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  • in reply to: Car2Go – Car Sharing Service #542825

    AlanBarber
    Participant

    I saw a convoy of the cars drive by Roosters in German Village at lunch today.

    It was pretty funny because we saw one parked on the street near there and so I was actually in the middle of explaining how the service worked when out the window we watched 6-7 cars in a row drive right by.

    in reply to: New shopping center with Target store planned in Powell (on sawmill rd) #553107

    AlanBarber
    Participant

    Walker said:
    And yet, I keep hearing people randomly parroting lines about Columbus traffic being pretty easily navigable. Anyone who keeps saying that Columbus is great because you can get anywhere in 20 minutes obviously hasn’t been on 315 during rush hour recently. ;)

    I live up in the sawmill area and work in the brewery dist. I usually cut out of work around 4 each day and I can get home by 4:30 most days driving up 315 to get to hard road. taffic is slow but flows until about 4:30 – 6:00 when the 315 NB merge onto 270 EB backs up for 4-5 miles and turns into a parking lot.

    in reply to: Car2Go – Car Sharing Service #542782

    AlanBarber
    Participant

    Looks like a cool service. I wonder if they do any rebalancing of moving vehicles around so they don’t end up with big clusters of cars in one area and none in another?

    Also, I’m surprised they didn’t run the home area out to the airport. I would think that would be a great way to draw users to the system supporting business travelers coming and going in the city.

    in reply to: How did you guys meet? #545188

    AlanBarber
    Participant

    eharmony.com, we were match about a year and a half ago.

    in reply to: How did you find your job? #544926

    AlanBarber
    Participant

    I think it’s going to vary for job areas.

    As a software developer / contractor it’s all about the networking, both online and offline. The really good jobs are rarely ever publically listed as they are easily filled through back channels of friends and professional acquaintances. The market is crazy. If you list a job opening you’ll get hundreds if not thousands of applications or you can just ask current staff if they know anyone good to hire and get a list of 2-3 people they know looking for work and hire one of those.

    In my case the job that got me to move to columbus was all initiated on twitter thanks to a very large and connected group of people in the IT field, many that I had met at conferences. I posted a simple “I’m sick of my job, anyone hiring?” and two weeks later I had a tentative contract in place at a consulting firm in town. Although it took 3 months for them to place me at a client and actually hire me so I could move down to Columbus.

    in reply to: New Jimmy John's in the Arena District #536531

    AlanBarber
    Participant

    bayrea said:
    They must make a huge margin on their subs because they are the most over-staffed operation in the world.

    The quick production and delivery of the subs are everything and corporate gets pretty strong armed in making sure the franchises are heavily staffed to live up to their expectations. Which ends up killing most of the profits so most franchise owners don’t make a lot of money and can take several years to see any return on the initial investment.

    in reply to: New Jimmy John's in the Arena District #536523

    AlanBarber
    Participant

    Now the real question is, will they deliver to me when I’m standing in line to go see a concert at the LC?

    in reply to: Arena District – News & Updates #487455

    AlanBarber
    Participant

    News said:
    Seating replacement next improvement project for Nationwide Arena
    Jun 11, 2013, 11:22am EDT
    Jeff Bell
    Staff reporter-Business First

    It promises to be a challenge, but Nationwide Arena General Manager Vicki Chorman thinks contractors can replace 6,000 seats in the downtown arena before the Columbus Blue Jackets begin preseason games in September.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2013/06/seating-replacement-next-improvement.html

    Maybe they should replace all the seats with slightly bigger ones to lower the total capacity from 18,500 to something like 15,000. that way the place doesn’t look so empty all the time at games.

    in reply to: Queens of the Stone Age @ the LC- September 15th #544530

    AlanBarber
    Participant

    Thank you! I was just searching the net trying to find a presale code.

    in reply to: Food Truck Regulations in Columbus #527742

    AlanBarber
    Participant

    I can understand the council trying to take a hand off approach to the day to day handling of the food trucks but the first come first serve is a terrible idea. It’s only matter of time before we see in the news of two truck owners getting into a fight over a spot.

    Not that my opinion matters but I think that doing something like boston where they run a lottery to randomly schedule trucks spots for the next 3 months would work well.

    It saves trucks from fighting for the spots, prevents wasting fuel driving around to find open spots, makes it easier to plan staff levels, amount of food to prep for the day and makes it easier for routine inspections to be performed.

    in reply to: COTA – Updates in 2013 #527541

    AlanBarber
    Participant

    Just as FYI, I asked the cota twitter account about expiration and they said if you buy a multi ride ticket now it’ll be good until January 2015.

    So sounds like tickets are only good for the current fare price.

    in reply to: COTA – Updates in 2013 #527539

    AlanBarber
    Participant

    mrpoppinzs said:
    True, but I am thinking about resale in like 2023…

    LOL, Well I’m sure by 2023 we’ll have a light rail system in place so those bus passes would be worthless ;)

    in reply to: COTA – Updates in 2013 #527537

    AlanBarber
    Participant

    mrpoppinzs said:
    I would buy a bunch if these are “forever trips” like the stamps. :)

    Didn’t COTA make a policy of fare adjustments being locked to every 3 years? Since the last increase was in 2012 then you should be safe to buy enough tickets to last you until 2015.

    in reply to: Christian music at Culvers #543910

    AlanBarber
    Participant

    The only way to truly enjoy Culvers is to get the Cheddar ButterBurger with Bacon, Cheese Curds and a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Concrete Mixer. When you get your food you walk outside and sit down on one of the picnic tables and enjoy the meal on a warm sunny day.

    in reply to: Shooting Ranges in Columbus? #543850

    AlanBarber
    Participant

    rus said:
    Same here.

    Didn’t know LEPD was open, though. Seems worth checking out.

    Yeah, I’ve been meaning to head down to LEPD to check it out. Looks like a nice place although i’m not too thrilled with the price/time limits.

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