After a few years in the Bay Area, my wife (she's lived in SF for over 20 years!) and I decided to move to the almost literal greener pasture of Seattle. While sitting in my circa 1998 SF-priced downtown Seattle apartment (with a frigging washer/dryer and dishwasher), I decided to aggregate my phones location data. The heatmap below filters out where I lived and worked, while plotting the logarithm of my phones recorded location count:
- You can clearly see my morning Embarcadero coffee walk into work
- This common conversation: "ok, it's Saturday night at 10pm - where should we go?" "Umm, pretty sure the Mission is the only place open at those late hours"
- My incredibly beloved BART ride to where I lived in Berkeley (I can still hear BARTs melodic banshee wail in my dreams)