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u/aardvarkspleen · 6 pointsr/olympia

I'd imagine you're question has already been answered, but you'd recently asked about a razor for your husband. I have had a fantastic time with one of these:

It has affordable, replaceable blades, a comfortable handle, and is genuinely well made. I bought it thinking I might go into straight razor shaving, but there's no need. The blades in this are nearly as long, and replaceable. You don't have to have a length of leather to sharpen your blade in your bathroom.

My girlfriend loves Dreadnaught cream. Even if he does not use the straight razor to shave, this cream smells amazing. I tell all my friends to buy it, regardless of their method.

Here's the brush I bought:

I love it.

You're welcome.

One of the Fucking hipsters, a fucking jerk, a yuppy, a religious nut, a drug addict, maybe even a soccer mom, Oh, and also the most hardcore fucking wigger you've ever seen.

u/[deleted] · 6 pointsr/olympia

I live on the westside and use an HD antenna. I get ABC, CBS, Fox, Ion, Tacoma PBS Joe TV, Kong. Some other sometimes interesting channels like NHK (Japanese culture and news channel,) Comet (Mystery Science Theater 3k tier scifi.) Some trash channels like bunch of christian channels, QVC.

I do not get NBC, which sucks for some football games. I do not get Seattle PBS, which in my opinion is better than Tacoma's.

The HD comes in great for the network channels!

I did buy a more top of the line model, might have worse results with something basic.

Not exactly this one, but looks most similar to this model, I have it on top of my house about 20 feet up. I didn't have any luck with the plate looking sort of models. And I would say reception is so variable, I would say that while I am satisfied with my service I can't feel comfortable recommending that you will have the same based on what your elevation, proximity to Seattle is, etc...

u/FRedington · 3 pointsr/olympia

Somebody famous in the software development industry once said:
"The quality of a software product is directly proportional to the process used to develop it."
I think it may have been Gerald Weinberg. ICBW.
In any case, I believe this to be true.

Want to know more?
The CMM is a very heavyweight model. Big organizations, big projects.
Fogel, "Producing Open Source Software" is an excellent tutorial for setting up Open Source Software Development. The process scales well for shops of a few to larger projects. When using Agile methods (SCRUM for example) there are methods for "SCRUMs of SCRUMs" that scale into very large projects.
Have a look at the online book and buy Fogel's book it it suits you. Fogel has to eat too.

u/UNseleCT · 1 pointr/olympia

I would check out the professors that teach at The Evergreen State College and see if any of the professors that teach in the sustainable farm and agriculture department have any knowledge of this stuff or perhaps know of some students that have a background in this sort of stuff. I also would check out this book,. I got this one at Orca book downtown a few months back, and at the very least there is always google and youtube. Good luck!

u/cheechak0 · 11 pointsr/olympia

If you want to try and find where they are coming in, or locate the nest by yourself, you can rent one of these from the Tumwater Home Depot for about $50 and look for hotspots:

This is a pdf example of how to use an IR camera to find wasps.

Or Amazon has cheap IR thermometers without cameras that you could do the same with.


But, insects are specifically a landlord duty by Washington State law, so you should read up on that to know your rights, then find legal help at that last link:

u/thatdudeyouknow · 1 pointr/olympia

Tuesday night is a book tour talk from the book The Good Life Lab. This talk is being held at OlyMEGA a community makerspace located at 311 1/2 Capitol Way North, Olympia WA. It is down the Alley behind the Royal Lounge. Should be a good experience even if you are not a local. You can also take a peek at the Procession of the Species community arts studio while you are down.

u/MyElectricCity · 3 pointsr/olympia

Good tip!
Those work pretty well for light snow, especially on pavement, these more intense spikes however work much much better in deeper snow/off pavement. They are awful on pavement though, as they're not as flat, which makes you kinda wobbly.

The linked version are $15, Prime eligible, they're a knock-off of the $70 REI version, and as far as I can tell, identical quality. No clue if knock-off brand matters, but these are the one I bought.

u/gryffydd · 2 pointsr/olympia

I'm in the Hawks Prairie area and I have a smallish roof mounted antenna ( I only get Fox, TVW, and a few shitty Christian channels. I don't have an amplifier at the moment so I'm not sure if I could add more channels with one or not. But hey, for about $50 I get to watch a few football games.

u/bacon_cakes · 3 pointsr/olympia

>stock comcast modem

There's your problem.

I've never known anyone who hasn't had tons of problems with their internet using a modem provided by their ISP. Grab one of these and stick with comcast. Not only will it pay for itself in about 6 months because you won't be paying comcast for the modem rental, but it'll also be yours to keep and use no matter which cable service provider you go with in the future.

u/nickpickles · 5 pointsr/olympia

First, a bit of background: I have lived/worked downtown for the better part of six years and have had little problems with parking. I live/park everyday in what is roughly three blocks from the city center. I also study urban planning, occasionally attend city council planning sub-committee meetings, and like reading about parking.

I disagree with what you are saying. On any given day (yes even during peak hours between 8:45a and 5:30p) there is a considerable amount of open parking spaces within five blocks of Fourth Avenue (I've seen the data). The problem isn't so much the actual amount of parking available but more the perceived amount of parking available. We all wish to find that prime spot right on Fourth, Fifth, or State and if that is the only goal then it will take some driving about an waiting. But, if you go one or two blocks in you will start to find plenty of open, cheap, and long-term parking. Hell, even during state worker rush times my block has numerous nine-hour parking meters available. There are spots across the street that I have seen seldom used in weeks save for an event at the WA performing arts center or a library function. For a city our size we actually have an overabundance of parking, which if one were to follow Donald Shoup's work means we ought to raise prices on the prime parking and during peak hours.

When the plans for new City Hall did not include a lot it raised a stink but makes sense in forward-thinking planning terms. People love to talk about “going green”, upping transit, and increasing walkability but the second you remove a few parking spots you'll see an uproar. Same for the flipside of the coin: those who decry local government subsidies will complain when parking priced well-below market value isn't available at a moment's notice. When you allow non-market value parking, free parking, forced parking spot creation per zoning laws, etc you're actually facilitating more use of the automobile and in turn forcing more wasted gas and "block circling" to be the lucky one to find a convenient spot. What Shoup has found in The High Cost of Free Parking is that it this idea of plentiful cheap parking does not work and only in making a multi-cost parking format where the more convenient spots are adjusted to market value (and raised during peak time while being monitored and price- fluctuating until you find the right price to keep a constant 4/5 of the spots filled) and a cheaper price as you venture further away (also adjusting these prices to represent a regular 4/5 occupancy) do you start to find a sweet spot. Being able to find a prime spot on the busiest street while also having the same availability without the premium tacked-on a few blocks down. Basically: some parking prices will go up while others may drop to meet the demand.

What does this mean for local business? Considering how cheap parking is now and how local businesses and their employees can apply for downtown parking permits you can imagine that at least some of the prime spots are being taken up by those who work in the area. As Shoup demonstrates in his book, rather than having an employee take up a prime spot for 5-8 hours you have a constant flow of customers occupying the spot for less time and paying more. Will this slight increase hurt your business? His findings show, no. Those who would be effected by a minimal increase in price will park a block or two away, per what they are willing to spend. Employees will follow suit. Lower traffic, less gas burned, and more evenly-distributed open spots are the outcome of this pricing system as San Francisco has proven after they adopted Shoup's methods.

As for your comments about parking services being a “cash cow”, that really is not the case for expired meter tickets, which run $15. While other tickets fetch much higher prices (parking in a yellow zone is $75) these are not factored into the parking argument as they are no-park zones to begin with. On the city not meeting it's own needs in parking, I say: the City of Olympia represents all of Olympia, not just downtown. Downtown is one of the few areas in the city where crowded parking is even noticeable. They have taken actions in-line with their Comprehensive Plan (the actual plan for the future) to increase mass transit, bicycling, and walkability in downtown towards a less single-auto orientated city center. The actual parking downtown is sufficient (some would argue overkill) for it's current and future needs, large population surge not-withstanding. A quick look at the past decade of growth in Olympia (specifically downtown population and business expansion) and projections for the future show that we aren't expecting growth on an unmanageable scale anytime soon. I believe if the city implemented a more efficient pay parking structure it would alleviate many of the current parking woes within the main city blocks and could perhaps increase business in the area. Those holding your beliefs of few parking spots downtown might be more inclined to go and spend their money there if they know that a prime spot is probably attainable at any hour of the day, albeit at a higher price, but also with the knowledge that cheap parking is available within a few blocks of their intended destination.