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When cities manage curb parking properly, curb parking shortages will disappear & minimum parking regulations can be removed, even in cities where no public transit exists.

If your planners don’t believe me, ask them to critique this presentation.

#YIMBY
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Corollary: When cities fail to manage curb parking properly, no amount of public transit will prevent curb parking shortages.

Do you doubt that? Try visiting #SF’s #UnionSquare, which has the best transit service of any place west of Chicago, after 6 PM when the meters turn off.
Before 6 PM, #SF’s #SFpark program is in effect in #UnionSquare: demand-based curb parking prices balance supply & demand, so curb parking is easy to find.

After 6 PM, curb parking prices are cut to $0, so curbs become overcrowded. All the buses in the world won't fix this.
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I’m not in an affected area but I was working through scenarios on what I would do this week since this is only a matter of time as a disabled medical baseline customer in San Francisco. Some thoughts 👇

#PGEshutoff #PSPS #SuckItAbleism #CripTheVote #SF
1) there is 1 community resource center per county that is open only during the day with capacity to serve 100 people based on what I read.

How in the world would that be adequate in San Francisco? If I went there to recharge some equipment imagine the wait time!
2) I live in a multistory building and while power outages are not uncommon, an outage of 2-5 days would trap me in my home since the elevators will be out. If I had to evacuate I would have to leave my power chair which is several hundred pounds.
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1/ It is not easy being black at #google. Today another googler (not a security person) physically tried to stop me from coming into the office. And it’s not the first time someone asked for my badge when it's visible and make physical contact with me #biasinbadging #google
My badge was hanging from my hip as usual and this particular 'Googler' followed me for at least 20 meters exhorting me to show my badge #google #biasinbadging
As I continued on my way they ran in front of me and attempted to physically stop me. As tried to make my way around them they continued to step in front of me. To be clear, I had not responded to their request for my papers, as my badge is clearly visible #google #biasinbadging
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[#Exposition] Jusqu’au 25/08 > Le #MerveilleuxScientifique - Une #ScienceFiction à la française bit.ly/2PtCb2O via @laBNF #LaMethSci
27/04 > Expo “Merveilleux-scientifique” : quand la #SF française d'il y a un siècle prévoyait le futur bit.ly/2PDkgqD via @USBEKetRICA #LaMethSci
1909 > Du #MerveilleuxScientifique et de son action sur l’intelligence du progrès bit.ly/2Pypl3o par #MauriceRenard #LaMethSci
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I have cited AO3's taxonomy and archiving systems as models at academic linguistics conferences because they are IMPRESSIVE as usable, durable, well-designed systems, and frankly academia could stand to learn from fandom here
Here's an example: rights transfer and orphaning

Academic archives are patchy when the original depositor of the data dies or doesn't want to be responsible for it anymore. AO3 has a whole system in place to transfer fic to another user or leave it up without your name attached
I was literally at a conference a few years ago when an academic was like "oh yeah we just don't know how to deal with rights transfer at our archive" and I pulled up AO3's orphaning policy as a model
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Me revoilà ! Donc ce matin, premiers cours de la semaine, en #2de. Objectif de la séance : comprendre ce qui distingue deux allèles. Outil : un logiciel de comparaison de séquences (déjà utilisé la semaine dernière). Modalité : tâche complexe collaborative... et martienne.
Bon en soi, la notion n'est pas la plus compliquée du monde. Je pourrais la formuler (ou trouver un élève qui sait déjà), la faire noter dans le cahier, et considérer que c'est bon c'est compris.
Spoiler : enseigner (les sciences, mais pas que), c'est pas ça.
Les objectifs vont au delà de la notion. Il y a l'utilisation d'un logiciel, certes, mais ce n'est qu'un outil. Il faut surtout poser un problème qui fasse sens et faire en sorte que les élèves construisent la notion. Ça veut dire comprendre ce qu'on fait et pourquoi on le fait.
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A big theme in my speeches across Western US is the formative impact that Irish people & those of Irish descent have had in shaping modern day Western US. This is very true in #SanFrancisco where there is huge Irish heritage & where we have a vibrant @GlobalIrish community today!
Around 11% of the Bay Area is of Irish descent & there is a large Irish born community too. The people to people connections between the region & Ireland are very strong as evidenced by multiple sister city connections: @sfgov & @corkcitycouncil; @CityofSanJose & @DubCityCouncil
@SantaClaraCity & @LimerickCouncil are sister cities, as are @CityofMenloPark & @GalwayCityCo! Quick shout out to Kathy Watanabe @Carunningmom, the Vice Mayor of Santa Clara with proud #Roscommon heritage. Here’s me meeting with Mayor @LisaGillmor & Kathy earlier this year.
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Today I’m going to tweet about our Consulate in #SanFrancisco. It’s the third oldest Irish Consulate in the US established in 1933 after our Consulates in New York and Boston. You can reach us on twitter & instagram @IrelandinSF.
We’re a pretty busy office! In 2017 we issued about 4,658 passport & travel documents - the 2nd highest in the US and 4th in the world. Applicants from overseas can apply for passports online: passportonline.dfa.ie but we’re still busy with renewals for children & 1st time apps
We also issue Working Holiday Auhorisations which allow recent graduates in the US to work & travel in Ireland for a 12 month period. Irish graduates can do the same in the US under the J12 prog. A lot of our younger @GlobalIrish community in #SF have arrived here on this prog.
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Just came off the streets after march and rally with hotel workers of @unitehere and #publicschool teachers @uesf who just earned a pay raise thru SF’s #YesOnG ballot campaign waged with @SFDemocrats @sflabor and @TeamPelosi. People are angry and scared about #Janus.... 1/thread Christine and SF teachers union leaders marching
We marched with hundreds of hotel workers of @unitehere who are in contract negotiations with massively lucrative #SF hotel chains that will not give their workers a contract with fair wages. Message: “One Job Should be Enough” It’s NOT - and #Janus makes their lives harder. 2/ Susie Christine Rafael marching
Both the hotel workers and the teachers said the same thing: Donald Trump’s #SCOTUS sided with corporate bosses over workers, first denying protections against #sexualharassment and today denying voices in the job in #Janus. By design, TRUMP’S COURT IS HURTING WORKING PEOPLE. 3/ Local 2 Hotel Workers Union and Teachers Union leaders speak at SF rally
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