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May 14, 2015 MarkyMark commented on It's Time for Seattle to Become a Gigabit City.
Gigabit Squared was never viable from the get-go, as savvy tech/business people immediately understood.

I'm gagging and gasping for city-utility-provided gigabit Internet, however I'd say that the ONLY way this is ever going to happen is to implement FTTN (Fiber to the neighborhood) which then transitions to one of the new super-high-speed Gigabit Wi-Fi technologies now on the horizon.

The City of Seattle is NEVER going to get behind digging up every single neighborhood street and yard to get FTTP - the chaos involved duplicating the existing physical cable/phone/power-line infrastructure just does not make sense.
May 6, 2015 MarkyMark commented on SL Letter of the Day: Destructive Criticism.
Mar 16, 2015 MarkyMark commented on Four Places You Can Get Delicious Fish 'n' Chips for Less Than $10.
Wow I had F&C at "Pacific Inn" on Stone Way for the first (and only) time last week, and it was just AWFUL; everyone in my party really hated their food. Too bad because its one of the few potentially fun olde-tyme dive-bar joints that hasn't been leveled (yet) for another rabbit-hutch high-rise condo.

I'd say that you HAVE to pay over $10 for decent F&C these days. My personal fave go-to is "Little Chinook's" at Interbay Fishermen's Terminal; I usually have F&C there once a week. The Ballard Lock's "Red Mill Totem House" is good but its just a madhouse; you have to be in the right mood to brave it, and "be as one" with the jam-packed crowd.
Mar 6, 2015 MarkyMark commented on The Great Lengths Some Folks Go to Wash Their Records.
I keep wondering where to donate my hundreds of old LPs from the 1960s-70s-80s to; have considered Bop Street Records in Ballard.
Feb 24, 2015 MarkyMark commented on Twink: The Other T-Slur.
Without its cream filling, a Twinkie is just flat and useless.
Feb 17, 2015 MarkyMark commented on Heads Up: Carousel Is a Super Weird Musical.
Carousel is indeed a very very strange bird, really notable only for its couple of classic hit songs. But its not as weird as Brigadoon, where the final moral of the story is that anyone who threatens the existence of the community will die, while the community gets to act really, really sorry about it.
Feb 12, 2015 MarkyMark commented on SL Letter of the Day: Pups.
This is one of the hardest, hardest lessons of all to learn in life -- how to realize when you've GOT to totally drop it, and walk away from a person that you've become obsessed with -- and people who learn it early are really lucky. Your desires will keep your mind playing mean tricks on you, with "but but but he/she said/did this/that so there's still hope" fantasies. I guess I feel the sorriest for girls who believe it when guys say "I love you" during sex, which translated means "I love the way I'm feeling right now!" -- but in 10 minutes, he'll be looking around for a pizza and a beer, while she's mentally planning the wedding reception.
Feb 10, 2015 MarkyMark commented on From the Dept. of "No Shit": Obama Never Opposed Same-Sex Marriage.
None of the Bushes personally give a damn about abortion or gay rights either, for example; why is this news all of a sudden? I'm endlessly dumbfounded at how naive people can be about how the world around them actually works...
Feb 6, 2015 MarkyMark commented on Adorable or Deplorable? My New Two-Word Architecture Column!!.
Please, NOT while I'm eating!