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AdWrap de los Muertos ~ Friday, November 02, 2018

My train this morning was, appropriately, a Dia-de-los-Muertos-themed AdWrap. It's just a lottery ad, but still kind of cool.

My ride home had a nice AdWrap from Alaska Airlines.

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Boo ~ Sunday, October 21, 2018

We recycled a "skeleton mad scientist" by removing "science" accessories, dressing him in a thrift store bridal gown, and created a Ghost Bride.

The "boo lights" have been around for years. All-time best garage sale purchase!

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Happy Birthday NASA! ~ Monday, October 01, 2018

60 years old today.

We made a cake!

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Scary Movie ~ Friday, September 28, 2018

Nate and I biked to the movie theater, got our snacks, and took our seats just in time... to see a giant BIOS startup screen, and then Windows loading. Spooky! After a couple of reboot cycles, trailers started rolling and everything was fine from there on out. I had no idea projectors were actually Windows PC's. We never have this kind of problem at the Niles Essenay Silent Film Museum!

Anyway, we saw The House with a Clock in its Walls. We are big fans of the book (and sequels) by John Bellairs. I felt like the movie was reasonably faithful to the book and overall, pretty entertaining.

If you see it, and are a fan of Edward Gorey, stay for the end credits to see some animation that seems to be making an homage to the illustrations he did for the book.

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Picturesque Post with Poppies ~ Thursday, September 27, 2018

Our state flower does quite well in patches of ground where nothing else seems to be able to grow.

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Battleship Potemkin ~ Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Last Thursday, Wini and I and my parents saw it at the Castro.

It's an intense movie, and more or less based on actual events. Here's a contemporary report from the San Francisco Call, via the very nice California Digital Newspaper Collection:

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San Carlos Car Show ~ Saturday, September 08, 2018

There is a vintage car show in San Carlos today. Here's a few vehicles that could fit in on an early twentieth-century trolley layout.

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Lupe the Mammoth ~ Friday, September 07, 2018

I took a scenic route to work. I expected I might see some wildlife on the way, but a Columbian Mammoth was a surprise!

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Big Project Ideas for Bay Area Transportation? Submit to the MTC by Sept 6th ~ Tuesday, September 04, 2018

This has been out since June, but I only just heard about it.

Got some crazy idea? Submit it here.

It has to cost at least $1,000,000,000.

Transbay Catapult, anyone?

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Lizard Season! ~ Sunday, September 02, 2018

They like the warm sun. This little guy is only about an inch and a half long!

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