There's going to be a public hearing tomorrow, December 10 at 12pm about facial recognition cameras at airport.

Only learned about it today.

Sure… As soon as my Tesla got an updated rain sensing neural network we're getting a spell of cold and completely dry days. Who keeps spreading those false rumors about Seattle and constant rain, I ask you?

Neighbors recently moved from Australia, complain about American Halloween because… it's dark outside and you can't see anyone's costumes!

You never know what awaits you in another hemisphere :-)

Apparently,, Will be the first woman AND the first open lesbian to serve as Speaker of the House in Washington State.

Keep being awesome, WA!

A header in, you won't believe it, Seattle Times: "First of six weather systems rolls into Seattle area; at least a week of rain ahead."

"at least a week of rain ahead"…

Of all publications in the country Seattle Times should know better: it's going to be months! Plural. Probably with snow in between, if last year is any indication.

Turns out, I live in *the richest* city in U.S., Sammamish, WA

(Not a judgmental comment, just an interesting factoid.)

Also, the spelling "чайхона" seems to be supplanting the more traditional "чайхана" :-)

Compared to four years ago, there's a real explosion of Middle Asian cuisine in . From small joints to posh restaurants, you can get your pilaf and shawarma any way you like.

This is probably the first huge migration based cultural shift I witnessed with my own eyes.

В 40 лет Детский Мир кажется существенно меньше, чем в 7!

I just love this time of year when exhausting summer heat gets pushed away by refreshing moisture from the ocean. Sure it's gonna get pretty old in a couple of months but right now, I love it!

I also run better when it's below 70°.





also something about lightning

@technomancy people *really* want convenience. And so far non-tech people are pseudo-helped by proprietary tech. Super sad.


@finn hey, do you plan on providing a ways to chip in for supporting this instance financially? If it takes off, it's gonna need some insurance of long-term maintainability, so to speak :-)

#Seattle May Have Figured Out How to End the War on #Drugs: Nick Kristof writes that while other cities are jailing drug users, Seattle has found another way. A long read, but worth your while.

If you're into tangy , I can recommend aged queso fresco. I'm buying mine from the Samish Bay stall at Redmond Saturday market, but I'm pretty sure they sell at other farmer's markets through the week as well.

Hi everyone! I'm Ivan. Setting up a local sub-account of my main one @isagalaev. I've been missing a local social network since I don't use Facebook or Twitter. Been even thinking of running an instance myself, but luckily someone had the same idea and went with it, so I don't have to :-)

Seattle Social

An instance for people who live in or around Seattle. Also for people who don't live in or around Seattle, but want to talk about Seattle-related things. Almost all applications are accepted. We aim to review all applications within a few hours of submission, but give us 24 hours before getting in touch other ways.