Tuesday, October 18, 2011


The biggest problem with sports  and politics in the USA is  that it all feels contrived, controlled and manufactured. Very boring

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Short Tank Artists.

In the cab business where I work, a short tank is when you go to get your cab from the driver who drove it the previous shift and he doesn't fully fill the tank with gas.
This can save him money that he saves at your expense.
For egregious violation there are remedies within our system to collect payment for not receiving the cab fully gassed up.
But there are some drivers who I will call short tank artists, they fill the cab up but not all the way as there are various points on the "F" = full part of the fuel gauge, and what these cheapskates do is fill the cab enough to not get in trouble with the bosses but not fill the tank up as far as it should be saving themselves about 5 dollars a shift which adds up.

Friday, October 7, 2011

S.1619 : Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011

Be interesting to see what happens to this Bill that is on the Senate floor.
It is directed at forcing China to revalue it's currency higher.
I don't know if the Bill is a good thing or bad but definitely interesting.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Rest in Peace Steve Jobs.

The passing of of Steve Jobs has made me very sad.
For me a man in my 40's he is a cultural icon like Elvis Presley was to others from another era.
Rest in Peace Steve Jobs who's products brought so much pleasure and fascination to so many , I am truly saddened with your passing.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Personal Historian , Journalist.

When I am driving my cab I sometimes feel like a journalist or historian who is working for himself. I meet an extraordinary amount of interesting people and am always interested in their stories and how they go to where they are at this point in their lives.
I also drive through a variety of neighborhoods from the very wealthy to the very poor and always wonder how these places and the people who live in these places go to this point in their history.
Sometimes you can drive into a nook of the city that is very depressed , and think wow this just the end of the line, complete poverty surrender.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Summer in San Francisco

If you like warm weather , the best time to go to San Francisco is in September and October.
That city receives it's best weather of the year then.