It’s Tuesday

» 19 July 2005 » In Bay Area, Books »

It’s that time of year again. No, not Tour de France. Not the time of the crushingly hot, lead-melting temperatures either. It’s the time of the year when I evaluate my housing options, and so far the facts are:

  1. the housing market in Bay Area is crazier than Robin Williams on cocaine
  2. my apartment complex has been sold to a different entity and the new management company are complete and utter pricks

Given that I have not yet won a World Series of Poker championship and that the rent on the already overpriced apartment currently occupied by me has been jacked up even higher, I can easily say Au revoir, je vais chercher un autre endroit. Probably somewhere in Sunnyvale.

In other news, I finished Blondie24 and started on The Day After Tomorrow, because I felt like reading an engaging mystery thriller. Blondie24 was a good, if somewhat basic, introduction to the field of artificial intelligence and genetic programming. It was definitely oriented towards a lay person, but Fogel does a good job of describing their quest for evolving a checkers-playing neural network.

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  1. andrei
    Mike
    20/07/2005 at 10:54 am Permalink

    Just curious – how much are you paying per month for an apartment, what’s it like (square footage, # of bedrooms, ammenities, what utilities are included in rent), and how far is it from The Valley (like Yahoo’s location)?

  2. andrei
    Andrei
    20/07/2005 at 12:19 pm Permalink

    The sign outside the apartments says “from $1350”, but my rent would be $1400 if I stayed there. The apartment is about 780 sq ft, including the balcony, 1 bedroom, new appliances, nice kitchen, skylight, big mirrored closet in the bedroom. But that still does not justify the price, and the new management seems out of touch with the real world. As far as commute, it’s about 5 miles from Yahoo.

  3. andrei
    mike
    20/07/2005 at 12:38 pm Permalink

    What does the “real world” price appear to be for such an apartment in the same region?

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