I’m at a tiny little diner/coffee shop in San Francisco, and there’s nine open networks and about ten closed ones.
Thanks “default,” whoever you are…
I’m around the corner from SixApart, and I have no idea how many other companies/bloggers/a-listers that flash across my aggregator. Palo Alto definitely looked like VC country, and this definitely looks more like coder country. Of course, parking is still a hassle.
I’m working my way up the 280 to the San Francisco financial district today. Is there something cool I should do? Someone I should meet? A conference I should crash?
Let me know…
[UPDATE: Or not… looks like I’ll hit SF tomorrow…]
For the record, as I update this a little later in the day, all the free wifi in the world on University Ave in Palo Alto doesn’t mean squat when the parking is 2 hours max. I moved from the “coral” zone (yeah, it’s the red zone, guys) to the “lime” zone (green…), so I’ve got another 3 hours of free parking before I have to figure out where to go next for free access. I’m working out of the public library now.
Later that day… I switched libraries. I’m at the main branch in Palo Alto now.
Seen at the downtown branch:
- An older woman and a younger woman speaking French. Not sure if someone was teaching and someone was learning, but they seemed pleasant enough.
- Nobody but me using the free wireless network.
- A teenage boy logging on to MySpace on one of the library terminals.
Seen here, 1.7 miles away (thank you Google Maps)
- Lots of people with laptops out. Some look like library rentals.
- Children of all ages.
- Ample free parking.
The library of my youth, below, is apparently closed due to damage from last hurricane season.