Fleet Week 我们飞啊飞

Blue Angels

时隔三年又一次去看Air show,依然很难停车,也依然感慨万分。

周末还去参加了一个36kr的活动,最大的感慨不是台上的创业者们(顺便提一下,女性创业者真多!),而是一个硬件创业园带来的一堆硬件小玩意儿,非常好玩。外加之前参加的一个drone活动,感觉就是,以前是中国制造,现在就成中国创造了!大伙好好加油 😀

多事之春

远在大洋那头,神秘的马航到现在没有踪影,乌克兰也还没消停,对岸的学潮轰轰烈烈,逢中必反。这边小小的硅谷也不太平,且不谈大大小小的融资,Bn级别的公司多如牛毛,奇奇怪怪的小公司让人不经质疑bubble的到来和何时破碎。

Mozilla的Brendan Eich做了一会儿CEO,不到半个月之后就下台了。一个javascript的author,一个在公司待了15年的老臣,倒在了Prop-8脚下。就因为4年前support Prop-8(ban gay marriage)捐了1000刀,他一上台,gay界开始各种boycott Mozilla,质疑声不断。

在旧金山,IT业的蓬勃发展导致贫富不均,屌丝逆袭,物价上涨,房租上涨,一些住了几十年的人被房东赶出,于是各种抗议也越来越多。T上市的时候就有人在公司门口抗议,发展到现在有人在Google shuttle前呕吐,有人去Kevin Rose(Digg创世人, Google Venture Partner)家门口发传单诋毁。这两天还听说一帮人专门在旧金山flip smart car。

更别忘了前段时间风风雨雨的SCA-5,为了讨好西裔选民,SCA-5不科学不公证的对待其他少数族裔。

这个世界是怎么了?

ps. HBO的新剧《Silicon Valley》上线,笑点还真不少。

Alcatraz后感

终于跑去参观了Alcatraz了,这座大名鼎鼎的监狱,就感觉象终于背了红宝里的abandon一样。这监狱的感觉和肖申克的救赎/Prison Break差不多。

乱七八糟的感想一堆 –

1. 自由的可贵,不要干坏事。要是进了监狱,那只好拼rp越狱了
2. 感觉象恶人谷,到处都是十恶不赦的人,想要混好一定很难吧
3. 谋事在人,成事在天,这么多次的越狱记录也只有一次可算成功,可其它的确实也都不赖 (http://www.alcatrazhistory.com/escapes1.htm
4. 虽然成功的那次真的很难得 – 用勺子挖的洞,还做了假人头..
5. 不然如果待在这个没有自由的小岛,不越狱真的还能干啥?
6. 越狱的很多失败还是在于信息的不对称,不知道现代化的监狱是不是能上facebook…
7. 还是永远不要干坏事的好 ><“

天天好心情 (5)

不知不觉都可以写到5了,意味着又一个星期过去了。想来一周五天工作日也确实做不了许多,而两天的周末总是飞快..

1. 这周最开心的不是又一次从Poker的失利中学到了什么,也不是看到两个邀请来的嘉宾在不到五分钟就来了一个大火并。当我把面前的chip推到台里的时候,我就立马知道挂了,然后沮丧的我走出了门,开车就回家了。路上我还在琢磨着这次失败的教训,但一回家之后就开始coding – 一个一直想做的小东西,然后没有很久我就忘了其它事情。我毕竟是个engineer,总是会为解决问题而感到开心的吧(所以,我看这个一直到48页的时候,也忍不住笑了)。

2. 周末,就完全是Fleet Week的Air Show了。不管是在开车在骑车站着看坐着看还是在城里在山上在岸边在桥上,各种看各种拍各种被吵到就是了。Airshow还是很精彩的,天气也是无比的好 – 三藩无比争气的没风没云没雾,阳光让人好的想做白日梦。ps 三藩停车真的是又涨经验了;Golden Gate Bridge下坡实在是爽翻了。

3. Dolores Park依着山的公园看夜景很漂亮,如果把那些adult only的场景去掉的话就更好了(主角们不过是高中生们)。学荡秋千 – 我居然不会 🙁 早上起来还研读了一下关于荡秋千的论文 orz

4. 去了一趟早场的Yoga session,就在那边一边推一边拉的,当天除了一直觉得饿啥也没觉得,还屁颠屁颠跑去足球,第二天又是睡不醒又是各种酸痛….

5. 我是越来越爱上这座城市了

Things to do in San Francisco

http://cduruk.posterous.com/things-to-do-in-san-francisco

Check how much i havnt done.

BLUE – WILL DO
GREEN – DONE

RED – WONT DO

  • Go to Alcatraz and definitely take the audio tour.
  • Tour Fishersman’s Whart. It is touristy and cheesy, beware.
  • See the sea lions at Pier 39 at Fisherman’s Wharf.
  • Get some clam chowder at Boudin in Fisherman’s Wharf. Beware, it’s a lot of food.
  • Talk with the street performer by Ghirardelli’s. Ask him to sing in any language you want (Turkish, Russian, Mandarin and German works)
  • Visit the wineries in Napa Valley. Better if you take a tour instead of driving there yourself.
  • Bike the bridge to Sausalito. Be amazed how much it resembles Istanbul.
  • Go see a concert in Mountain View Amphitheater. I recommend The Fray.
  • Buy some sundae from Ghirardelli. Beware that they are ridicolously sweet; probably want to share it with someone.
  • Go see the painted ladies (not what you think) and reminisce about Full House.
  • Get some food at In-n-Out. Bonus points for off-menu items.
  • Eat breakfast at Pat’s in North Beach. Maybe not as fancy as Mama’s but there’s not a 2 hour waiting line.
  • Eat some Italian food at Cafe Zoetrope (owned by Francis Ford Coppola).
  • While there, visit some of the bars on Broadway and then eat drunk-food at Golden Boy Pizza.
  • Go to Mission and hang out with the hipster crowd. I recommend the hookah bar on Valencia.
  • Visit Baker Beach. Beware of the nudists (or join in).
  • Go to a bonfire on Ocean Beach on a sunday.
  • If you see a Tesla roadster on the road, try to take a photo of it and have the driver smile at you.
  • Find friends who work at start-ups based in the city so and have BBQ parties on the rooftop.
  • Go to Chinatown and buy some Chinese food that looks scary.
  • Find a friend who has sailing license and sail in the bay with your friends. Beware, it’s windy but awesome still.
  • Drink some fancy tea at Samovar (by Metreon, ask around)
  • Take the cable car. (but be ready for the long waits)
  • Go to one of the Nightlife parties at California Academy of Sciences on a Thursday
  • Visit MOMA and want to buy every single thing at the gift shop.
  • Eat a fried chicken sandwich at Bakesale Betty. There’s a line but it moves really fast. And it is worth it.
  • Hang around at Union Square at night. It’s very fancy.
  • Go to Dolores Park. That place gets interesting at night.
  • Listen to some random people playing music at Union Square.
  • Find a street festival (Haight and Ashbury was fun) and go there.
  • Walk through Tenderloin at late night. Bonus points for making it home safely.
  • Eat some tasty burritos in Mission at Taqueria Cancun.
  • Go to a GitHub meetup and drink some Scotch on your favorite repo’s dime
  • Sit next to the founder of your blog software on the bus (and don’t realize it).
  • Go to Marina district. I haven’t figured out what to do there yet.

So many places i need to check out in San Francisco!

Here is i did/plan to do on top of those

  • Go to 17-miles Drive/Big Sur, take photos
  • Watch Blue Angels flying on top of your head as part of air show.
  • Visit De young Museum, see an exhibition
  • Drive down Lambard Street
  • Do a parallel parking on uphill/downhill
  • Go to japan town, watch a movie in Japanese/Chinese
  • Attend one parade on any traditional Chinese festival
  • Chill at night waiting for Caltrain/whatever
  • Biking trip in Napa
  • Pass a tunnel to Lands End, trying to see the Far East 
  • Climb up the Filbert Steps toward Coit Tower
  • Check out 16th Ave tiled mosaic steps
  • Hiking at Muir Woods. Take the long, windy roads to get there.
  • Crabbing at Berkeley/Pacifica/Golden Gate Bridge/Bay

Last Updated: Apr. 12th, 2011