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The view a short time ago..

You were old enough to fly in 1980? ^_^ (Actually, I think the first time I flew alone was somewhere around then - I was going to visit my stepsister, then living in Napoli, where, if I recall correctly, she eventually met the guy who would become her husband) I think it's largely as it's been for a long while, modulo the highly welcome extension of BART to the airport itself, though the first time I saw SFO was around 1994 or so.

I should probably hold back from the temptation to go coding at the beach, though - not only because it's not hugely warm just yet, but mainly the way sand gets everywhere. ^_^; Still, if there's something useful I can do just with inspecting the code, that I could do on the iPad fine..
Silly rabbit. Know ye not that I am Ye Olde Fart? I first flew in 1972: I went to Texas and spent part of the summer with an aunt and uncle (doubly-related: my mom's brother and my dad's sister). I remember it specifically because it was the Munich Summer Olympics and it was the year of the Israeli athlete massacre. 1980 was my high school graduation. In my junior year I was hanging out with a friend who was a senior. After he graduated, he and his mother moved to San Fran. When I graduated the following year, he called me up and told me he'd enlisted in the Air Force and had a couple of weeks until he had to report, so I flew out and we spent a week (mildly) terrorizing the town. I soon lost all contact with him, only to regain contact with him in '12, finding him in DC via Linkedin, of all things! I get to see him every year now that I'm in a study at NIH and conveniently, his mother, who had moved from SF to Hawaii, had moved again from Hawaii to Scottsdale! So my wife and I got to see her when we were in Phoenix for Thanksgiving.
Damn whippersnapper :P

There's always an older fart, you can usually tell by the smell. :-)
I should have added that, amusingly, I'm using my ticket from the Monterey Aquarium from 2002 as a bookmark right now, which was my most recent trip to the area. Previously I was in the area in 1990 when I went to San Jose for an anime convention, then drove up to Portland, then down to Las Vegas and back to Phoenix.