I meant to post this sooner, but life got in the way. 🙂
San Francisco has been called The City of a Thousand Hills. It has been called other names, but please don’t call it Frisco (that’s in Texas) or San Fran. It marks you forever as a tourist.
Our geology is interesting thanks to earthquake and volcanic activity. Our area has quite a variety. I’m not a geologist, so I won’t bore you with the details. However, if you are interested, the USGS has a good bit about it. You can find it here.
Standing at the entrance of the Bay for 150 years, Fort Point is a great example of military architecture, of a design made obsolete by advances in artillery and ordnance. The masonry, shape of the fort and its surroundings all contribute to a pretty singular experience, and make Fort Point a great place to practice with a camera.
In fact, it seems almost impossible to take a bad shot.
A friend of mine, who posts elsewhere, posted about this. Her username is effervescent and she lives up to it. Her post was about Yoga, but I’m stealing the kitty bits. The original post was centered around quitting smoking and coping methods. Yes, I’m a quitter and proud of it. Actually, Lastech and I are both quitters. She gets full credit though for this post though. I must add that the first LOL pic is also from the quitters section. I don’t know if it was made for our group or not. No matter, it’s quite wonderful and I love it. If or when, I know for sure, I’ll update to give credit where it is due.
… is a mathematical constant whose value is the ratio of any Euclidean plane circle’s circumference to its diameter; this is the same value as the ratio of a circle’s area to the square of its radius. It is approximately equal to 3.14159265 in the usual decimal notation. Many formulae from mathematics, science, and engineering, involve π, which makes it one of the most important mathematical constants.
π is an irrational number and cannot be expressed in a fraction.
Now we’re done with the geek bit. And we’re on to the fun stuff.
Pi Day was created by Larry Shaw in 1989. According to Wikipedia:
The holiday was celebrated at the San Francisco Exploratorium, where Shaw worked as physicist, with staff and public marching around one of its circular spaces, then consuming fruit pies. The Exploratorium continues to hold Pi Day celebrations.
In celebration, here is a bit of Pi for your enjoyment.