Further into the heart of the American dream…

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…or something like that. I got bad culture shock in SF (and still have more to write about that). Then we went to Vegas. Oh Jesus. So now we’re going to Burning Man… Best part of Vegas was chilling with an old friend who works here. In her pool, in the ‘burbs. Totally chilled. Oh, …

Birthday thoughts

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…after a Vegas birthday that took in two circus shows, one training session, and one visit to Walmart – it is connection that I value, not spectacle. Also warmth. Hence I am delighted by this present from Andrea, helped by Shyamtara, from a photo of me spinning the Mitochondrion Mark 4 at Kiwiburn in 2013 …

Random SF thoughts while I try to clarify how I feel about this place.

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We caught up with a wonderful surfer/aerial friend at some cafe down by Ocean Beach. They had toast, apparently causing

Achievements unlocked!

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✔ Drive in the USA ✔ Get cut up by a BMW ✔ Get cut up by a Lexus ✔ Get cut up by a white van ✔ Get cut up by a pickup with a bed full of rusty engine parts ✔ Catch a bus in the USA ✔ Catch a bus going in …

Last minute Burner soldering

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With Kellective. SF looks like it does in the movies. The cultural presence is such that, even from far away as NZ, you kind of know what to expect, or at least there’s a pre-existing set of stereotypes that mediate your experience here. For example, the vegan cafe in Berkeley that’s full of hippy attitudes, …

San Fran

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Incoherent jetlagged thoughts from Oakland: SF is biz jets and crappy public transport. Time from getting off a plane to seeing a hand gun: less than two minutes. Hipster mac and cheese? Sunny parks as lounges. Lots of homeless people, mostly black, mostly not begging but just hanging around. Drivers stopping for pedestrians and lots …

Namespace clash, or why these jumping Germans are using #happyinmotion?

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My alert for “happyinmotion” has been going nuts, with numerous German women jumping up and down: A photo posted by Carolin (@caroli_in) on Aug 11, 2015 at 10:46am PDT A photo posted by @thats.the.secret on Aug 11, 2015 at 3:43am PDT Seems a deodourant company in Germany is running a competition called Die Rexona motion …

How much Weston?

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This much.