Back In My Day, True High School Rebellion Involved Developing Artsy Photos Of Alberta Poplars.
Darlings, how many different ways can I open this newsletter with a description of the fog I’m looking at through my kitchen window? Because this morning the sunrise is fighting to burn off the marine layer and get to business, while Karl’s like “naw” and huddling all cat-like around the Van Ness high rises, and I am grateful for that. Writing award, please.
Today, in our 2019 tech dystopia: Period Tracker Apps Used By Millions Of Women Are Sharing Incredibly Sensitive Data With Facebook.
If anyone is thinking they just need to get me a present of some kind, Polaroid made an instant photo printer for smartphones: The Polaroid Lab delivers instant prints using your phone display. But according to them, it’s not just a printer, in that “you push a button, and the image is projected onto a piece of film, creating an instant photo using mirrors, lights and chemistry.” This product came out of Impossible Project’s Instant Lab, which was initially crowdfunded back in 2012. The high school Amy who spent a heckuva lot of time in her school darkroom is pretty impressed, and FYI often celebrates two religions-worth of holidays that include gifts.
Whoa: SoftBank urges WeWork to shelve IPO. A reminder: “SoftBank and its Saudi-backed Vision Fund have pumped more than $10bn into the office space provider.”
This revelation made me SO happy, as I imagine the gender stereotypes constructed around this archeological formerly-assumed “‘ideal’ Viking male warrior grave” were just put on a raft and lit on fire: Famous Viking Warrior Was a Woman, DNA Reveals.
This: “Opposition research isn’t new, but social media has brought about a kind of golden age in this dark art.” And this piece is from the National Post in Canada, so insert your Canadian oppo being related to big gifts from the moose lobby joke here and then GTFO, eh?
Y’all are great. Be kind to each other.