March 26th, 2006

I’m Sean. I’m a professional dog-door burglar.

I learn when tobacco executives travel out of town. I visit their mansions in the middle of the day with tools and a Home Depot dog-door kit. I casually saw a dog-door-sized hole right in the middle of the front door and crawl in. Ten minutes later I’m out, toolchest loaded with jewelry and blackmail fodder.

If neighbors notice or cops arrive: Hey, I’m here to install the dog-door.

In my spare time I’m a user researcher and interaction designer fixated on those emerging areas where software design merges with the design of spaces, places and flows in the city. For the latest about what I’m working on see Also check out my little company and my Flickr stream. To reach my mojo on Twitter, Upcoming and whatnot visit my Friendfeed page.

Sean Savage
Chief Instigator

PlaceSite, Inc.
San Francisco

7 Responses to “Who?”

  1. comment number 1 by: Eping

    Thanks for your compilation of wi-fi cafes in SF. Fyi, Cup a Joe at Hayes and Ashbury is now called Emma’s Coffehouse.

  2. comment number 2 by: Wai Yip Tung

    Don’t know if you aware the perma link of “Free Wi-Fi Cafes in San Francisco” seems ended in server error. Great resources by the way!


    Not Found

    The requested URL /cgi-sys/php-fastcgi/index.php was not found on this server.

    Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    Apache/1.3.34 Server at Port 80

  3. comment number 3 by: sean

    Thanks for the tip Wai Yip Tung. The link broke in the transition to WordPress. It’s fixed now.

  4. comment number 4 by: may

    In San Francisco “Venture Frog” at the AMC on Van Ness is no longer in business. So I assume there is no more free wifi.

  5. comment number 5 by: Faction 3

    What would you do if you
    Knew all of the things we knew
    Would you stand up for truth
    Or would you turn away too
    And then what if you saw
    All of the things thats wrong
    Would you stand tall and strong
    Or would you turn and walk away

  6. comment number 6 by: KÃ¥re Mulvad

    What became of the SIMSLink – tool ??

  7. […] The first flash mob, which has been documented somewhat extensively since, was the brainchild of Bill Wasik (and it was reportedly this guy who coined the expression). In an interview with Stay Free Magazine, Wasik discusses his plans for the first effort, which was to take place in a Claire’s Accessories location in New York, and how his plans were inevitably foiled by the law: About ten minutes before the first mob, I get a call from [a collaborator], and he’s like, “There are seven cops and a police wagon out in front of Claire’s Accessories.” So I get there and they’re not letting anybody stand in front of the store. They made it look as if a terrorist had threatened to wage jihad against Claire’s Accessories. CNN describes the successful second attempt: In June 2003, after the initial attempt at a flash mob was foiled, over 100 people assembled in the home furnishings department of Macy’s department store. As instructed, the participants consulted bemused sales assistants about purchasing a “love rug” for their “suburban commune.” […]

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