You know how to speak Spanish, play trumpet and design a backyard garden, but you also need a lift to the airport next week. Instead of shelling out money for a shuttle bus, use your talents to get you to your destination. With a website called www.timebanks.org folks spend an hour doing something for someone else and in return, have someone else do something for them. Think of it as a Craigslist or Ebay, without spending a dime, instead you’re using your talents.
As we all know, a hospital emergency room can be an awful combo of the 7th circle of hell and purgatory. It doesn’t help that if you have to go the ER in the first place then you’re already suffering from acute sickness/bleeding onto the floor. Well, UCSF has launched a system that may reduce your wait to just 15 minutes.
Critics of smart meters, those new wireless meters that PG&E has been installing and which some critics believe cause health problems as varied as insomnia and cancer, can now breathe a sigh of relief. The utility company is offering residents the option to turn the wireless signals off. That is, for a fee.
An article published today in The San Francisco Chronicle entitled “Talent-poaching revs up among tech firms” shows how tech companies are battling for talent, especially in social media and other Internet based companies, that can stay ahead of the rapidly changing industry as the economy rebounds.
If you’re a single man about town, I’m sure you’ve often asked yourself this question while drinking your beer at a bar surrounded by other dudes. You know that women are out and about en masse – the trouble is, you just can’t figure out where. Well, your problems have now been solved – introducing the Wheretheladies.at web app. It tracks female Foursquare check-ins and then tells you where the greatest concentration of ladies are. Stalkerlicious.