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docpop

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"Jack-of-all-trades musician, artist, dramatic yo-yoist, and video game designer-wizard" - From the San Francisco Bay Guardian's "Best Of The Bay" issue.
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San Francisco, CA

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Subrote, to random
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Im so fucking tired of being .

Im so tired of having to walk this fucking knife edge with what i eat and what i do and how i sleep and what i drink and how i exercise and just on and on and on and on.

My partner just kissed me and smelled faintly of peanut butter and i had to go scrub my fucking mouth out just in case they got some in my mouth and I have a reaction.

Now I get to sit here and wonder if im going to vomit for the next 5 hours, blowing my voice out and emptying my GI of any acid or bile and then probs some blood just for funsies and then id be stuck in bed for the next 3 days.

Or will my godsdamn throat close up this time? Hopefully it would be in my sleep and Id be done worrying at least.

The only reasonably safe thing i can do is not kiss them for at least 8 hours and hope theres nothing left in their mouth tmrw. Hell, i wont be able to sit next to them cuz the smell gives me so much anxiety i wont be able to think about anything else.

docpop,
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@Subrote that sounds awful, I’m sorry you have to deal with it.

docpop, to random
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docpop, to random
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Hey y'all, it's been a while since I was paying for Adobe and I'm looking for best deals or options when signing up for Premiere Pro and Photoshop. I wouldn't mind paying for a year long subscription if that's the best deal. I'm not a student.

Also, I can't figure out what the difference is between PS Elements and PS Pro. The pricing is listed as "$69" but it doesn't say if that's a one time price or yearly or what. That seems way too cheap for a one time purchase. Any tips?

docpop, (edited ) to SanFrancisco
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The Rabbit Hole is a new Asian-inspired bar and restaurant on 3472 Mission Street (where Old Devil Moon once sat). They've recently opened up their back patio, so Steen and I visited yesterday. We really enjoyed the fried chicken and mochi waffle plate, with a Sichuan butter maple glaze.
https://therabbithole-sf.com/ #SanFrancisco #BernalHeights #LaLengua #RabbitHole #ChickenAndWaffle #Mochi

docpop, to random
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I’m at Method Made SF to see #PaulEscolar’s work on display. I left a few of Escolar’s signature yo-yos and shirts for them to add to the show. RIP Paul, I wish you could have been here to see this.

docpop, to SanFrancisco
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#PaulEscolar was an extremely talented yo-yoer and artist who passed away in 2021. Though I met him through #yoyo, I was a huge fan of Paul's illustrations and line work. The dude was a genius with a sharpie.

I'm excited that the folks at Method Made are putting together a show based on Paul's work. The show opens tonight, April 20th, at 4:20 pm at 2544 Mission Street in #SanFrancisco.

More details and artwork here https://www.tmmdl.com/collections/paul-escolar-in-memory

A self-portrait of Paul Escolar walking past a line of people. The people are all in corporate attire and looking at their phones. Paul is in a t-shirt and looking ahead hopefully and relaxed. The artwork is black and white. Paul's character pops out from the busy background by giving more black fills to his hair, pants, and shoes.

docpop, (edited )
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I had always hoped to film an interview with Paul about his art and the influence he had on the #yoyo community, but I never had the chance. I regret that, but I was able to find a rare interview with Paul about his art. Thanks to The Method Makers for allowing me to republish it here in its entirety: https://doctorpopular.com/the-method-makers-interview-with-paul-escolar/

And here is a great video about Paul's influence on yo-yoing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhIxydxqdvw

rudytheelder, to random
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Barb asked if I have any "normal" friends. Then Paul Mavrides had us over for dinner with Hal Robins and John Shirley. Wonderfully civilized evening, with an elegiac sense of looking back over our shared lives. And Paul's dinner was good.

docpop,
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@rudytheelder I wrote a song about Hal on my Gameboy a few years back. His work has brought me so much joy over the years. https://docpop.bandcamp.com/track/hal

DocPop, to SanFrancisco
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#BruceHallman is a #SanFrancisco street artist and sculptor most known for making these iconic clay faces. His work can often be found glued under bike racks in the Mission. See much more of his work (not just bike racks and faces) here instagram.com/brucehallman #SFGraffiti #graffiti #sculpture

Another sclupted face under a bike rack. There are brown leaves on the ground around it. The paint is a little faded, but there are also vertical lines running up the character's face with bits of blue and red on them.
A really aged and faded clay face that has been glued underneath a bike rack.
A pink face glued under a bike rack. This one has little fish that have been carved onto the face by the artist. The fish are painted light blue and run in a line going from the face to the forehead.
A pink face glued under a bike rack. This one has a light blue line running along it's eyebrows and another red line along it's jaw.
Another face glued under a bike rack, this one is completely grey. The eyes look a little different than the rest, with maybe a sadder or more tired expression on the face.
Another face glued under a bike rack. The paint on this one has also faded off, but the clay looks darker than the others. Like a brownish color, with a brown leaf on the ground nearby and the pedals of a bike can be seen above it.
Another face glued to the sidewalk under a bike rack. The paint has faded from this one, but the clay has a reddish look to it. The sculpted face also looks more aged than the other pieces, like it's been here a while. There are some scrapes and cracks on one side.

docpop,
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@DocPop this was my first multi-image post onto #pixelfed and it's interesting to see how it appears on Mastodon. There were 10 images on the Pixelfed post, but only 4 here... so you'll have to use Pixelfed to see the rest. I also notice the hyperlink isn't clickable. The hashtags and alt-text came through though. I wish there was a way for it say "click here for more images".

docpop,
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@exkclamation I’ll try to avoid it now that I know. I also posted 7 images in threads, but only four appeared here, so it’s probably a common issue when viewing content from other platforms. https://www.threads.net/@docpop/post/C59TL1ESqQO

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misc, to random
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docpop,
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@misc we could give #lyrak a shot, but they haven't actually integrated with ActivityPub yet. It sounds like Post for the fediverse though based on the early promises https://techcrunch.com/2024/04/11/lyrak-to-take-on-x-by-combining-the-best-of-twitter-with-fediverse-integration/?utm_source=butts

docpop, to SanFrancisco
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are playing at Kilowatt Bar in tonight and tomorrow. Details here: https://kilowattbar.com/events

docpop,
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@jwz yes, Nadya is still very very very much into crytpo. She even started a new project called UnicornDAO with her husband, which is heavily promoting on all the crypto/web3 sites https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/17/style/nadya-tolokonnikova-john-caldwell-pussy-riot-wedding.html

docpop,
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@gabek @jwz it started in the beginning of Russia's invasion into Ukraine, with the claim that crypto was the only way to send money to oppressed people. I don't believe that, but it sort of fit with a punk/tech vibe they were going for. Now it's just another crypto project promising "utility" and that NFTs will empower women someday. She might really believe that, but it sure looks like all the other crypto projects that came and went during the early days of the boom.

docpop, to random
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There's been a lot of negativity directed at bicyclists in our community lately, so I stepped out of my comfort-zone today and did the following things:

  1. handed out stickers to 20 random cyclists I met on Valencia St.
  2. briefly thanked each of them for being part of the community and had short conversations with a few.
  3. met owners of some of the newer shops on Valencia Street and asked their opinions.
  4. talked with UPS delivery drivers about how the protected mobility lanes affect them.

A view from a parklet along Valencia Street on a nice day. 5 cyclist pedal by in the protected mobility lane and 3 cars go bar in the car lane. In the foreground there are stickers that say "Protected Bike Lanes Save Lives" and "Open Valencia Street to the people, not cars". There are handwritten notes on the backs of the stickers.

docpop,
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Regarding the stickers I handed out, nobody likes having a stranger approach them on the street, but all the cyclists I chatted with seemed to light up when I thanked them for being part of the community. Most liked the stickers too, but I should really design some more whimsical stickers for the younger riders. "Bike Lanes Save Lives" isn't the fun kind of sticker that kids like to slap on their helmets.

docpop,
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I had an in depth conversation with the owner of a new coffee shop at 16th and Valencia. He bikes to work, but doesn't like the center-running lanes.

He told me he was very excited about a new proposal the Valencia Corridor Merchants Association had been working on with the SFMTA, which moves the protected lanes to the side and only has one car lane (as opposed to two). He said this new proposal was similar to the changes on Geary (in SF) and Telegraph (in Oakland).

docpop,
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Sidenote: the Koreatown Northgate section of Telegraph is a great thing for Valencia to model itself on. Hella parklets, wide sidewalks, great bike lanes, passenger loading zones, and lots of foot traffic. I hope that the SFMTA can create something like that here on Valencia street because it is such a great vibe. https://sf.streetsblog.org/2023/04/03/eyes-on-the-street-update-on-telegraph-the-protected-bike-lane-that-almost-wasnt

docpop, (edited )
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The last conversations I had were with a few UPS drivers. Surprisingly, they both said they had no issues with the protected mobility lanes on Valencia. They said it was difficult to park last year, but zoning changes have fixed those issues, and it's back to how it used to be. I asked if the recent parking enforcement was making things better, but they said that wasn't the case. So I'm not sure why they don't seem to mind the lanes, but they each told me "it's just part of driving in a city".

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@genex have you ridden on Telegraph yet? If so, do you like it? I really enjoyed riding on it and can't wait to visit it again for next month's #InstantBandNight

docpop,
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@scott yes and it's very nice. I think Muddy Waters is closed now, right? I actually thought it was closed years ago because they painted the windows and keep the door closed, but this time I think it's actually closed closed.

docpop,
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When I say "negativity," I mean drivers yelling at cyclists more often and an increase in road-rage incidents. Some merchants have put "this bike lane is killing the neighborhood" signs in their windows, and I even had a driver bring up the new bike lane when they threatened me with violence for riding my bike on 18th street.

It's a mix of different issues (like the daylighting laws at intersections and a lack of traffic enforcement by SFPT), but it's all getting pinned on cyclists.

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@meganL I really like that idea of stamping “I bike and I buy” on cash or something like that, but I rarely carry cash anymore. I honestly don’t think stores have a clue how many of their customers are pedestrians or cyclists. While I was at Senior Sisig today, I noticed four other cyclists stop in, but Senor Sisig doesn’t even have a bike rack out front or anywhere for cyclists to lock our bikes at. They probably think we drove there or something.

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@godzero California just passed a statewide law requiring it. Pedestrians love it, but some merchants are really upset. For example, this article focuses on the bike lane, but the merchant’s real gripe is about having to remove his parklet from the corner. I understand why that sucks, but it’s required by state law and unrelated to the bike lane. https://missionlocal.org/2024/04/yasmins-owner-pledges-30-day-hunger-strike-over-valencia-bike-lane/

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So there's a new Twitter-like mobile app called #Lyrak that promises (Yea, I know) to integrate with the Fediverse real soon.

Assuming it happens, all the innovation happening in the #fediverse is great to see.

https://lyrak.com/

docpop,
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@J12t oh, I had thought they were already connected to the fediverse... so I was wondering why I couldn't find any accounts from their server. I hope they integrate soon because the idea sounds awesome.

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