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by David Greene
January 9th, 2018, 10:52 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington - General Topics
Replies: 246
Views: 18276

Re: Bloomington - General Topics

Our first experience with Drury (in its hometown no less) led to the "Dreary" moniker. We've avoided them ever since.
by David Greene
January 9th, 2018, 10:27 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington - General Topics
Replies: 246
Views: 18276

Re: Bloomington - General Topics

Ah, the Dreary Inn...
by David Greene
January 5th, 2018, 3:45 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists
Replies: 295
Views: 23584

Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

seanrichardryan wrote:
January 4th, 2018, 10:26 pm
I do 99.9995% of my banking via a drive-thru atm.
On a bike, or foot? :)
by David Greene
January 5th, 2018, 3:43 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 598
Views: 19925

Re: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting

So, for a neophyte, why would one want a static vs dynamic IP? I just got a Synology NAS and it has all kinds of useful functions you can export to the internet. It can use dynamic DNS but I prefer to have something more stable. I'm going to move my e-mail onto it (thus necessitating better stabili...
by David Greene
January 5th, 2018, 10:33 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 598
Views: 19925

Re: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting

I just called USI and it turns out home service gets one free static IP if you ask. They just don't advertise it.

Cool!
by David Greene
January 5th, 2018, 10:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 952
Views: 103186

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

That's a nice, concise piece. The way the city conducts its Small Area Plan process certainly does lend an air of "compact" with the neighborhoods, and frankly, if residents put in hundreds of hours crafting a plan, it's not unreasonable to have some expectation that the plan will be generally follo...
by David Greene
January 5th, 2018, 9:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 952
Views: 103186

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

All fair points. I believe developers are going to seek variances no matter what. As we all know, our zoning code is in desperate need of updating and modernizing. It's not just re-zoning that we need. Indeed, I think that might actually be harmful in several ways without updating the code itself.
by David Greene
January 5th, 2018, 9:25 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 598
Views: 19925

Re: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting

Has anyone looked into getting a static IP from USI? There's nothing on their website about it except for a FAQ entry that mentions business-class services.
by David Greene
January 4th, 2018, 10:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 952
Views: 103186

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Good piece, Matt! My only quibble is the statement that six-story buildings are going up because we don't allow missing middle. I don't believe for a second that if we allowed missing middle, we'd have fewer six-story apartments. That argument just doesn't hold water and it's not going to convince a...
by David Greene
January 4th, 2018, 8:42 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists
Replies: 295
Views: 23584

Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Anondson wrote:
January 4th, 2018, 4:02 pm
Heh.

(There must be a good story in that!)
Not that good. Maintenance and loaner vehicle. :)
by David Greene
January 4th, 2018, 3:34 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists
Replies: 295
Views: 23584

Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Today I went into a car dealership with an electric vehicle and left with an SUV.

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by David Greene
December 28th, 2017, 10:23 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: City living trends and predictions
Replies: 96
Views: 8810

Re: RE: Re: City living trends and predictions

Isn't it strange that you always hear about autonomous vehicles as a reason not to invest in transit, but not as a reason to cut back on subsidized on- or off-street car storage? (Let alone a reason to stop building even more car storage!?!?) Not strange at all. Autonomous vehicles are today's PRT ...
by David Greene
December 22nd, 2017, 10:28 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: City living trends and predictions
Replies: 96
Views: 8810

Re: City living trends and predictions

Alleys are already almost-woonerfs. Make them officially woonerfs. And put high-capacity transit in some of them. We used to run streetcars in some alleys, though those were somewhat wider than the typical Minneapolis alley. One-way transit pairs should be feasible. We could also designate some of t...
by David Greene
December 21st, 2017, 2:38 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: 2017-18 MN Legislative Session & Budget - Battle for the Senate Majority?
Replies: 48
Views: 2654

Re: 2017-18 MN Legislative Session & Budget - Battle for the Senate Majority?

Betty McCollum doesn't want the seat. When the Dems re-take the House she is going to be very powerful. I also think Smith is a weak candidate. Really, almost anyone appointed would be. She does not have the electoral base an incumbent would normally have. If Dayton had appointed someone who had won...
by David Greene
December 20th, 2017, 1:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4052
Views: 334422

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Transit projects have many more hoops to jump through than road projects and those hoops/goalposts keep changing.
by David Greene
December 19th, 2017, 3:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 930 Hennepin (former National Camera Exchange)
Replies: 4
Views: 954

Re: 930 Hennepin (former National Camera Exchange)

How is that the same building? The parking lot is missing in the first image. Did streets get realigned here?
by David Greene
December 19th, 2017, 2:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 954
Views: 139326

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Heh. I used to live in the Lindsay Warehouse when it was apartments in 2003. It was hella expensive even then. I got booted out by a condo conversion.
by David Greene
December 19th, 2017, 2:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1857
Views: 160071

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

The train was going 50mph over the speed limit.

Why the hell wasn't PTC installed when they upgraded the route?
by David Greene
December 12th, 2017, 3:52 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 366
Views: 17196

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

My sense is this was more of an "OMG we have to compete" rather than an opportunistic money grab. I have no basis for that sense but the timing really made it seem that way. Again, I'm not going to say this is *never* how a landlord works, but isn't the emphasized part of your statement what I'm tr...
by David Greene
December 12th, 2017, 3:47 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 366
Views: 17196

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

I'm saying we don't know. And therefore we can't discount the effect.

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