Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Clipper Quiz Number 2.

For all you transit nerds out there - here is another fun @BayAreaClipper quiz!

The last quiz answer was $5.50.

Question 2 - How much did I pay to go home, taking the same bus/bart/bus combo?

Monday, June 27, 2011

MUNI of the now

Bay Area Clipper Card Quiz!

Update: Though Professor Akit got this one right on Twitter inside of 30 seconds, we're giving it to Bret Lobree. Akit is a ringer.

Details on Akit's Complaint Department - totally agree with his assessment that MTC botched this one.

For all you transit nerds out there - here is a fun @BayAreaClipper quiz!

Yesterday I walked down the street. Got onto the 48 Bus at 24th/Diamond. I was going to go to Bryant and get on a 27, but NextBus was telling me 54 MINUTES! So I got off at Mission, and was going to take the 14 down to 16th to get a 22/33, but my kid said "I WANNA RIDE THE CHOO CHOO". So we got onto BART at 24th/Mission, took it to 16th Street BART, went upstairs, and got on a 22 to our final destination.

MUNI ride on the 48
BART ride from 24th to 16th/Mission
MUNI ride on the 22

All within 30 minutes. I used my single clipper card to pay for this trip.

Question - How much did I pay?

First correct answer wins a Growler of Beer from Firehouse/Tied House.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Apology worse than the original offense.

Coming down Bryant headed towards a left onto Cesar Chavez, a car came out of their driveway right in front of me. I barked as loud as I could, the driver heard me and jammed on his brakes, crisis averted as I shot him a nasty look.

The light for the left on Chavez turned green, I headed East towards the nasty underpass of 101, and the driver pulled alongside me, rolled down his window and honked, and I looked over and he said "Sorry Amigo, I need to watch better, I am so sorry" while pointing at his eyes.

Between him startling me with the honking of the horn and him swerving around looking at me instead of the roadway, I think I was more in danger due to him feeling bad and doing an apology at 25 MPH than I was when he turned out in front of me.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Twitter >> Facebook

There is no way I can possibly describe my hate for perforce
Fri Jun 17, 9:57 via tweetdeck

@murphstahoe anything in particular support@ or I might be able to alleviate, or just venting?
Fri Jun 17, 10:11 via tweetdeck

@murphstahoe I know #Perforce support monkeys are crazy-good at responding, even via email at, might be worth a shot.
Fri Jun 17, 10:14 via tweetdeck
@scuttlemonkey - Gamer, mischief maker, tech lover, social media monkey, and all-around geek. Currently incarnated as Ecosystem Manager for Perforce Software.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Anthony Weiner

The guy made a bunch of firebrand speeches, and he had some good points. He got on TV a lot because of it, and pushed hard on his opponents.

However, this isn't the first time he did something stupid that hurt his credibility.

“When I become mayor, you know what I’m going to spend my first year doing?” Mr. Weiner said to Mr. Bloomberg, as tablemates listened. “I’m going to have a bunch of ribbon-cuttings tearing out your [expletive] bike lanes.”

The cyclist community is very big, largely Democratic, and very active. I mean, when the scandal breaks, and "The Bike Snob NYC" starts circling looking for a dead body that isn't a good sign.

Especially when he follows up by photoshopping Rip Torn's Mug Shot onto the body.

Stupid usually isn't a one time event. If Rob Anderson is patting you on the back and BSNYC is on your back, you're making some pretty big mistakes.