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Category: Reviews

Earthquake Measurement – Lecture Notes

July 24th, 2014

I really enjoyed learning about the way that seismologists relate to earthquakes. Julian Lozos gave a talk at the Randall Museum on July 17th and here are my notes.

The best part was coming to understand how mathematical modeling is based on so many different measurements. And each measurement has its limits and peculiarities. I kinda also liked his confession that many seismologists believe the chaos in the system might permanently inhibit accurate quake predictions from ever being possible.

Thinkwalks iPhone App Launch

September 8th, 2012

August 31, 2012 Even more excitement around as the iPhone apps we released in February become much simpler to buy, easier to buy, and cheaper to buy! Did we mention yoou can BUY them?

Announcing the launch of two Thinkwalks guides that you can purchase directly from iTunes.

See our full announcement here.

It used to be complicated, buying the Thinkwalks guides only as in-app purchases through the Know What Essentials guide. That cost $7.97 for both Thinkwalks guides. Now you can get both—Everything Explained and Local Nerd! for just $3.98 and don’t […]

Podcast of Watersheds Panel

November 19th, 2010

The recent (November 17) Shaping SF panel discussion at CounterPULSE was recorded and is posted here. If it’s been topped by more recent podcasts, search or scroll to “Watersheds Lost and Found: San Francisco, Guadalajara, Yuba.”

Me swimming at the South Yuba River

My part of it was the San Francisco part, of course, and I was joined by Derek Hitchcock of the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), and Sarah Kelly and Arthur Richards, co-directors of Adapting to Scarcity.

The Q&A was excellent and helped me to formulate my long-term concepts […]

Haight Ashbury Map and Guide

November 9th, 2010

In the mid 1990s, I helped create two pieces of printed matter that I had no idea would hit it off one day. With each other.

Strange, but true: Stannous Flouride’s Star Map of the Haight and 409 House’s Directory of Local Services found one another, fourteen years later, and got hitched. The resulting Haight Ashbury Map & Guide is the latest incarnation of a long history of local resource guides and maps.

Stan approached me about producing his first handmade “Star Map” of the Haight, and I helped him get the […]

Pre-blog 2010 Thinkwalks Reviews

May 30th, 2010

Here are comments and reviews of Thinkwalks 2010 events that were submitted before this blog existed.
I’ve included most of the ones from Yelp, because often they disappear—removed by Yelp automated filters for reasons which may include suspicion over the reviewer’s arrival at Yelp’s site through that very link. (Maybe they assume it’s a set-up.)

Check the About page for a sampling of reviews I want to show off.

Reviews from emails

“I couldn’t stop talking about it. It was a real treat imagining and tracing the steps of a shifting topography. Searching for […]

2010 Thinkwalks Reviews

May 30th, 2010

Please write your review of Thinkwalks 2010 events in the comment section of this post. Please be as specific as possible, so others can benefit (including myself).

If you have a difficult Thinkwalks experience or a suggestion, it will be here for all to see, which I welcome. I’d like to amend my defects. I will only remove comments that seem like spam or likely to cause my loved ones harm.

If you’d prefer to keep it private, you can email me. On the other hand, to make it even more public, […]