"I take a vitamin every morning, what if I could take vitamin authentication?" Dugan asked, shortly before pulling such a pill out of her pocket.
"This pill has a small chip inside of it with a switch," she said. "It also has what amounts to an inside-out potato battery. When you swallow it, the acids in your stomach serve as the electrolyte and power it up, and the switch goes on and off. It creates an 18-bit ECG like signal in your body so essentially your entire body becomes your authentication token."
"It means my arms are like wires and my hands are like alligator clips [so] when I touch my phone, my computer, my door, I'm authenticated."
When I started this cake I was determined for pin-point accuracy. I was going to make every country and every island so damn accurate a pilot could use it as their navigation system. But by the time I got to Europe, it was more like, "Yeah, that's the general shape." By the time I got to the Americas I was wondering if that continent was even necessary. I missed a whole heap of islands above Australia and settled instead for the main ones. Cutting out the countries wasn't that cake walk I'd imagined it to be.
- Best Event Producers: Bootie (for the 5th consecutive year, I think)
- Best Bartender: Chupa (for the 3rd consecutive year)
- Best MC: Hubba Hubba Revue's own MC Kingfish
And they also made up an award for us:
Best Place to Dance if You Take a Wi-Fi Enabled Bus to Work
Camp and high spectacle are the orders of the day when it comes to Bootie, the long-running Saturday night extravaganza at DNA Lounge. Though its themes change weekly, at its heart it's centered around a soundtrack exclusively comprised of mashups -- those genre-bending tracks created by fusing different songs together. In other words, it's a night full of soaring pop choruses and hands-in-the-air moments. But while it's accessible, it also pushes boundaries by throwing aspects of burlesque and drag performance into the mix, and that makes it a perfect spot for techie transplants to feel at home while getting acquainted with San Francisco's offbeat vibe.
Um... thanks? I guess? Come feel at home with our "offbeat vibe".
And here's a new photo gallery from last week's Bootie's Mashup Prom, featuring the Best Bartender. (There should probably be a sash for that.)