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2002-06-23 21:20:15+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

[Steamworks sign]4th street in Berkeley contains a bunch of light manufacturing, small machine shops, and then the extremely yuppie bit of shopping for 3 blocks or so north of University Ave. At first I thought that Steamworks was another such place, maybe custom pressure fittings, but it turns out it's just a bunch of guys playing with their tools; one of the Bay Area's last bath-houses.

But it says something about my level of naivete that when someone commented "oh look, a little blue pill outside of Steamworks", my first question was trying to figure out The Matrix reference...

Other gratuitous Steamworks[Wiki] story: The kindly grey haired old ladies who stopped us on the street and asked "Do you know where 21[mumble] 4th street is?" I could swear they asked about 2107, and it took me a moment to wrap my mind around that they probably weren't headed there. Probably.

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