Today, I Am Grateful For Morning Fog And The Massive Amount Of Cold Brew Past-Amy Made Yesterday.
Hello, sweethearts! I hope you’re making your way through this last week of summer the best you can. And if you’re not already on vacation, you definitely need this video of an otter telling its human how to skritch its head.
Last night I kicked off my inaugural SF Desert Exodus Dining Adventure, wherein I make a week's worth of dinner reservations at restaurants I can’t normally get into, and then use a Doodle poll for friends to randomly sign up for spots in a four-top, without knowing the restaurant or the company they’ll keep. And in one evening alone, I’ve added at least six books to my reading list and had the greatest time discovering that my friends get along with… each other. I’m definitely going to write more about it, but happy to report that night one was a success.
To the content!
An incoming Harvard freshman from Lebanon was deported after being questioned by immigration officials, who told him to grant access to his phone and computer, looked at his social media accounts and questioned the posts of his friends.
And in that vein, US border officials are increasingly denying entry to travelers over others’ social media, searching 30,000 devices without a warrant.
A left-wing activist slipped into a fascist group up in Oregon, and since he was a “big, beardy white guy… cashing in on [his] privilege,” he was able to participate and capture video that this violent far-right organization would rather we all not see.
In less-depressing things to learn about, a local Bay Area developer created an app dedicated to the history of San Francisco street and place names, and now I just cannot close the tab. Also: shout out to his succinct but direct acknowledgement of history of the Ohlone people before he gets to the tour.
And finally, thank you Dave for getting me to follow extremely f^$ked up stock photography on Twitter. I didn’t know I needed it, but guess what, I sure hecking needed it.
Y’all are lovely. Be kind to each other.