tech, startups, internet

Race of the robotaxis.

“In a recent video, The Kilowatts partnered with Whole Mars Blog (Omar Qazi) and Arash Malek to see what happens when Tesla’s FSD Beta, Waymo, and Cruise all compete to see who can get around San Francisco faster and with […]

fun facts

The California Missions.

I imagine if you live in California this is common knowledge, but its new to me! “Over 54 years, four forts, or presidios, and twenty-one missions were founded along the California coast. Some of these sites eventually evolved into the […]

retail therapy

San Francisco shoplifting: a contrarian analysis.

If you’ve ever expressed a casual opinion on this topic (as I have), you’ll want to read this before bringing it up again. “Some people argue that shoplifters in San Francisco are running rampant. I don’t think this is true. […]

fun facts

The Russian Navy visits the United States (1863).

During the Civil War, Russia was the only European power that preferred the North. Largely for Russia’s benefit, they sailed ships to both San Francisco and New York. It was a show of support that helped the Union’s morale at […]

thoughts of food

Farewell San Francisco sourdough?

“San Francisco sour­dough was so special that when the domi­nant lactic acid bac­terium present in its star­ters was iden­tified, it was named Lactobacillus sanfranciscensis (re­cently re-named Fructilactobacillus sanfranciscensis).” | learn more

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AI magic makes century-old films look new

I came here for the colorized and sharpened San Francisco, a Trip down Market Street, and it was great. There is also upgraded old footage from France, Japan and the Moon! | learn more

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The great work-from-home migration

Redfin’s survey (n=900, probably biased) data shows, “more than 50% of people in New York, Seattle, San Francisco and Boston would move if work-from-home became permanent.” | learn more