Friday, April 12, 2013

Visual Undergrounding of Electrical Wires of Noe Valley

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All the visual clutter of the city gets to me. There are wires and (often confusing) signs everywhere. I imagine sometime if all this noise could just be silenced. I took an hour and some crude Photoshop skills to envision parts of my neighborhood Noe Valley, San Francisco without all the wires.

These are presented using a NYTimes technique for before/after photos. Go to the page, and then drag the black dividing line to compare the photos.

As part of a 100-year plan, PG&E is undergrounding some of these wires, but Muni wires will be with us for a long time.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

AlignColumn jQuery Plugin

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I recently released a new jQuery plugin Align Column that  aligns HTML table columns based on the (U.S.) decimal point – or whatever you want. Here's a brief story of why I wrote it.