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  • in reply to: Crown Hill Safeway Deli, redux #61588

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    Matthew wrote:

    Clearly my observations, comments and opinions are inapproriate for this forum.

    Huh? I certainly didn’t think so; hope you’re referring to someone else’s comments.

    in reply to: Crown Hill Safeway Deli, redux #61566

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    Matthew, the reason I mentioned Fred Meyer was that it’s the only other full-line supermarket around here with lower prices. Ballard Market and QFC are nice, and sometimes I shop at each, but they’re noticeably more expensive than Safeway or Fred Meyer (and don’t get me started on Whole Foods!).

    I moved to Ballard a few years before the “new” Ballard Safeway was built, and can vouch for the fact that it’s a big improvement over the old one. However, Greenwood Safeway is definitely the best in the area.

    Armand

    in reply to: Crown Hill Safeway Deli, redux #61485

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    Matthew, the Ballard Safeway is relatively new, having been built perhaps 10 years ago. Getting rid of both it and the Crown Hill location would just drive everyone to Fred Meyer, I would think. Those are also the only two nearby locations with Safeway gas stations.

    in reply to: High resolution old Ballard photos? #61067

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    Jules, I was just mentioning Paul as someone who likely knows many photo sources, not necessarily as the photo owner himself :) Besides, his last name is the old Crusader name of the Estonian city of Tartu!

    And Ernie is of course right. Looks like their new website has nice long stories (if you think they’re “rambling,” you’re clearly not a true Seattleite!).

    in reply to: High resolution old Ballard photos? #61057

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    Seems there’s a Ballard Historical Society. Another possible source is Paul Dorpat, who has been involved in publishing a series of books of historical photos of Seattle neighborhoods, and ran the Seattle PI’s “Then and Now” historical photo series IIRC.

    in reply to: Chilly Hilly 2-23-14 #60510

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    L – you just hop on one of the Salish Sea Cooperative’s cargo sailing ships, and a few months later, you’re there if the crew hasn’t mutinied along the way.
    It’s also a really scenic ferry ride.

    in reply to: Network speeds #60509

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    You younguns with your flashy fast internetz! My Earthlink (rebranded Comcast cable) is running at 9ms ping, 28Mbps down, 5.9Mbps up to the local CondoInternet speedtest server; I am using home WiFi-N (5G band) so I suppose the download speed might be affected by that.

    Annoyingly (and this is totally Earthlink’s fault, not Comcast’s), Earthlink swaps in their own custom DNS servers halfway around the country in place of the perfectly good Comcast ones, so there are lookup delay issues, and recently I was actually getting a lot of DNS lookup timeouts! Earthlink does this so they can earn extra ad money by redirecting you to an ad page when you enter a common misspelling of a web address.

    in reply to: Where's the chickpea/garbanzo flour? #60508

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    Now that’s a big background logo! I have vague memories of hearing about this place many years ago — will have to go check it out.

    in reply to: Your spam software is keeping out long time posters #60354

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    Swearing — now that’s an honest old-time non-spamming Ballardite!

    in reply to: Where's the chickpea/garbanzo flour? #60353

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    Thanks, all, even those in relay-land! I had checked the Ship Canal Fred Meyer, but not the one on 85th. At this point, I’m just experimenting, so I’ll start with a few cups. Good to know Cash & Carry is there for falafel-truck-sized loads, though.

    in reply to: Where's the chickpea/garbanzo flour? #60334

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    Ha! Answering my own question! It looks like Chefshop.com (down on Elliot Ave just past Staples) carries this as well as many other yummies.

    in reply to: Tell me again the benefit of this tunnel thing #60143

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    We should fight the powers that be and build a guerrilla monorail to downtown. Take that, Nickels!
    Or maybe Bertha is feeling lonely on Valentine’s Day. What’s her Twitter handle again?

    in reply to: Tell me again the benefit of this tunnel thing #60103

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    The problem is that Nickels and Gregoire didn’t want to go with the cheapest, lowest risk option — rebuilding/refurbishing the Viaduct. Since we couldn’t just lop off a segment of 99 and leave that traffic to find its way through downtown, we got the tunnel. The problems with the boring look like management problems to me, given that 6 weeks (or more?) of the delay was a small-beans argument between two unions about dirt removal!

    NW – remember, the climate scientists keep telling us that current weather events can’t be seen as evidence of human-caused climate change; I am happy not to be in Atlanta or Philly or Boston, though!

    in reply to: Taxi License #60073

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    Of course, it’s written by anti Uber/Lyft and pro-old-style-taxi-monopoly folks. The limited number of current monopoly taxi licenses aren’t owned by poor immigrants, they’re owned by exploitative corporations which charge the immigrant taxi drivers such high rents for the taxis that the drivers can barely get by.
    If O’Brien really wanted to help the immigrants, he’d remove the limit on the number of taxi licenses, or increase it to a meaningful number like 1500 or 2000 so the immigrants could afford to buy one.


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    How do they get around I-200?

    in reply to: OTBR – Learning to code #59970

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    bg – that’s cool! I remember building and launching Estes model rockets as a kid. My dad would actually carefully follow the build instructions and sand, prime and paint his rockets. My brother and I OTOH tended to just slap together the parts and go over to the local field to launch them. I’m surprised that launching rockets isn’t banned these days!

    in reply to: Memorial vigil for Jeffrey Bouck, 46 #59926

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    Thanks for posting this, NW.

    in reply to: OTBR – Learning to code #59919

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    bg – I thought the robotics clubs were in fact remote-control clubs (i.e. no code involved, just human-controlled remote actuators).

    in reply to: Smokin' Petes BBQ #59917

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    I think the rumors about the Boar’s Nest closure came about because the building it’s in IS going to be demolished for another 6 to 7 story apartment/condo/whatever building. Planning approvals have progressed further for a different proposed development just next to the Boar’s Nest on the corner of NW 56th & 20th Ave NW, but all the lots between the BofA drive-through and 20th are being redeveloped (Boar’s Nest building, framing business building, funeral home).

    in reply to: Explanation to Drivers About Bikes on 32nd #59853

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    Well-stated, thanks!

    in reply to: Average driver's feelings about cyclists #59486

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    I read it more in the GAM spirit, from the perspective that it seems that many bicyclists focus too much on their rights and not enough on the consequences of physics and car drivers’ lack of attention or driving skills.
    By “average driver” I just meant that the author was not a rapid pro- or anti-bicyclist.

    in reply to: The moon tonight 2/1/14 #59159

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    Yep, noticed it low in the west from the Ballard Market parking lot and paused for a moment to appreciate it. It’s nice to be able to see some celestial objects every now and then in a cloudy, light-polluted city.

    in reply to: Good restaurant Ballard/Northgate area #59028

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    To inject a nice note, I do like your new avatar, BR.

    in reply to: New intersection changes at 8th and 100th — yay! #58576

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    Hah! I was just thinking about how completely totally unfair it was of SDOT to single ME out and slightly slow my journey north the few days a week I drive there. I could just zoom up the Number 8 Speedway (as we cognoscenti call it) from the light at 85th, peel around the free, no-stop corner and drive past the suckers and their “D” line, and if I was lucky, hit a green and turn onto 3rd to keep heading for the free northland. Now, there’s a Stop sign smack dab in the middle of my journey!

    Yours in jest,
    Mondoman

    in reply to: Search feature/taxes #58458

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    phoo – get thee to an avatar shop!

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