Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

I posted this display on the main page for Thanksgiving, but I was not satisfied with the definition, i.e. too blurry.
So, here it is again, in a format that anyone can click on and expand. There really are an awful lot of commercial airplanes in our skies, especially on the day before Thanksgiving.

Click and enjoy.
Later, I checked and found the U.K. on October 31, this year:
Seems, rather empty, no? But I don't know if the comparison is fair.
Finally, try a YouTube of world air traffic, and watch as the sun traverses the globe:


Thursday, November 14, 2013

I never thought...

Here it is, folks. The long-awaited 4th bore of the Caldecott Tunnel, the major artery between SF/Oakland and the teeming masses on the Eastern side of the Oakland Hills.
I didn't think I'd live long enough to actually see this thing, but it opens next week! It's really going to help Westbound traffic in the evening. Other times, other direction, not so much.