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Safety cones…

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008 by calixton

…and safety tiles. I took BART to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) this past weekend—the setup is pretty convenient (if you have access to a BART station). In fact, I was able to take public transportation all the way from Davis (in the Central Valley) to the airport. All told, the trip covered about 108 […]


Friday, August 8th, 2008 by calixton

…at MacArthur BART. I don’t travel around BART very much. I make my roughly 13-minute, 9-mile trip between the Richmond and Berkeley stations twice-a-day, 230 days-a-year, and these two stations account for 99% of my BART travel. Of the 43 stations in the BART system, I’ve actually set foot (i.e. boarded or de-boarded a train) […]

Lost potatoes in cans

Thursday, August 7th, 2008 by calixton

Just because we missed out on all things Lost at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con—Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof at a showrunner’s discussion; getting tested at the (new) Dharma Initiative recruiting booth; and the big Lost panel in Hall H (capacity 6,500)—doesn’t mean Max Pictures has given up on Lost until Season 5 begins next […]

The view from the end…

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 by calixton

…of the Richmond BART platform. And that’s about all we can say about that.

Max Pictures optimized for iPhone!…

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 by calixton

…well, we’ve got a customized home screen icon, at least. I’ve had an iPhone (3G) for just 20 days and I’m still learning how to use it. (Did you know this iPhone-thing is more than just a phone?) For example, one of my early-adopter 2G-owning coworkers pointed out that you can save Mobile Safari URLs […]

Aranciata on ice…

Monday, August 4th, 2008 by calixton

…is what I usually get at the Jazz Caffe. I like the Jazz Caffe. It’s situated, appropriately enough, in The Jazzschool. The food is good, but I rarely eat there (the menu is just on the edge of pricey and I’m just on the edge of cheap—scratch that, I’m well in the region of cheap). […]

Saturday morning…

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008 by calixton

…at the Davis Farmers Market. I had to meet some former Davisvillians (they resettled in Woodlandia to the north) for a clandestine item hand-off. Rather than go through a complicated “put a white chalk X on the mailbox by the waterwheel off Route 99 after you’ve put the envelope in the hollow rock by the […]

The view from seat 11A…

Friday, August 1st, 2008 by calixton

…on Virgin America. I dislike air travel. It’s not a fear of flying or anything. I guess I dislike commercial air travel. I don’t like having to get to the airport to meet the airline’s schedule, or dealing with the increasing luggage restrictions and TSA searches. I really don’t like how crowded and small coach […]