2006 in photos

I’ve often contemplated starting a daily photo blog (I may still), but as it turns out, I may not need to. This year I posted to my blog 195 times (not counting neatlinks), and included over 369 photos and screenshots…

I haven’t been this excited about anything so shiny since I bought my car

Welcome the new additions to the family: After moving into my first apartment, the only room I felt I knew how to outfit appropriately was the kitchen. I had 3 rooms to furnish, and ended up spending over half of…

Define: irony

Yes, that’s Microsoft’s Windows Live Search advertising on The Pirate Bay (most likely through a remnant ad network). Update: Speaking of which, is Verdana really the best they’ve got?

You know you’ve made it when…

…your product gets featured in a parody by Weird Al Yankovic. Props to all my white and nerdy peeps up in Sebastopol.

Carbon-neutral computer power?

The very last step in the long (but streamlined) Dell computer configuration process involves selecting “My Environmental Options.” Traditionally this involves a significant additional fee in order to “recycle” aging hardware (which regrettably means it probably gets dumped in China,…

Collage with the Marin Headlands

The white line on the right is actually many strands of red Christmas lights that had been hung from ceiling to floor. The scene on the left is the Marin Headlands, from a bus on the Golden Gate Bridge. Both…

Hot Golden Gate Bridge Action!

I heart the Golden Gate Bridge—in all its international orange glory. Possibly the best part about working in Sausalito is that I get to cross the bridge twice a day (and twice a week on bike). The skies were quite…

The art wall grows

At this point, I’m not yet sure if this is a wall for art, or a wall of art, but either way, I like it. While shopping for Christmas presents at Kindred in Santa Rosa last month, I stumbled upon…

small orange roses

I like to buy a bunch of flowers when I get groceries. It usually costs $6-8, which seemed like a waste at first, but after a while, it’s really nice having a bunch of flowers in a vase, which in…

Three way loaf

Part II in our continuing “Silly Sausalito” coverage. Three way loaf. Hot. Then again, there are an above average number of Maseratis parked around town. Maybe they’re not all that silly.

Dottie’s

Waited in line for half an hour this morning afternoon at Dottie’s True Blue Cafe on Jones and O’Farrell. This was going to be my first meal of the day, and it was already after 1. I’ve walked by before…

Almost everything on my mind after five months in San Francisco

I keep wanting to write something about living in the city, but I’m hesitant to do so, because how I feel is such a moving target. Last week I was struck by a bout of typical beginning-of-the-year boredom. So that’s…