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by ignatius
Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: America's Top Ten Dead Cities: From Detroit to New Orleans
Replies: 31
Views: 5173

Re: America's Top Ten Dead Cities: From Detroit to New Orlea

Was in New Orleans for several days last weekend and can say it is no longer dead. Haven't been since 90s and didn't see much then so got a better street experience this time. The French Quarter is hopping if not a little too touristy, especially Bourbon St. (just see it once). The Uptown to Carrolt...
by ignatius
Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5358
Views: 421519

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

It may have been posted earlier but what is cost to build this version of streetcar compared to LRT (per mile). And what are annual maintenance comparisons per mile? I know modern streetcar is less but is it like 1/3 less, 1/2? I do hope they select some form of self-powered cars and not use ugly po...
by ignatius
Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: The News Room, closed
Replies: 30
Views: 4519

Re: The News Room, closed

Bummer that it will no longer be a dive bar as it was one of my faves. Westport has turned much better ever since they started to cater to the 25+ midtowner crowd and less as a metro party zone for the college or ghetto crowd. P&L has really helped pull the party crowd out of Westport. A neighborhoo...
by ignatius
Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: The Jacobson
Replies: 29
Views: 3348

Re: The Jacobson

I thought it was OK too, nothing great but a doable option for downtown. I thought much better than Nica's nearby. And agree it's too big of a space. I don't understand the need for huge restaurants in KC. Most large cities 'urbane' eats only have maybe a dozen tables, some less.
by ignatius
Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Voltaire
Replies: 14
Views: 1886

Re: R Bar - new bar in the west bottoms

Good to see this great space coming back. Looking forward to another weekend bfast place too, even if just first weekends.
by ignatius
Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: port fonda
Replies: 198
Views: 18652

Re: port fonda

My first time I thought they tried too hard. Second visit I just thought it was OK, still a good option for Westport. It's a strange tangent from fabricated Mexican with a gringofied interpretation. It's not all out a tangent like SW or TexMex, it's like it came from a parallel universe of Mexico th...
by ignatius
Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: Welcome to the new forum!
Replies: 92
Views: 16527

Re: Welcome to the new forum!

As we are not php gods, I very seriously doubt it can be removed without big trouble. -b Search the files in the app directories for the string "times in total" and post several lines of the file around where it occurs. It would be easy to take that out, but I like being able to see how many times ...
by ignatius
Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 998
Views: 124222

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

KC is apparently one of the highest producers of Android apps... I'm guessing Handmark is probably a major contributor. I'm aware of many others who freelance on their own or at least dabble in it (myself included).

http://venturebeat.com/2011/08/19/guess ... roid-apps/
by ignatius
Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: Welcome to the new forum!
Replies: 92
Views: 16527

Re: Welcome to the new forum!

yeah, would also like a wap or mobile equivalent template. hmmm, not able to edit older messages. edit: test.. note the edit count... that should be removed as it's distracting. As we are not php gods, I very seriously doubt it can be removed without big trouble. -b Actually you should be able to. ...
by ignatius
Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: Welcome to the new forum!
Replies: 92
Views: 16527

Re: Welcome to the new forum!

yeah, would also like a wap or mobile equivalent template.

hmmm, not able to edit older messages.

edit: test.. note the edit count... that should be removed as it's distracting.

As we are not php gods, I very seriously doubt it can be removed without big trouble. -b
by ignatius
Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Google picks KCK/KCMO for ultra fast fiber network
Replies: 1799
Views: 156822

Re: KCMO to get Google Fiber too...

Here's the original source that WSJ was referring to.. TechAmerica Foundation : Cybercities 2010 Press One stat that stands out, looks like KC has highest % concentration of tech workers (per cap % of total employment) in the Midwest and most major cities in the US.  Heavy duty tech cities like Aust...
by ignatius
Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Nica's 320
Replies: 60
Views: 4460

Re: Nica's 320

When I went it was over $30 for two before tip, 2 sandwiches and 2 teas - included starter salad.  A bit steep for lunch.

Ingredient is a bit pricey too but no tipping.
by ignatius
Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5358
Views: 421519

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

bahua wrote: How is a streetcar better than a bus on the same route?
Frankly it's not in effectiveness.  I'm fine with bus myself but the reality is to attract riders not accustomed to transit, they want some cutesy rail thing.  Let's build a small one and then focus on effective transit, not the image.
by ignatius
Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5358
Views: 421519

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

why, exactly, should we spend tens of millions of dollars on a streetcar circulator downtown?  this strikes me as the kind of thing you implement AFTER you have a lightrail and maybe commuter line in place.  I would hope that KC doesn't do light rail (LRT) at all.  It's not really a good mode for K...
by ignatius
Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Google picks KCK/KCMO for ultra fast fiber network
Replies: 1799
Views: 156822

Re: Google picks KCK for ultra fast fiber network

Well the WSJ article is a bit misleading.  KC doesn't have 2900 tech companies, it has 2900 companies that have an IT shop or are a tech company.  Still not too bad.  KC ranks 18th per cap in tech employment, which is not bad for a metro ranked about 30th in  pops.  The original source also says KC ...
by ignatius
Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Google picks KCK/KCMO for ultra fast fiber network
Replies: 1799
Views: 156822

Re: KCMO to get Google Fiber too...

It's only getting 150Mbps instead of 1Gbps but I'll take it.  I wonder if they're using the same equipment/architecture that is planned for KC.  It's free the first year but there are pricing rumors of $40 for 50Mbps or $70 for 100Mbps+.  I'd go for that.
by ignatius
Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Bakery/restaurant redevelopment for midtown Katz
Replies: 144
Views: 13523

Re: Bakery/restaurant redevelopment for midtown Katz

Anything new on this?
by ignatius
Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Nica's 320
Replies: 60
Views: 4460

Re: Nica's 320

Tried it over lunch.  Cool place.  Food is indeed overly ambitious though worth trying.  The menu is a wreck and they need to get rid of the 'build your own' concept.  Was laboriously complicated when we sat down and the server attempted to explain. We made a clear gesture of 'WTF!'.  I felt trapped...
by ignatius
Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Make Grand Grand
Replies: 292
Views: 38527

Re: Make Grand Grand

I've posted this here for voting...

http://www.kcmomentum.com/parking-and-t ... sUpdated=1
by ignatius
Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Make Grand Grand
Replies: 292
Views: 38527

Re: Make Grand Grand

The downside to Grand for the streetcar is that there are some very large lots owned by corporations not based in KC.  Would be difficult to get those developed on a pedestrian scale.   Main St has a handful of small lots through Xroads that have much greater chance of pedestrian scale development f...