commented on Time Unkind to Electric Lascaux
I don't think this was exactly cutting edge in 1990 either - I had toy (the etch-a-sketch animator) that could do slightly more complex animations than this in 1986.
I would assume the animations are intentionally minimalistic. They also mimic the LED information displays you tend to find in places like train stations (times, stops, etc. - some of our buses still have them), making them a bit of a riddle to passengers - why is this display showing an animated face rather than the time?
This is not to say I'm crazy about them - I think they needed to go further (particularly in size); but I wouldn't be opposed to giving them some time to mature - sometimes outdated technology becomes more interesting as it gets older.
commented on Fireworks At The Needle, And How Should I Quit Smoking (Again)?
Start a penalty jar - every time you smoke a cigarette, put one dollar in it. Put a big label the jar that says "American Crossroads", "Rick Santorum for President", "the catholic church", or whatever political figure/cause you despise most.
Any money in the jar gets donated to said cause.
Dec 11, 2012
commented on Now Closed
So, the first thing you'll see after crossing the bridge into Fremont will be a giant Chase Bank? That'll help maintain the supposed independent feel-good hippie vibe of the neighborhood. Their neighborhood planning committee must be as impotent as Capitol Hill's.
Nov 13, 2010
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