There's gold in them there cables.San Francisco hopes to raise as much as $1.8 million annually by leasing out its surplus fiber-optic cable capacity, a new report says.San Francisco has operated its own internal communications system for more than a century. That network is now connected via mor ... More >>
The city's technology mavens are anticipating the Board of Supervisors will tomorrow give them the go-ahead to enter Google's much-ballyhooed fiber sweepstakes. A sub-committee of supes last week unanimously sent a motion to the full board recommending San Francisco get in on Google's game. The M ... More >>
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi will be even happier if his colleagues agree to denounce PG&E this weekDo you fear the encroachments of the technological Leviathan known as Google? Are you wary of the carcinogenic effects of your cell phone? Relax. That buzzing you feel in your head probably isn't ... More >>
Google: It's a noun, a verb, and, soon enough, it'll be the Ryan Seacrest of a national, municipal contest determining who wins a brand new ultra-high speed fiber network -- only with discernible talent.The Bay Area-based search engine recently announced a plan to build a new fiber network in a yet- ... More >>
Oh bleary eyed passengers on San Francisco's ship of fools:
I have to say I'm getting quite the kick out of my vacation. Last week I went a whole six days without thinking of Sean Elsbernd! Honestly, life is too short to think about Sean Elsbernd. I don't know how he does it.
Instead ... More >>
The city spends how much maintaining its Web content system?Guess how much money the city of San Francisco spends, each year, to maintain its current Web content system. Just maintenance -- whatever costs are associated with data entry are extra. Remember, this is San Francisco, so think of a ridicu ... More >>
Jim HerdWebcam, ahoy!Longtime listeners to San Francisco Giants broadcasts will be familiar with KNBR radio's ubiquitous catchphrase touting its broadcasting might: "From the Farallones to the Rockies..." Many a fan has probably stopped to wonder who, exactly, is catching those ballgames out on the ... More >>
The city doesn't have any money for you to find a home either, JohnnyOn Monday, SF Weekly's Benjamin Wachs was bewildered that the Department of Technology was begging the Board of Supervisors for a $750,000 new temporary home -- after three years of failing to locate a permanent home, which won't b ... More >>
When your whole government shuts down so that it can go to Washington D.C. and lobby for handouts, you know you've reached a point of no return. Economically it's a sign of total defeat, an acknowledgment that we are a zombie municipality that needs fresh infusions of federal blood just to go thr ... More >>
This week the Board of Supervisors approved two contracts that had been botched by the city, and only one man bothered to object. The only thing unusual about this is that one man bothered to object.
That was Supervisor David Campos, who, in one 20-minute stretch, took the mantle of "good governm ... More >>
So I like easy listening music. So what? After several days of calling around the city to determine who is responsible for the music tormenting callers waiting on hold for San Francisco city departments -- and spending a good deal of time feeling their pain -- SF Weekly has finally discovered who we ... More >>