Category Archives: Leisure

Segway Tour Golden Gate Park! (With Pictures!)
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http://www.electrictourcompany.com/segway/san-francisco-golden-gate-park-segway-tour.html

The Golden Gate Park Segway Tour is the most sensational way to see this 1000+ acre park! You will love gliding through the roads and trails on a Segway. This fully narrated journey will take you to the Park's best views and hidden locations while learning about the history and tales of this oasis in the city.

Fun Fact: Golden Gate Park is larger than New York's Central Park and once consisted of sand dunes that are now covered with more than 75,000 trees!

 

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Study: Google Searches May Affect Memory
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Google Searches May Affect Memory: Study

By Elizabeth Lopatto - Jul 14, 2011

Internet searches are making information easy to forget, as more people rely on their computers as a type of “external memory,” a study of Harvard University students found.

About 60 Harvard students were asked to type 40 pieces of trivia, such as “An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain,” into computers, and were told either the information would be saved or erased. People who believed the data would be saved were less likely to remember, according to the study published online by the journal Science.

The widely available Internet has made it an instant go-to library where facts and figures are easily found, the researchers said.

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Golf: San Francisco
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Wente:  925-456-2477

http://www.wentevineyards.com/golf/

Chardonnay Golf Club:  http://chardonnay.w5golf.com/

TPC Harding Park:  415-664-4690  http://www.tpc.com/tpc-harding-park   http://www.harding-park.com/sites/courses/layout9.asp?id=1017&page=58531

The Presidio Golf Course:  http://www.presidiogolf.com/

Eagle Vines:  http://www.eaglevinesgolfclub.com/sites/courses/layout9.asp?id=641&page=34859

Silverado: http://www.silveradoresort.com/features-activities/golf.asp

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Scaf’s Recent Reading List
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BOOKSHELF... (and more below the jackets)

Mike's currently-reading book montage

Pursuit of Honor
Dracula the Un-Dead
Mockingjay



Mike's favorite books »

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Quote: we should not make “good enough” the enemy of “perfect”
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Thought: rules for blogging on the Scafverse
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here are a few simple rules that everybody should adhere to when blogging: All parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary. Don't use a foreign word when there's an adequate English coup de maître. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement. Always be more or less specific. Proofread carefully to make sure you haven't any words out. Avoid cliches like the plague - they're old hat. Don't repeat yourself or say again what you have previously said before.… Read the rest

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