This upcoming Tuesday, September 17th, 2013, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm, the Double Union feminist makerspace is hosting a Tea Social and Lightning Talks at the Mozilla SF offices. Learn more and register here! What is Double Union? Since the last AdaCamp, a group of open tech/culture feminists in San Francisco have been organizing what I … Continue reading Meet Double Union, a new feminist makerspace in San Francisco
Update December 12, 2013: In the most hilarious pretense at "community outreach" I've seen in years, the Outreach Coordinator at OpenTable emailed me to ask me to change my link to OpenTable below (hint: "community outreach" is pronounced "improve our SEO"). Here's the email with the employee's name redacted: From: [redacted] To: [redacted] Subject: Request … Continue reading Essential San Francisco software
Rent prices in San Francisco have suddenly shot up somewhere around 50% in the last year. Every time this happens, another tech bubble pops in the near future. Backing this up is Facebook's stock decline and the continuing general trend of "We'll figure out how to make money later!" I predict that we'll see a … Continue reading Another tech bubble is close to popping
Ada Lovelace Day is coming up next Tuesday, October 16th, and so the Ada Initiative is throwing a party in downtown San Francisco. Details at the link, but I wanted to post here so I could make a personal comment: I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the first Ada Initiative event in San … Continue reading Ada Lovelace Day party in San Francisco
If you work from home in San Francisco, you have to check out Black Point Cafe (4.5 stars on Yelp!), a gorgeous coffee shop on the Bay. Besides the AMAZING view of San Francisco Bay from most seats in the house, they actually welcome people working on their laptops (of course, you should be considerate … Continue reading The best place to work-from-coffee-shop in San Francisco: Black Point Cafe
I'm leaving for Tucson in three days! Apartment rented, movers scheduled, etc. Still no time to write something thoughtful and subtle, as I'm trying to get another release of union mounts today before I go on two weeks vacation. I'm going to miss San Francisco, but I'll miss my friends even more. Thanks to everyone … Continue reading Leaving San Francisco
Lina found the best best best apartment ever. In classic San Francisco rental fashion, we had to decide whether to sign a 16 month lease within 4 hours of seeing it or else face fierce competition from the open house. It's a fabulously beautiful renovated Victorian on the south edge of the Mission (for reasons … Continue reading Best. Apartment. Ever.