driver in San Francisco

A driver is not just the operator of a car. A driver is someone who knows the pulse of the roads. Someone who can navigate rush hour. Someone who can tell if the car in front is really going to turn, or just forgot their blinker was on. Someone who knows the silhouette of a speed trap from a mile away.

links for 2010-08-24

Why trust Facebook with the future’s past? — Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard "Facebook could be such a repository today, if it…

links for 2010-08-21

Salon: Google News gets gamed by a crappy content farm Scott Rosenberg on Google's faltering relevancy. Required reading. (tags: google…

My New Vertical Jungle Wall

Since the first one went so well, I decided to up the ante. Last weekend I attached six Woolly Pockets to my office wall and filled them with two dozen plants to make a vertical tropical garden. The installation was a breeze and, so far, all the plants are still happy. I love it.

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Hi, I’m Derek. I used to make websites. Now I grow flowers and know things. I’m mostly harmless. More.