I love my cat

Posted in Personal News, Random, Video at 9:54 pm by divinity

Bunki is just plain entertainment. Heather captured this video:


The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

Posted in San Francisco, Video at 4:50 pm by divinity

This may be more interesting to the Bay Area locals, but I figured other people might find it neat as well. This is an old newsreel about the Bay Bridge opening up back in 1936. I love the style with which this news is presented. It’s exciting and sensational and for good reason.

Some fun facts about the Bay Bridge (via wikipedia)
* The Bay Bridge is 44,352 ft (8.40 miles) long.
* One of the busiest bridges in the US, carrying approximately 280,000 vehicles per day.
* The legal name of the bridge is The James “Sunny Jim” Rolph Bridge
* Construction began on July 9, 1933, with the bridge opening on November 12, 1936, causing one of the greatest SF traffic jams ever.
* The total cost came out to $79.5 million (equivalent to $1.07 billion in 2005 dollars).
* The toll started at 65 cents, dropped to it’s lowest of 25 cents.
* The current toll for autos is $4, collected only for westbound traffic. For comparison, the original $0.65 toll in 1936 would be $8.62 in 2005 dollars.
* The dirt excavated for the Yerba Buena tunnel (the largest diameter tunnel in the world) was used in part to build Treasure Island.
* Construction for a more earthquake-resistant replacement on the eastern span began in 2002, with an initial completion date slated for 2007. Now they’re looking at somewhere around 2012 or 2013.


Hooping at Yuri’s Night

Posted in San Francisco, SF Events, Video at 12:23 am by divinity



Posted in Fun Stuff, Video at 4:40 pm by divinity

The people behind possibly the best video… ever.


The Bay Bridge shrouded in fog

Posted in Personal News, Video at 12:26 am by divinity

I drove back across the Bay Bridge this morning to go to work. I was surrounded in a most impressive manner by fog. Here are two videos I took:

I love how the bridge just fades in with this one:


Driving across the Bay Bridge after Christmas

Posted in Personal News, Video at 11:55 pm by divinity

Heather and I head back across the Bay Bridge late at night after the Xmas party at Nimby. There’s something I just love about the Bay Bridge. Both it and the Sutro Tower represent SF for me.


My drive home

Posted in Personal News, Video at 11:32 pm by divinity