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skinnylatte

@skinnylatte@hachyderm.io

Queer Southeast Asian in California working on #civictech. I lead the product team at San Francisco Digital Services.

I shoot film, ride steel bikes, learn jazz piano and saxophone, make prints in darkrooms and look at birds and mushrooms. I also really like coffee. And tea. And food. Sometimes, I have opinions on all of those things.

#BelieveInFilm #FilmPhotography #BikeTooter #TootSea #SF #SFBA #Food #Photography

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skinnylatte, to climate
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I love this PBS series on climate change. The presenter (Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant ) tells it as it is.

"You can't shop your way out of climate change"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OTxdgMJsnw

skinnylatte,
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She has a similar video: 'does 'every little thing' really help stop climate change?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOJ2Mf6KQ3g

(I think her point isn't let's not do anything, but rather that we need to be aware of green-washing)

skinnylatte, to random
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I would appreciate the ‘side hustle bros’ more if they did interesting businesses but all they do is buy up shit (Fuji X100VI) so there’s a shortage, then add a $500-1000 markup ahahahhaa worst timeline

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@xyhhx @ak they’ve been doing this for every major hyped consumer good for the last couple of years. It sucks

Sometimes they lose https://www.techspot.com/news/98403-scalpers-struggling-sell-playstation-5-consoles-supplies-return.html

They basically use bots to buy up supplies

nwchapman, to random
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It’s a valid question

skinnylatte,
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@nwchapman osmanthus? It’s pretty good

skinnylatte,
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@nwchapman what was it before?! Fondue chinois down the road is pretty good for Sichuan hotpot

skinnylatte, to random
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Every time I call my parents they show me the hawker / street food they’re having (in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand or Taiwan), so I guess it’s no surprise that I turned out the way I am (and also I am very jealous)

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I have to agree with Brennan/Gurdy on this: of the many honeyed confections, baklava is king. (And by far the best baklava I've had in the SF Bay Area is from Baklava Story on Harrison Street in SF.)

skinnylatte,
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@tilde that place is very good! I just found the ones at simurgh in Emeryville, which are also glorious

skinnylatte, to transit
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One of the reasons I’m so grumpy about street safety is I’ve unfortunately had the bad luck to have witnessed two pedestrian and cyclist deaths in San Francisco. That’s left a mark on me. I also literally just almost witnessed a very close call, but people on the street ran out to grab someone very quickly.

Traffic violence and car-centrism are a menace.

skinnylatte,
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@helplessduck I’m there now I think

skinnylatte,
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@dricibone an entire family waiting at a bus stop here was recently killed when a car slammed into them. I hate this timeline.

skinnylatte, (edited ) to food
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I have procured all the volumes of this cookbook and I am going to cook my way through it.

Some of it is quite dated (I never even ate some of the proteins or style of cooking by the time I was conscious in the 90s) but the author had the rare experience of being able to distill many regional Chinese cooking methods and styles into three books, and they were also translated.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pei_Mei%27s_Chinese_Cook_Book

skinnylatte, to random
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I was supposed to go bike camping but Cookie’s pancreas is acting up again. Old dog problems. I’d rather stay in and cuddle with her (in between cleaning up)

skinnylatte,
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@katieonviolin yep, start of life and end of life with dogs and kitties are always so hard. I couldn’t leave her when I first got her too, she now she’s 15 and it’s the same but different circumstances

skinnylatte,
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@webuiltthiscity @katieonviolin not looking forward to leaving her for longer when I go for a visa thing in the summer.

skinnylatte, to animals
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skinnylatte,
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@EmperorHenry as a person from a former British colony, I like both cookies and biscuits

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Which ebike should I buy?

My spouse and I are on track to drive under 6,000 miles in one year between us (two drivers and two cars). I'm convinced that the best way to bring that down further in our suburban neighborhood is to replace some errands by car with ebike rides.

Cargo space is a plus but I don't have, like, xtracycle or bakfiets needs. I mainly want a bike that uses as many standard/replaceable bike parts as possible, and I need really bright lights for night rides.

skinnylatte,
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@eamon the answer is always Tern HSD or GSD :)

skinnylatte, to random
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Love starting a newsletter specifically to help ‘avoid the hype from vendors’ and have vendors send me hype anyway

https://news.publicsectorai.tech/

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It's my birthday weekend tomorrow and I guess I'm hosting a party? And we are going to be eating a quite luxurious sushi bake (lobster, shrimp, salmon, rockfish) and al pastor tacos cooked on tiny trompos!

skinnylatte,
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@troutgirl wheeeee happy day

skinnylatte, to food
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Culinary crossovers: I made a tahini baked fish (tajen samak) for dinner, had leftovers, then warmed it up with soy sauce and chilli crisps to add to noodles

I love finding the intersection of cuisines that are meaningful to me (I spent a lot of the late 00s in the Middle East). There are also more of them than we commonly acknowledge. Chinese moon cakes are probably related to maa’moul

skinnylatte,
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If you have any kind of wheat noodles, you can make northern / western Chinese noodles by: adding pasta water to tahini or Chinese sesame paste or peanut butter, dissolving it, adding soy sauce, black vinegar, chilli crispy, then adding that to cooked wheat noodles

(Southern Chinese noodles are quite different. I’ll write on that at another point)

skinnylatte,
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@eamon tasty!

skinnylatte,
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@Vanalope nice! I’m a fan of the birria ramens I’m seeing. Anyway there are Mexican Chinese people so I’m sure there are lots of other ideas!

skinnylatte, to food
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skinnylatte,
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@foon lmk if you want to go together!

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