musings of a budding social entrepeneur

Monday, July 31, 2006

Dinner detail

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Happy bday soph

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Cooked a prime rib dinner tonight for the bday girl and the marathon man. With creamed spinach and au gratin potatoes. And a bavarian cake with passion fruit filling for dessert. Yum

Sunday, July 30, 2006

sf marathon

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cheered on my roomie on guererro between 14th and 15th this morning as he zoomed through the 20th mile of the sf marathon. it's pretty amazing to see that many people all dedicated to this sport. i love how they're all so grateful for the water volunteers... and how receptive they are to cheering. i stood on the corner of market and guerrero for a while, yelling out cheers to runners, 'good job!' 'you're amazing!' 'go runners!' 'you can do it!' 'whoo!' 'water right around the corner!' 'eye of the tiger!'. this last one got a lot of laughs. i wish everyone took encouragement, positivity and congratulations as well as runners did. i wonder what it feels like during a marathon?
i saw 10 year old kid, a man running with no shoes, and this guy, who went by the name of 'coatman'

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Mr pickles

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This one is in daly city a block down from in n out. Notice the different mr pickle. The one in the mission is wearing a sombrero. This one looks like an ex member of the village people.

the funniest mfer alive

saw dave chappelle last night at the punchline for the opening set of his new tour. d lucked out and scored a pair of tickets yesterday morning. what a great friend he is. BFF! haha.
we got seats right alongside the stage.never been in such close proximity to stardom before.
this guy is friggin genius. for the first 20 minutes he did some rehearsed bits, but then he opened up his act to the audience. basically freestyled his comedy against anything people threw at him. had us ROTFL until 3 am.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Djed at 111 minna last night

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Went out to an industry party last nite that my friend tyrone put together. Ended up throwing down a dub set I pulled together from some other dudes records.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

the birth of motion pictures

Movie Pioneers

Leland Stanford unwittingly started a chain of events that contributed to the development of motion pictures. To settle a wager regarding the position of a trotting horse's legs, he sent for Eadweard Muybridge, a British photographer who had recently been accclaimed for his photographs of Yosemite.

Although Muybridge initially considered the task impossible, he made history when he arranged 12 cameras alongside a race track. Each was fitted with a shutter working at a speed he claimed to be "less than the two-thousandth part of a second." Strings attached to electric switches were stretched across the track; the horse, rushing past, breasted the strings and broke them, one after the other; the shutters were released by an electromagnetic control, and a series of negatives made. Though the photographs were hardly more than silhouettes, they clearly showed that the feet of the horse were all off the ground at one phase of the gallop. Moreover, to the surprise of the world, the feet were bunched together under the belly. None of the horses photographed showed the "hobbyhorse attitude" - front legs stretched forward and hind legs backward -so traditional in painting.

The photos were widely published in America and Europe. The Scientific American printed eighteen drawings from Muybridge's photographs on the first page of its October 19, 1878 issue. Readers were invited to paste the pictures on strips and to view them in the popular toy known as the zoetrope, a precursor of motion pictures. It was an open drum with slits in its side, mounted horizontally on a spindle so it could be twirled. Drawings showing successive phases of action placed inside the drum and viewed through the slits were seen one after the other, so quickly that the images merged in the mind to produce the illusion of motion.

In 1880, using a similar technique with a device he named the zoogyroscope, or zoopraxiscope, Muybridge projected his pictures on a screen at the California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco." Motion pictures were born...

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Live painting

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subjects lounged motionless atop leather chaises. Painter setup a projector and brushed colored lights onto them.


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Went out to a new club in the city with b and ish. Pretty epic space with 6 bars and 4 sound systems. Used to be the old dv8.

Symphony in the park

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Saturday, July 15, 2006

Its torta time

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Back to the old hood.. Ken and I met up with a few friends of his. Mara, arthur and melissa. grabbed drinks at medjool then out for some much needed grub

View from black box

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The office balcony overlooked the bay. Pretty nice view

Gastown clock

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This clock was steam powered and in the middle of a neighborhood in vancouver called gastown. Went on a little shopping spree here after a days worth of meetings.

Eggs benedict

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Had a delicious breakfast at the four seasons in vancouver. They muffins were grilled nice and crispy so they still had a crunch even after the yolk broke.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Flying to vancouver

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Had a hectic morning getting ready for a 7 am flight to vancouver. am standing in checkin line right now. Going up to the black box office to work with the need for speed team's commerce initiative. Pretty excited about the trip. will be good to escape sf even if only for a day. Definitely gotta catch up on the z's tho.

Monday, July 10, 2006

My new tank

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Friday, July 07, 2006

crazy dream

had a dream last night that I was on a bullet train somewhere in france on my way to paris. when i got off i met up with a friend of a friend who had a levitating motorcycle. he taught me how to ride it. the steering mechanism controlled "pitch", "yaw" and roll. this was the first instance of hearing words in a dream that I had never used in real life.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006


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Enjoyed popsicles at dolores