Ángela Burón:

Though she's not credited, it seems impossible that this video is not also her work:

See also JK Potter, who was doing this sort of thing before Photoshop, in the darkroom, masking and dodging chemical exposures by hand:

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iOS ssh?

Dear Lazyweb, what's the best ssh client for iOS these days? I had been using iSSH but now it crashes on connect, and hasn't been updated in ages.

Ability to use cert auth instead of password auth is required.

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Today in "The War on My Sinuses" news

Thanks to the meth wars, cold medicine's effective ingredient isn't

When the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005 passed, pharmacies moved all cold-medicine with the actually-works ingredient pseudoephedrine, only available on request and with a copy of your ID. In its place, the pharmacy shelves were restocked with phenylephrine, which was alleged to work just as well. It doesn't work at all.

Researchers have long been suspicious of the efficacy of phenylephrine, but studies were mixed. Now, thanks to a University of Florida study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, we know that phenylephrine is useless at the doses allowed over the counter; and may not work even at higher doses.

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Pro-Airbnb political TV ads air at rate of 100:1

Follow the money:

For every one minute of political ads aired in favor of a contentious ballot initiative intended to further regulate Airbnb's growing presence in the city where it is headquartered, more than 100 minutes of ads urging them to vote "no," have aired on local San Francisco area TV stations [...]

The Internet Archive found just one TV ad favoring the initiative, also appeared on the Proposition F campaign website. The Archive discovered 32 instances of this ad airing on local TV stations, for a total of 16 minutes of airplay. [...] In contrast, in our sample range, Airbnb supporters aired more than 26 hours of ads against the initiative. [...]

Over all, according to reports filed with the San Francisco Ethics Commission, opponents of Proposition F have reported spending $6.5 million compared to $256,000 from organizations supporting the initiative. [...]

As Nate Ballard, a Democratic strategist recently said on a local newscast: "That's how you win campaigns in California, on TV."

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Miguel Marquez Outside

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Ron Conway Instructed The CEOs Of Every Company He Funds To Tell Their Employees How To Vote

Keeping it klassy.

Ron Conway, Mayor Ed Lee's own personal angel investor, knows how he'll be voting in this upcoming local election. [...]

No, before you ask, none of this is the least bit illegal. Though the practice of an employer telling their employees how to vote was illegal and basically unthinkable until 2010, as "federal law barred companies from using corporate money to endorse and campaign for political candidates" including "urging employees to support specific politicians," that all went out the window with the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.


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Airbnb Is Now Selling 'Handcrafted' Tours Of The Mission


The sales pitch sent out by Airbnb promises anyone who feels compelled to shell out $500 to $750 the opportunity to engage in one of three "handcrafted trips." Locally the options include the aforementioned Mission tour, a nature tour (think Lands End day hikes), and a foodie tour. [...]

Unsurprisingly, the email highlights beautiful and iconic San Francisco locations like Dolores Park. What is perhaps surprising, on the other hand, is the email's marketing copy which seems to suggest that the "big shifts" in the "rapidly changing" Mission District are entertainment -- or just another sight to be consumed by the curious traveler.

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DNA Lounge: Wherein we have pulled the trigger.

Ladies and Gentlemen, our new venue CODEWORD will be open for business on the evening of Tuesday, November 10th.

At least I hope so. There's some chance that there will be delays that cause us to miss it, but setting deadlines is how you motivate people to get things done, or at least give you straight answers.

Go over and kick the tires on the new website, ok? Check out that sweet WebGL animation of the logo. You can spin it with the mouse!

There's a calendar, and tickets are on sale for our first event, and all the usual stuff. Obviously it's all the same code as the DNA Lounge site, just with different imagery and colors, but let me know if you come across anything that doesn't seem to be working right.

Also: my hilarious friend Dan just sent me this. Dreams really do come true!


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Today in Killdozer news

Officers arrested a man Tuesday morning after he led them on a destructive tour of Capitol Hill in a stolen garbage truck.

Shortly after 6 AM today the desk clerk for the East precinct was approached by the driver of a garbage truck. The driver said as he was attempting to pick up trash from an alley in the 1500 block of Pine St. when a man came up to him and began harassing him. The man eventually hopped into the drivers seat of the running garbage truck and began to drive away.

Officers quickly spotted the wayward waste truck slowly driving through the Pike-Pine Corridor and followed closely behind the truck as it weaved in and out of traffic. The suspect struck several parked cars and upended a bike share kiosk at Bellevue Ave. and Pike St., and eventually came to a stop at Bellevue Ave. and E. Olive Way, where he crashed into another waste disposal truck.

The thief briefly attempted to elude police on foot but was taken into custody without further incident. Officers booked the 18-year-old suspect -- who police discovered only has a learner's permit to drive -- into the King County Jail for investigation of auto theft and malicious mischief.


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