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BART BSOD

BART BSOD

Seems that BART went out of ser­vice tonight. I was walk­ing towards the Trans­bay Termnial when I saw a long line going all the way out of it. You can tell that they need­ed tick­ets or some­thing of that sort. Thank God I did­n’t for­get my pass today or I would’ve total­ly been there all night.

It’s weird though… I guess they all did­n’t have any change to pay the fare—in the bus. It just goes to show that every­one don’t car­ry cash any­more. Any­ways, BART is all about safe­ty. Though it caused a lot of peo­ple some grief and delays on their way home, we just got­ta be glad that there are oth­er ways out to the East Bay.

SFGate.com arti­cle about the halt

(03–29) 18:55 PST SAN FRANCISCOBART ser­vice is resum­ing after a near­ly 90-minute shut­down caused by a com­put­er net­work­ing prob­lem.

BART stopped reg­u­lar ser­vice after the prob­lem hit at 5:27 p.m., mov­ing all trains under man­u­al con­trol to the near­est sta­tion. Sys­tem offi­cials said trains had resumed about 6:50 p.m.

BART spokesman Lin­ton John­son said the prob­lem was dif­fer­ent from the soft­ware glitch that plagued the sys­tem Tues­day, but had the same effect — a ser­vice shut­down.

A San Francisco Native’s First BART-ride

BART Discovery by a San Francisco Native

Since the day he was born about a quar­ter plus years ago in SF, Justin has nev­er used the BART. Today, was a glo­ri­ous rainy day—as he final­ly expe­ri­enced his first BART ride. Even though it was a short one (from Mont­gomery Street to Pow­ell street), it was well worth the $1.40 in change spent.

Update, 3/28/06
Please do know that this was a joke. Come on, its like not going to Dis­ney­land for free and liv­ing a mile away from it.

When You Lose Something Special

So I have been busy these past cou­ple of days. I don’t even think I got out that much dur­ing the week­end, oth­er than to play soft­ball on Sat­ur­day noon. Besides that, it was pret­ty much spend­ing day­light in my room and being deviant with some projects both for work and for free­lance. Any­ways, I just want to share some­thing with you all… I lost some­thing spe­cial to me. Some­thing that has kept me dry at times, as well as kept me safe when I have to walk late at night—my umbrel­la, Tim­ba.

Timbaaa… Nooo…

I got her dur­ing Tim­ber­land’s 40%-off Friend & Fam­i­ly Sale this past year. She was great. She did her job well. It was just unfor­tu­nate to have lost her due to strong 18mph winds blow­ing south-south­west ear­ly tonight.

Any­ways, I just had to do an “obit­u­ary” per­say and share it with the great peo­ple over at Tim­ber­land. Here’s my solemn note:

RE: Mini Vent­ed Arc Umbrel­la

To whom it may con­cern,

This umbrel­la fea­tures a clas­sic, vent­ed arc design that can hold its own (and hold its shape) even in strong winds.”

I real­ly love the com­pact­ness and built, but the winds tonight over at SF test­ed its build,

Pho­to of the umbrel­la

SF’s weath­er fore­cast

I got the umbrel­la through your Fall Friends and Fam­i­ly sale. I was won­der­ing when you guys are gonna have anoth­er one so I can get a hold of a new one. This sucks. Please help. I look for­ward to your reply.

Regards,
Sher­win “My vent­ed-arc-designed umbrel­la broke”