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★ My 2nd SanFranniversary has Come and Gone

May 12th, 2008. I flew to San Francisco for a 2 day trip. It was the first time I had been to SF shorter than 5 days and not to attend something work related. I was in SF to hunt for houses and talk to some companies about working here. Eighteen days later, 3 garage …

★ My Favorite San Francisco Coffee Shops

When you think of American cities that love coffee, the first thought is Seattle and I don’t think San Francisco rivals Seattle in the amount of coffee shops or sheer volume of coffee fandom there. However, living in SF, and I’d argue that it’s a close 2nd. Sure New York will have more variety, more …

★ One Year in San Francisco: Finding a Job

Getting started in SF is very hard. I was lucky that I came here with an impressive resume, strong business relationships and a network of contacts. Twitter was huge in my transition to SF. I was already following most of the people I was going to meet and taking on side projects was a great …

★ One Year in San Francisco: From My Eyes

I moved to SF from what seemed like a decent size town in Florida. We had about 50 thousand people in our city and 125 thousand people in our county. Of course, our city was about 24 square miles. In comparison, SF has nearly 1 million people in 7 square miles and I’ve heard during …

★ One Year in San Francisco: Where to Live

I’ve responded to over a dozen emails from future SF residents asking me where they should move. The response always seems simple, and then I pause and realize that where they should live in SF depends on so many personal factors! I also find myself realizing that I’m not yet a local and probably don’t …

★ One Year in San Francisco: A Series.

May 31st, 2008 at 7:30PM – Laura Wiggins and I arrived at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). I was comfortable and calm despite just leaving my family and traveling across country with little knowledge of what was going to happen next. This was my 10th time flying into SFO which isn’t too shabby for a …