Procedurally-generated LinkedIn profile images

We've all seen spam social media profiles with avatars from stock photos, real users' profiles, and random images. For some spammers, that has perhaps become too much work. What if you could instead click a button, right click to save, then...

The Takeaways: Week 30 of 2022

Articles Julie Appleby, KHN. Health Insurance Price Data: It’s Out There, but It’s Not for the Faint of Heart (July 27, 2022) Insurers are complying with federal rules aimed at price transparency that took effect July 1, she and others said....

The Takeaways: Week 29 of 2022

A periodic review of articles and newsletters that I found interesting, inspiring, or otherwise worth remembering. Newsletters Brendan Keeler, Health API Guy. Amazon and the Presumption of Guilt (July 24, 2022) Amazoncare is a connection of a...

The Takeaways: Week 28 of 2022

A periodic review of articles, newsletters, and podcasts that I found interesting, inspiring, or otherwise worth remembering. Closed Tab of the Week Holly Barker, Discover Magazine. How Do Dolphins Choose Their Name? (July 5, 2022) Unlike most...

The Takeaways: Week 25 of 2022

A periodic review of articles, newsletters, and podcasts that I found interesting, inspiring, or otherwise worth remembering. Newsletters Kevin O'Leary and Ryan Russell, Weekly Health Tech Reads June 26, 2022 The big news of the week of course...

The Takeaways: Week 24 of 2022

Articles Rae Ellen Bichell and Cara Anthony, KHN. Race Is Often Used as Medical Shorthand for How Bodies Work. Some Doctors Want to Change That. (June 13, 2022) So where does race belong in kidney transplant medicine? Many of the physicians...

The Takeaways: Week 23 of 2022

Newsletters Charlie Jane Anders, Happy Dancing. The Sweetweird Manifesto (June 5, 2022) Everywhere you look, there are stories that feature lovable characters and a focus on supportive chosen family, set against worlds that are, shall we say,...

The Takeaways: Week 21 of 2022

A short one for the holiday weekend. Articles Steve Lohr, The New York Times. Why Isn’t New Technology Making Us More Productive? (May 24, 2022) At Anthem, a health insurer whose plans cover more than 45 million people, about 75 percent of the...

The Takeaways: Week 20 of 2022

Podcasts Melissa Perri (host), Product Thinking. Episode 67: Leading a Product Organization with Paul Adams (May 11, 2022) Newsletters Paul Shafer, Tradeoffs Research Corner. When a Medicaid Card Isn't Enough (May 17, 2022) A new paper in Health...

The Takeaways: Week 19 of 2022

A quick one this week. Newsletters Julia Angwin, Hello World from The Markup. The Online Tracking Company That Knows Your Name: Interview with Gunes Acar (May 14, 2022) Acar is assistant professor at the Digital Security group of Radboud...