posterous – another blogging tool to not use

August 5th, 2009

I’m writing this via my gmail account. Meaning, I’m composing an email
that I’m about to send to

If all goes well, this text will end up on my blog and on a posterous
micro-blog. (If I’d set it up, it would go to Twitter and Facebook as
well–but I figured I’d test this first before I start spamming by

Let’s see what happens.

Posted via email from Jeff’s posterous

Boat Blogging

August 13th, 2008

I’m currently in the San Francisco Bay on a fishing boat. I just caught a halibut and now I’m celebrating with a cold beer.

Life is good.

PS – here’s a picture of my dad, my father-in-law and San Quentin.




Apparitions at the Albany Waterfront

August 4th, 2008

I visited the Albany Waterfront park for the first time on Saturday. Odd place. It’s a small peninsula sticking out into the bay that’s crisscrossed by walking paths in various states of repair.

It feels like a former industrial area—maybe a port or warehouse district, I’m unsure of the history— gone wild. There is a sort of main path that runs along the water, but it intersects with a bunch of smaller paths that twist through the area. Tall grasses and plants (six, seven feet tall) make some areas feel like you’re walking through a maze. Remnants of previous structures(?) (concrete, rebar, chucks of asphalt) and bits of metal and driftwood jut out of the ground from time to time. (According to Albany Today the site was a former landfill–I just learned that, BTW.)

The most interesting thing about this weird little park is the art. Local artists have made lots of… stuff from the flotsam and jetsam. Some are elaborate (like the figure above or the dragon/sea monster complete with rider below) and some are simple–stenciled graffiti or a piece of driftwood that’s been given a face.

We went around dusk and the light was failing, but I plan to go back and take some more pictures.

If you’re in Albany, it’s worth checking out.

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Watching the Growth of Walmart Across America

July 31st, 2008

Great visualization of Wal Mart’s growth:

Watching the Growth of Walmart Across America.


Worst Phishing Email Ever

July 29th, 2008

Internal Revenue Service <service>

Tax refound (28371231) $620.50

You have get a Tax Refund on your Visa or MasterCard.
Complete the formular, and get your Tax Refund.

(Your Refund Amount Is $620.50)

[strange IP address URL here]

Copyright 2008 – Internal Revenue Service. All rights reserved.

Birth of Cool

July 27th, 2008

We went here today.

Point Isabel Dog Park

July 26th, 2008

First a walk on the beach…

…then a bath.

Saturday Breakfast in the Back Yard

July 26th, 2008

the bagels were good

the bagels were good

Critical Mass blocks traffic in The Castro

July 25th, 2008

Watch Me Mail My Taxes!

April 16th, 2008

As you may or may not know, in January we moved out of San Francisco and bought a house in Albany, California—a small town carved out of the north end of Berkeley in the East Bay. (Translation for the New Yorkers: it’s sort of like going from Manhattan to Brooklyn—maybe Park Slope or Cobble Hill.) I have now achieved that most American of dreams: massive mortgage debt!

So, join me now on a walk to the Albany Post Office to mail my taxes. There will be sidewalks, train tracks, plants and more!

As a bonus you’ll get an assortment of FUN facts about my new town! Impress your friends and co-workers at your next cocktail party when you work the official town motto of Albany into the conversation.

Also, I didn’t skimp on the coverage. You’ll get THIRTEEN action packed minutes of walking… and… er… talking!

Act now!
(Or when you have some time to kill.)

- peebo

ps – Since I know nothing about video compression, this is a pretty massive file (36 Megs). If you have trouble viewing it in your browser you might try downloading the video by clicking this link and then opening it.