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Check Out My Guest Posts on Learn HTML With Song

By on Oct 21, 2014 in San Francisco, Tech, Writers |

A cool new site just launched all about producing educational coding music videos. The idea is that if you’re going to get a catchy song stuck in your head, why not have those lyrics teach you HTML, the language of the web? It’s called Learn HTML With Song, and it’s made by a San Francisco coder, Diane Presler, with more than 20 years experience as an HTML teacher. Here’s an example of one of their videos. Learning the HTML IMG Tag With Claude Parnell In addition to videos, Learn HTML With Song has seven beginner HTML lessons already since their launch this month, and they’re releasing new ones every week. Unlike most dry coding sites, every lesson is filled with fun images and it’s written in a clear conversational tone that’s easy to understand. The lessons are starting from scratch so you don’t have to know a thing about coding to get...

Decompression San Francisco 2014

By on Oct 14, 2014 in Bay Area, Culture, San Francisco |

Decompression is a street festival celebrating the return of Burning Man participants.  It’s a way for those who’ve returned from the Playa to get one last whiff of that Burning Man magic while giving tourists a chance to see some of the art, mutant vehicles and outfits still freshly covered in dust. I’ve attended Decompression for years now, but it was my first time going after my freshman year as a burner. I found myself seeking people who’ve been there, not because I wanted to be exclusionary. I’d arrived several hours before my friends, which meant approaching strangers. It was easier to approach burners because I knew they would be likely to practice the principle of radical inclusion. I met some beautiful people in any case. Below are some of my favorites moments. The San Francisco Mission Brass Band I’ve seen these guys around San Francisco...

San Francisco Pride 2014 Photos

By on Jun 30, 2014 in All, Bay Area, Culture, Feminism, San Francisco |

Photos from the San Francisco Pride festival, Sunday June 29th 2014. Fly your rainbow freak flag my pretties.

Year of the Horse

By on Mar 11, 2014 in Bay Area, San Francisco |

I happened to be in Nobb Hill during the final day of the Chinese New Year Parade. I made sure to head down hill to Chinatown to catch San Franciscans ringing in the year of the horse. Firecrackers for everyone!

Sneak a Listen at 826 Valencia Benefit Album Tracklist

By on Nov 27, 2013 in Bay Area, Books, Writing, Publishing, Culture, Gotta Hear This Music, Playlists, Publishing:, San Francisco, Writers, Writing | 1 comment

Check out some songs from the forthcoming 826 Valencia benefit album.

Father John Misty at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in Golden Gate Park

By on Oct 4, 2013 in Bay Area, Concerts, Gotta Hear This Music, San Francisco |

About an hour ago Father John Misty, whom some of you better know as J Tillman of Fleet Foxes, played a free show at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival. Check out these screen grabs from the show.