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Entries from March 2006

March Madness

March 27th, 2006 · No Comments

I saw these interesting stats on SportsCenter tonight. One of the four people who picked the correct Final Four explains his picks. It turns out that he picked George Mason by mistake.My final four picks were: Texas, UCLA, U Conn, Villanova. Hey – one out of four ain’t bad.

March Madness

Tags: Sports

Sirius crosses 4 million subscriber mark

March 20th, 2006 · No Comments

Sirius Satellite Radio announced yesterday that they crossed the 4 million subscriber mark. It took them a little over 3 months to grow from 2 million (September 15th, 2005) to 3 million (December 27th, 2005). It took less than 3 months for Sirius to go from 3 million to 4 million (March 20th, 2006). If they keep up this growth rate, Sirius would end the year with over 7 million subscribers. Sirius’ stock is up significantly over the last week on this news. XM reached 6 million on January 4th, so they will need to announce something about passing 7 million in the next week or so to keep pace with Sirius. I’ll be updating my XM vs Sirius total subscribers graph when I get the latest numbers from XM.

Tags: Technology

Rephotographing my neighborhood

March 19th, 2006 · No Comments

Rephotographing my neighborhood in San Francisco. The photo on the left is from today. The one on the right is from 1953. That’s Twin Peaks in the background. The neighborhood in the foreground is called Miraloma Park. Best viewed at full size.Rephotographing my neighborhood

Tags: My Photos · San Francisco

Legion of Honor

March 18th, 2006 · No Comments

Today at the Legion of Honor.Legion of Honor

Tags: My Photos

Battle on Wikipedia over Marina Girl definition

March 14th, 2006 · No Comments

A couple of months ago, I posted something about a couple of funny definitions of the Marina Girl and Marina Guy on Wikipedia. Well, I was trying to show this to someone today and I saw that someone has taken the liberty of deleting the definitions. I checked out the Wikipedia change log for this entry and noticed that there has been quite a battle going on with people deleting the definitions and other people adding them back in. Come on people, can’t we just agree to keep the definitions in place? On a related note, as I was going through the change log I noticed a definition for the “Marina Child”:

If the denizens of the Marina do not fall into the category above (single), they are married and possess one child. The Marina child is less than 5 years of age and often responds to such names as “Cole”, “Spencer”, “Madison” or “Dakota”. Last names as first names or geographical locations to which either Marina parent has never been are currently all the rage. The Marina child can be found on any weekend morning being pushed or carried by either parent down Chestnut or Union Streets.

Photo by Flickr user Thomas Hawk

Tags: Random · San Francisco