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OK, it's almost 2 p.m. on the Friday before Christmas. Time to do some last-minute shopping and head home, right? Maybe not. Traffic sucks even more than on most holiday weekends, thanks to an accident on 580 in Oakland. If you don't have one of those fancy GPS units that automatically updates you with the latest traffic reports, you can check before you leave work, or dial 511 from your cell once you're on the road. Oh wait, never mind! "We are currently experiencing technical difficulties on the 511 Phone System. We are working to solve the problem and apologize for any inconvenience." The worst part about sitting in traffic? Robert Scoble doesn't do podcasts, only video streams, so you can't keep yourself entertained with that. Here's our suggestion: drop "Here Comes Another Bubble" on your iPod before you head out. Catchy! And at least the lyrics are original! (Photo by AP/Ric Francis)