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  1. Sep 2019
    1. unfortunately, we will not be implementing this feature as this does not align with our overall goals

      'Our overall goals' apparently not including cross-platform compatibility for its own software. 🤦‍♂️

  2. Jul 2019
    1. Marlene Feist, city spokeswoman, said the unusual intensity of the rainfall that evening coupled with debris jamming street drains led to the overflows, which were necessary to avoid damage to the city’s main collector pipe that runs wastewater to the treatment plant northwest of town. “It’s all about protecting the interceptor. An overflow from one of the tanks is much better than risking the integrity of the interceptor,” Feist said.

      Very interesting. I take it that the 'interceptor' is more or less the aorta of Spokane's wastewater treatment infrastructure.

  3. Jun 2019
    1. The original codename for Kubernetes within Google was Project Seven of Nine, a reference to a Star Trek character that is a "friendlier" Borg.
  4. May 2019
    1. Mike Fagan was the only council member in opposition.

      I'm guessing that he opposed it on purely fiscal grounds, but would like to know for sure.

  5. Apr 2018
    1. Upon Unanimous Roll Call Vote,the City Council adopted Resolution 2018-0014to establish a working group to provide recommendations to City Council regarding municipal broadband solutions for the City of Spokane.
  6. Mar 2018
  7. Jan 2018
    1. “The library is the coolest place to go for free in summer and warmest place in winter,” Logan said.

      The library is the coolest place to go regardless of the season. 😉

    1. U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Republican from Spokane, plans to get more information about the decision from the Justice Department, said her spokesman Jared Powell. McMorris Rodgers opposed the legalization of marijuana and proposals to reclassify the drug in a way that would allow it to be prescribed by doctors under federal law. “The Congresswoman wants to look deeper into how this decision will impact states, like Washington, who have already legalized marijuana,” Powell said in a prepared statement.
  8. Dec 2017
    1. But the president and the speaker have both made the commitment that welfare reform will be next, Medicaid reform - these are things that really impact the drivers of our debts and of our deficits. And the growing economy that we expect as a consequence of this tax bill will make all the other problems we have to address in spending easier to solve because you'll have fewer people participating in many of the entitlement programs and safety net programs if we can get the type of job growth and wage growth that we expect as a consequence of the tax bill.

      That's all well and good if the growth numbers pan out, but if they don't (as is likely), expect Republicans to gut the programs nonetheless, claiming that we can no longer afford them ('starve the beast').

    1. the majority of Americans—57 percent—support the current net neutrality regulations that ban ISPs from blocking or discriminating against lawful content on the internet

      (Cited here.)

    1. bipartisan

      Both Consumer Reports and the University of Maryland concluded that a majority of Americans (in the latter case, a vast majority: 82.9%) oppose the repeal of net neutrality. (Local politicians, ironically, remain split along partisan lines.)