May 2nd, 2004

smilingkat, halifax, happy

city by the bay...

So yeah. Friday, I went to San Francisco. First, I got a couple maps of SF for my project. Then I went out to Divisadero, to Gamescape, which is, in my opinion, the best freaking game store in the Bay Area. (Granted, I've not seen many.) There, I got the IN GMG and lots of dice -- roman numeral d6s, chinese number d6s, wooden d6s, California d6s, those dice in dice (both d6 and d10) and glow in the dark d6s. I love dice. I need to find a game to get into so I can use some of these.

And when I got home, I found a letter in my mailbox that read "as long as you pass your exams (i.e., project) you're good to graduate."

Friday night, I talked to zibblsnrt briefly, and then Luns invited me out for something. I'll tell you more when I get the pictures from him, but for the IN fans in the crowd, what we did would have made Haagenti proud. Then we spent a couple hours burning off the sugar high.

This morning, I wrote a bit of randomness (which isn't going to make any sense if you're not familiar with the The Jihad to Destroy Barney, as Katze's my character there--although it might not make any sense anyway, it's me being utterly random), and otherwise bummed around my apartment.

Tonight, I had convos with zibblsnrt and mrfnord, which were both fun, and I took a sharpie marker and did this to one of the transit maps I bought on Friday:

And now I'm going to bed, so I can put my database together tomorrow.

Night, LJ world
  • Current Music
    Eric Clapton - San Francisco Bay Blues
ucseal, fiatlux, academics


Tonight involves a very large image, but I figure I'll share. :)

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Yeah, so I have some project work done. If you don't want to look at the big image, the files in question are planned database table layout and neighborhoods of SF as they'll be used in the project.

Things I could use from folks, if they want to help, right now, are the following:

  1. I need a logo. Doesn't have to be fancy, my basic scribble just has a stickhouse next to the words "Neighborhood Project". I just can't reproduce it in digital format. This isn't crucial, it's one of the last things that can be dropped in.
  2. The hard part is putting the data in this sucker. If anybody can come up with lists of stores in SF and where they're located (any kind), I'd be greatly appreciative. All I need is store name and street address, I can take it from there. I'd really like grocery, drug, and hardware stores, but stuff like movie theatres could be useful too.
  3. Pictures! Pictures of SF are always good. If you've got any, let me know. I'd like to have at least one picture of each of the 15 neighborhoods I've got deliniated, I've got some of downtown, Castro, and Richmond in my own stash, but...more are always useful. :)

I think I've got most everything else under control.

So here goes the push to get everything done. Wish me luck, 'cause I think I'm going to need it.

Oh yeah, shiny new domain name for the project, too. Thanks to jrenken who's been rather patient with me throughout this.
  • Current Music
    Don McLean - Vincent