Yes on Q gets it’s revenge

So, I’m sitting here minding my own business on a sunny Saturday afternoon. I hear a car pull up, and some pounding in the front yard. I look out the window, and it now appears I am a Measure Q supporter, because I’ve got a brand new Yes On Q sign in my yard. So…

Astroturf or Concerned Citizen?

Today, I got a letter in the mail hand addressed to Lisa Long, who has her mail sent to my house while she’s in London. The return address is just down the street, which is confusing, since I figured Lisa would have introduced me to any family she had in the neighborhood. Then I notice…

A visit to Yes on Q headquarters

So I hopped on my bike and rode down to Yes On Q headquarters. It is, not surprisingly, located in spacious offices owned by the same organization that wants to build the high rises. Sigh. Democracy at it’s finest. I talked to a nice guy there named Bill Ferguson. Here are the things we talked…

Measure Q tele-spammers

If you are searching the web for info about the Marina Shores development in Redwood City this might interest you: I’ve been getting a number of call and hang-up calls on my cell phone with “caller id unavailable”. This is usually an indication that you are in a predictive dialer system’s phone list, and they…

Kiss My Ass, Chronicle

This article in the Chronicle, describing confused visitors to the city of San Fransisco during a power outage, is just over the top. Its treatment of the suburbanites who subsidize San Francisco’s excesses is offensive, and I hope they get called on it. You know, we don’t need to come to Union Square to shop….

iTunes gripes

On the first day it was released, I installed iTunes for Windows. I figured something from Apple has a chance of dislodging WinAmp as my music player. They pay attention to important details, and except for the ongoing Quicktime debacle, make software most people seem to like. Using it to edit MP3 metadata has been…