[svlug] Silicon Valley Swift Linux

Bill Teeple bill at teeple.tv
Mon Sep 19 11:51:32 PDT 2011

Thanks Rick,

I, for one, had never seen the Jobs Garage!!!

Loved it!


Bill Teeple
San Jose, CA

On Sep 19, 2011, at 11:43 AM, Rick Moen wrote:

> Quoting Jason Hsu (jhsu802701 at gmail.com):
>> I'm looking for ideas on what kind of wallpaper to use.  The most
>> obvious is pictures of silicon chips or wafers, but I'd like to hear
>> your suggestions.  Are there any particular landmarks in Silicon
>> Valley I should use?
> The morning backup on Highway 237 is pretty monumental.  ;->
> (Every time I pass it on my bicycle, I feel a bit smug. )
> A lot of the landmarks are non-flashy, like David Packard's garage:
> http://www.tonie.net/images/sanjose2001/siliconvalley/birthplace.php
> Not to mention Steve Jobs's old garage:
> http://www.paulgraham.com/garage.html
> Possibles:  Hangar One, the Blue Cube at Onizuka, Winchester Mystery
> House, California's first state capital building (100 block of S.
> Market, San Jose),  Paul Masson Mountain Winery in Saratoga, the Palo
> Alto Stock Farm (now part of the Stanford campus) where Eadweard
> Muybridge invented motion pictures, the Pioneer Electronics Research
> Laboratory in Palo Alto where Lee de Forest invented the first vacuum
> tube amplifier and oscillator, the Peralta and Roberto-Sunol Adobes in
> San Jose, Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, Lick Observatory.
>> (Admittedly, I don't think Silicon Valley has landmarks, or am I
>> wrong?
> One man's opinion:  http://www.priss.org/80/what/lost.htm
> Hangar One may or may not get 'reskinned' after the toxic siding panels
> are removed.  See:  http://www.savehangarone.org/
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