As posted earlier, San Franciscans arose at sunrise and gathered along Franklin Street to watch an unusual grand procession. An 1880 Victorian house was being moved from 807 Franklin Street to its new home at 635 Fulton St, traveling on a hydraulic dolly operated by remote control. Victorians are SF's signature look and it's nice to see one being protected and preserved in a grand fashion. Watch these cool time lapse videos filmed by my old pal John Kiffmeyer to see the surreal journey for yourself.
In San Francisco, a 140-year-old Victorian home was jacked up and rolled six blocks to a new location. The house was schlepped on a remote-controlled hydraulic dolly. It took six hours and cost $400,000. From SFGATE: [The home's new neighbor, a former mortuary,] was previously moved about 12 feet toward the lot line to make… READ THE REST
I'd heard stories of "The Vats" in San Francisco for decades. It was an abandoned Falstaff Brewery that had become a show space and scum condo in the early '80s, with a dozen punks living on top of each other, some of them even paying rent. There were four floors full of these vats, with… READ THE REST
Writer Steve Silberman posted a link on Facebook to this wonder Instagram archive of Alvan Meyerowitz, a photographer of the hippie and music scene in San Francisco and beyond in the 1960s and 70s. See the rest here. Image: Screengrab READ THE REST
There's a ton of reasons why you should use a virtual private network (VPN), but while they secure your internet connection, they come with a few trade-offs. For instance, you have to pay a recurring subscription fee. Some VPN providers even catalog your web activity and sell it to third parties. Others offer inadequate protection… READ THE REST
The game is called Farting Frenchies… so we've already got your attention. You might assume that's some kind of playful euphemism, but you'd be dead wrong. Farting Frenchies is about cute little French bulldogs passing gas. So… now we definitely have your attention. Whether you're a dog lover, a fan of fart humor, or just… READ THE REST
Maybe you're a tinkerer who needs to inspect tiny computer components. Or perhaps you sharpen knife blades and want to inspect your work. You might even just have an insatiable curiosity for the often unseen intricacies of our world. There are countless reasons why you might need a quality microscope handy. Unlike the ancient versions… READ THE REST