So here I am, sitting in Rockin’ Java in the upper Haight, surfing on the free wifi. All kinds of cool people are (and have been) here, including Matt Haughey, Tantek Çelik, Erika Hall, Scott Andrew, Doug Bowman, Michael Leung, and Merlin. Some other people have drifted through but I didn’t catch their names. Sooner or later I ought to buy something. Or not.
As is always the case for San Francisco, the weather is beautiful and the driving horrendous. Tight parking I can handle, but the restrictions on turning, one-way streets, and general vehicular topography are a nightmare. It makes Cleveland Heights look like nothing. I can well understand the impulse to be a biker in this city, and I’d almost certainly be one if I lived here.
Regardless, it’s a thrill to be sitting with smart folks and talking about whatever comes to mind. I’m looking forward to more of the same over the next few days.