Someone with crafty Photoshop fingers made these official-looking ads on BART, and I think we can all approve of this message:
“Attention BART riders: Racism, Sexism, Islamophobia, Homophobia, Transphobia and Zenophobia are prohibited in the BART system at all times. Get your shit together.”
A good message at any time, especially now.
Here are some more creative hacks of Muni and BART signs:
Photo by @yearofthefilm
Karma is a bitch. The hackers who infiltrated SFMTA’s computer system last weekend got hacked themselves, according to this Forbes story. After the Forbes reporter contacted the hacker via the email address in the hacker’s error message display, the reporter received a response from someone who claims to have taken over access of the account to turn the ransomware hackers over to the FBI.
The ransomware hackers had shown this message on Muni’s computer screens: “You Hacked, ALL Data Encrypted. Contact For Key(firstname.lastname@example.org)ID:681 ,Enter.” This allowed reporters to contact the hackers, and now the FBI is on the case, according to the Examiner.
A message saying, “You hacked, ALL data encrypted” appeared across computer screens across Muni stations yesterday, reports the San Francisco Examiner. Fare systems crashed Saturday, which meant everyone rode for free until the system was restored. SFMTA confirmed with ABC7 that the system was indeed hacked and went back online on Sunday.
The Examiner reports that the message read, “You Hacked, ALL Data Encrypted. Contact For Key(email@example.com)ID:681 ,Enter.”
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Muni rider Derek sends in this important consumer reminder:
Some time ago I was riding home on an outbound 38 Geary. As I took in my surroundings I happened to glance what at first I thought was a little bottle of hand sanitizer. On a closer look I saw that it had the coloring and logo of siracha (sp?) sauce. I just had to ask the guy who’s backpack it was clipped to if it was what I thought it was and he said that yes, it was siracha sauce!
He said that he’d bought it on Amazon for adding some more kick to falafal.
Just hope he doesn’t one day get it mistaken for Purel and rub his hands near his eyes.
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Jesse Morris was better known as “Punk Rock Johnny Cash” — if you had the fortune of seeing him at downtown BART stations, you’d know his breathtaking rendition of “Folsom Prison Blues.” Jeff took this photo in an alley off Valencia yesterday, a simple honoring of this musician who made our Muni and BART rides just a little more special.
In 2011, riders told us that Jesse had passed away, and more than 60 people wrote us about how much he made their day every time they saw him at BART.
Two of the letters that we got from readers at the time:
“When my sister turned 40 a few years ago, I gave Punk Rock Johnny Cash $10 to sing happy birthday to her on my phone.”
“For the past four years, I looked forward to seeing Jesse at BART. When my Mom was dying from cancer, I got her one of Jesse’s CDs, She loved Johnny Cash, and she loved SF, and he was kind of a bit of both.”
Jesse’s bandmates and friends organized a benefit concert for him at the Uptown in Oakland. Here’s a video of Jesse singing at BART — it’s easy to see why he made such a big impression on everyone.
RIP Jesse Morris, indeed.
Is there anything sweeter? We found this adorable old sign from @kjerahus on Instagram, whose great grandfather was a conductor on the California Street cable car:
Sign from my great grandfather’s retirement in 1964. He was a conductor on the California St cable cars for years and worked on trolleys and trains since 1917.
Here’s a few more nostalgic finds:
Muni’s first schedule
Streetcar No. 1
Muni rapid in 1966
Got any more old timey finds? Tag us on Instagram at #munidiaries.