A Parade of Peacocks

It's great to be back in San Francisco.

Yesterday (Sunday), I was working on HyperScope from Ritual House Coffee Roasters, a trendy coffee shop down in San Francisco's Mission, and it made me realize how special this city is. Everyone's got their laptops set up; it's super trendy inside, and the diversity of the different kinds of people is amazing. I wouldn't even know where to start to describe them. Just every kind of subculture, everything going on. Open source geek, goth, Mission lesbians, Mission rockers, Castro boys, there's just so many different sub-scenes and mixtures between them. I would peek over at other people's laptops to see what they're working on; they're coding, creating, and building interesting things.

It's a unique zeitgeist we've got here. Something else that's interesting, I think San Francisco allows you to be younger and more self-defined, no matter what age you are. So, other people, in other cities are whatever age, 25, 30, 35, have settled down and are on a certain kind of path. In San Francisco, that's not necessarily true. You see people in their forties, they're doing their own thing, defining their own path. They're writing their own book. It's really unique.

Whenever I leave San Francisco, I come back and I see how what's here is not everywhere else.