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Interesting ICAOs

What is an ICAO code?It is the standard for aircraft registration code. Every aircraft in member countries should have a unique registration code. This includes military aircraft. The standard is set by the International Civil…

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What Happens Next?

foggy golden gate bridge

A friend reccomended this article, https://popularresistance.org/coronavirus-scientific-realities-vs-economic-fallacies/. Ignoring the Communist bias of the site, the article is overall a great review and summary of where we're at today. It keeps making me think about what happens next. I'm…

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Riding These Days

The View from Hawk Hill

Riding through the city these past few weeks is amazing. It's so nice to ride without cars, cyclist ruling the streets, pedestrians everywhere enjoying the clean, sping air. I've said this before, but I can't…

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Reflections on Shelter in Place

The view of the Richmond Bridge was exceptionally clear today. The picture is shot from a park up the hill. The link below has a map of the line of sight of this shot. https://photos.lewman.com/clean-air-in-sf-bay.html…

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Positive side of COVID-19? More bikes.

Bicycle ridership is up, at least in New York City, https://grist.org/climate/coronavirus-has-caused-a-bicycling-boom-in-new-york-city/ In San Francisco, the rise in ridership was up after Better Market Street was implemented, https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2020/03/car-free-market-street-data-san-francisco-bus-bike-scooters/607711/ Vehicle traffic is down, https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2020/03/13/coronavirus-pandemic-cratering-road-traffic-these-us-cities/5041250002/ I suspect both…

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Planning for the future of San Francisco

In regards to my continued re-imagining of San Francisco, the Planning Department's report on Housing Affordability Strategies is available. A decent overview of the report is at https://sf.curbed.com/2020/3/9/21171492/housing-affordability-strategies-san-francisco-targets-planning-report. Who knew my interest in urban planning…

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Singapore & San Francisco

On a flight to San Francisco from Singapore, curiosity started me wondering about the comparison and contrasts of the two cities. Granted, Singapore is also a nation-state, but I'll focus on the city aspect of…

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An Empty Bay

Due to the high winds blowing across California, San Francisco Bay has been nearly empty today. The LEGACY was the only sailboat braving the bay today. For comparison, here's roughly the same shot of the bay…

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