Apparently I was not the only Justin born in the late 70s early 80s

In the 1980s, “Justin” was actually the 12th most popular name. I wonder why that is? And before the 1970s, it was virtually unheard of. It’s crazy to think that my name dates me. “Justin” name popularity graph

The financial crisis finally hits home

To our loyal customers, Due to the rise in prices of everything in the world we have been forced to slightly increase our prices and begin to charge sales tax. We have tried to hold off as long as we…

Blogger’s block

I want to write, but I don’t know what to write about. I feel like I’ve kind of painted myself into a corner where I only really blog about two different things. Hiking trips I’ve taken and technical howtos. (I’m…

So I live and work in the city now

It’s been almost two months. I’ve been walking to work almost every day. It’s nice to integrate a little exercise into my daily routine. It’s actually a remarkably direct route. I walk all the way down Pine Street to Market,…

At Free Culture 2008, sort of liveblogging

It’s been 3 years since I’ve spontaneously up and attended a conference semi-related to my sphere of interests, taking advantage of the Bay Area’s hotbeddedness. I read about “Free Culture 2008″ on Boing Boing this week. And now I am…

Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis

Thanks to the San Francisco Film Society’s French Cinema Now, I got to see Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis (roughly translated as “Welcome to the Land of the Shtis” or alternatively, “Welcome to the Sticks”) the second most attended movie in…

Liveblogging Evan Williams at the CM Summit

John showing off his Twitter account, where he was crowdsourcing his CM Summit interview questions for Twitter co-founder Evan Williams. John Battelle: Twitter’s Quantcast graph shows 2 million uniques, Compete shows 3 million US uniques, Comscore tells us you have…

Bored online

I used to really look forward to spending time doing stuff on my laptop. It was how I wound down at the end of the day. It was a way of taking some time for myself. But lately I seem…

New old shoes

Is this just a sign that I’m getting older? Or that I have impeccable taste? (I don’t know, I seem to have a similar problem letting go of old laptops.) I’m not sure when I got my green shoes (sometime…

San Francisco at dusk from Pier 14

The Hills Bros. Coffee building is at the center San Francisco lights reflected in the bay Reflected light as “watercolor”

What to do with cayenne peppers?

Found in the veggie box this week: Cayenne chili peppers Any ideas?

San Francisco has a Cheese School?

Yes it does. I stumbled upon it over a year ago while looking for fondue restaurants on Yelp. The only problem is their classes are so popular they fill up within days of releasing a new season’s schedule. I tried…

Boats ad infinitum

Taken walking by South Beach Harbor yesterday.

I am a bank

Back in May I created a Kiva account, and funded it with $100. At the time I was feeling especially fortunate, and wanted to give something back. Kiva is this really amazing non-profit organization that makes it possible for anyone…

City sunlight

One of my favorite moments each morning on the walk into work comes just before I get to Market. On a clear day, the sun blasts down Beale Street, creating a surreal glow around the historic PG&E building at the…

Look ma, no hands!

Happy Halloween!