2010 Focus will limit (teen) drivers

December 7, 2008 at 10:55 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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Watch this Ford video to learn how a specially programmed key will manage certain aspects of driving including:
-speed
-wheel spinning
-radio volume

Mother’s Cookies is reborn – thanks to Kellogg Co

December 6, 2008 at 12:03 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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Stop hoarding those Circus Animals folks. CNN/Money reports that Kellogg Co will acquire the “trademarks and recipes of Mother’s Cake & Cookie Co.”  No more Chapter 11 bankruptcy as earlier reported!!

Google Maps on your phone

October 13, 2008 at 10:55 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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No iPhone? No problem. Download Google Maps for your phone.

Google Maps for mobile with My Location (beta)

Bay Area Technology and Computer Summer Camps

March 16, 2008 at 8:07 pm | Posted in tech | 9 Comments
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It’s that time of year when you begin to dream of summer. There are a number of summer tech camps in the Bay Area for you to enjoy. The “camp” part of the deal is a throwback to sleeping tents near a lake – most of these camps are either daytime only or you stay in dorms. Most offer a buffet of sessions that may include graphics, web design, video editing, game design and programming.

Digital Media Academy at Stanford

CyberCamps Bay Area – UC Berkeley

Do you know of another? Toss it in the comments sections. I’ll update this post as I learn about more summer opportunities.

UPDATE 3-17-08 Loads more options in the comments section.

Great photos

February 11, 2008 at 3:52 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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The lone S.S. Independence comment lead me to a wonderful collection of photos on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tunnelbug/ There is a set of SS Independence photos that you will enjoy.

Truly worth a visit.

Tomales Bay State Park on proposed closure list

January 11, 2008 at 12:09 am | Posted in tech | 2 Comments
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Gov Schwarzenegger released a proposed budget today that targets California’s $14.5 billion deficit.   One of the money-saving proposals involves closing 48 state parks out of a total of 270 parks.  Tomales is on the list.  The parks would remain closed until the budget crisis passes and would be patrolled to prevent unauthorized appreciation of nature.

Here’s the list of proposed park closures.  Many of my favorites are on the list.  How about you?  Do you think that closing parks is better than closing schools or reducing welfare?  Read the comments on the Chronicle article for other options.

Bottom line: get out there and visit some of these parks just in case.

SF Tiger: What do you think about zoos now?

January 5, 2008 at 7:41 pm | Posted in Bay Area | Leave a comment
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219ryqxq7yl_aa_sl160_.jpgIn the wake of the holiday tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo, what do you think about zoos?  Has your opinion changed at all?

What do you think about all finger-pointing?  Who is guilty? Use the comment feature below and let us know.

America’s first zoo opened in Philadelphia in 1874 after a 15 year delay related to the Civil War.

58,000 gallon oil spill in San Francisco Bay

November 9, 2007 at 9:59 am | Posted in environment | Leave a comment
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 WEDNESDAY A CARGO SHIP HIT THE BAY BRIDGE and caused more than 58,000 gallons of bunker fuel oil to spill into the SF Bay.  It has spread throughout the bay and up the coast past Dillon Beach now contaminating the Farallone National Marine Sanctuary 25 miles off the coast of Stinson Beach and more than 7 beaches have been closed.  There will be a meeting at lunch Next Wednesday, Nov. 14th in Ms. Fox’s room 406.  Contact any member of SEA-DISC to see how you can help.  COME TO THE MEETING FOR MORE INFORMATION and how you can help.

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Marin Mammal Center update and how you can help

Marin IJ article

Chronicle article

Google map of oil spill


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