Category Archives: Technology

Air Combat: Precita Park and the Civic Politics of Drones

Well, since we already live in the future, this was probably inevitable… While Bernal neighbors conduct an ongoing conversation about the social norms associated with the presence of dogs in Precita Park, Neighbor Ruby reports that some Bernal residents are also trying … Continue reading

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New, High-Tech Solar Streetlight May Deter Illegal Dumpers. Maybe.

The north entrance to Bernal Heights Park has been the site of many illegal dumping attacks, over the years, all done under the cover of darkness. But a new high-tech solar-powered streetlight should make the parking area a bit less … Continue reading

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Smile! Look Happy! Google Street View Car Surveys Bernal

Hopefully you brushed your sidewalks and flossed your expansion joints recently, because several neighbors spotted the Google Street View car in Bernal Heights over the weekend, presumably to update our visual data to reflect our look in late 2013. Fortunately, … Continue reading

Posted in Geography, Technology | 8 Comments

Hurry! Go See “First” by Bernal Playwright Evy Pine Before Nov. 10

Neighbor Laurie urges one and all to see the Bernal-born play that’s currently on stage at Stagewerx, depicting a day in the life of Bill Gates (before he was BILL GATES): We went yesterday to see “First” at Stagewerx theater … Continue reading

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Drone Video Filmed Over Bernal Hill Lets You Experience the View Like Local Avian Wildlife

Nathan Shipley just earned his wings with the Bernalwood Air Force. Specificially, Nathan just established his credentials to lead the BAF’s Division of Drone Cinematography and Surveillance (BAFDoDCaS), and he did so in fashionable style by sharing some amazing footage … Continue reading

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How To iPlayDate: Bernal Neighbor Creates App to Connect Local Families with Kids

The Citizens of Bernalwood should be proud of our locavore technologists. They build many amazing things, many of which are inspired by local conditions. The newest piece of amazing locavore software is an iPhone/iPad app called KangaDo, which is a … Continue reading

Posted in Kids, Technology | 10 Comments

Free Wi-Fi Coming Soon to Cortlandia

San Francisco is moving ahead with a program that will install free WiFi networks at 31 locations around the City, and the Bernal Heights Recreation Center just off Cortland was selected as one of the free hotspots. If all goes … Continue reading

Posted in Infrastructure, Technology | 8 Comments

Star Sighting: Neighbor Markus, Fresh from the Set of “Good Morning America”

Yesterday I walked into Harvest Hills Market  to buy some raspberries, and who did I see? Neighbor Markus! Of course, he’s Neighbor Markus to us. But to the rest of the world, he’s Markus Spiering, head of product at Flickr, … Continue reading

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Introducing Bernalwood… The Magazine

As our longtime readers know, Bernalwood is many things. It’s a glamour-soaked nickname for Bernal Heights, our fabulous neighborhood. Bernalwood is a blog. Bernalwood is a Flickr group. Bernalwood is a Twitter account. And now, Bernalwood is a magazine. Let me back up … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Technology | 13 Comments

Bernal Heights Provides Non-Pornographic Demonstration of Vine, Twitter’s New Online Video Service

Vine is a new online video sharing service created by our friends at Twitter. It’s nifty little  service that makes it easy to create and share short, six-second videos that loop endlessly. In theory, that makes Vine an ideal tool … Continue reading

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Bernal Neighbors Create Hypnotic, Animated View of Bernal Heights

It’s 2013. At last. Finally. In Bernal Heights. Let’s ease into the new year with a nice web animation created by Neighbors Barbara and Mark. It lives on the About Us page of the website for AnimaCrackers, their Bernal-based animation … Continue reading

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Bernal Heights Gets High-Profile Cameos in New Google Maps and Flickr Apps

Right now, tens of millions of desperate Apple iPhone and iPad users are rushing to download the brand new, just-released Google Maps app for iOS. They are doing this because Apple Maps has some trust issues, which makes the arrival … Continue reading

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Bernal-Based Startup Offers Digital Alternative to Passive-Aggressive Parking Notes

Neighbor Regina wrote up this tasty little article about CurbTxt, a new service based in Bernal Heights that provides a high-tech — and vastly more neighborly — alternative to leaving passive-aggressive notes on parked cars: Blaring car alarms, forgotten headlights, … Continue reading

Posted in Cars, Technology | 29 Comments