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Golden Gate Bridge at night

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Was a nice weekend!

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Looks like California is finally setting up smartphone COVID exposure notifications. Certainly not a replacement for traditional contact tracing since many folks don’t have smartphones, but definitely a welcome additional tool to contain COVID-19! covid19.ca.gov/notify/

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I knew what to expect from Trump’s speech but when it fell out of his face it was even more terrifying than thought

My Annotated Highlights from Crucial Conversations

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Sometime last year I shared with some friends that I got into a serious conversation with someone and while I didn’t say anything I regretted, I was upset with how tense I felt and how I could feel my anger through the conversation rising. Despite it being over chat, I was shaking a bit and could feel my face was red afterward. After hearing this, @othiym23 recommended I read the book Crucial Conversations.

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The views from the Marin Headlands were stunning earlier this week!

View of downtown San Francisco from Hawk Hill Marine layer covering the Marin Headlands Sutro Tower peeking through the marine layer

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Never had the bison come up so close at Golden Gate Park!

Young bison at the Golden Gate Park Bison paddock

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Picture of downtown San Francisco blanketed in fog from the Golden Gate Bridge

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What a mess of a debate. Calls for some fernet milkshakes to relax with.

Two mint green milkshakes in glasses with straws on a wooden board

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Photo of the sky over San Francisco showing first quarter moon and Sutro Tower

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Well, you know, software engineering is just like pigeon racing

What are you on about this time

It's a sport with a single starting gate and a thousand finish lines

Wow Mike, you are both extremely smart and attractive!

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The sky is no longer orange, but the air is significantly more poison.

Smoky air over Union Square San Francisco

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The current color match of aqi.wtf and the sky is wild.

iPad open to aqi.wtf showing an orange AQI in front of a window with orange sky

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It was getting darker, but brightened up now. How extremely surreal.

Red sky over San Francisco

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Yesterday I was amazed by the images coming from Oregon with the red skies. Well today seems like SF is getting some of it’s own.

Red skies over San Francisco looking forwards the Pacific Ocean

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What a 2020 Tuesday. Spend my weekend building a tool to check Purple Air sensor data and now we have a day with smoke too high to detect and just straight up ash falling out of the sky. Sorry for jinxing this by trying to be helpful πŸ˜‚

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I got annoyed checking the Purple Air Map all the time, so I made aqiwtf.com this afternoon. Finds the nearest Purple Air sensor, runs the LRAPA adjustment on it, and refreshes regularly for you. Sorry for any bugs πŸ˜… Feel free to report bugs at GitHub

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RIP Page Street Blob

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The sunset yesterday was very red!

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I was so excited to see this train as I was walking my take out back home I wasted time taking a picture instead of just hopping on to make my trip back home faster πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

N Judah Train on 9th Ave

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Yay! I hear the N train running down Judah again πŸŽ‰