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About lefty

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  1. There are plenty of image upload services around nowadays. I find the more obscure ones to be better as they don't place any limits on you. I'll try to come up with a list when I get home. However, sites like Flickr makes things a little easier for you since they will automatically resize your picture. Several people out there will just take images off their camera and upload them. Of course, right off the camera, the images are huge. Unresized images won't fit on the screen, take forever to download, etc. So, if you don't know how to resize your pics, I'd recommend Flickr or one of its wannabes. Note: Irfan View is a nice sort of do it all program. And it's free. I know it can resize images (although that's not its primary purpose). http://www.irfanview.com/ Other than that, comb around here and see what you can find (if you're curious) http://www.tucows.com/Windows/DesignTools/Image/
  2. lefty

    Fayetteville, Arkansas

    Hmm, I agree... And I guess on a larger topic, I have a little concern to go with my excitement about what's happening to NWA. I know this has been discussed before, but I'll add my own thoughts. For every soul-less quickly developed building that goes up, the area loses a little character. Sometimes I drive around and I see new buildings that look more like a scar on the landscape than anything else. Some of these places just scream ordinary. But, most people (myself included) are initially more excited about just having... say, a TGI Fridays, than overall feel of the landscape. What will the area look like in 20 years if this continues? I guess I'm most concerned about Fayetteville. It seems to have a certain feel to it more than the other cities. Imagine the feel you have walking around the Square. Not that the buildings are masterpieces or anything, but I certainly enjoy it more than the newer parts of town. Maybe I'm being overly concerned. Everything has a way of eventually coming together, I suppose.
  3. I think I've seen XNA listed as "Bentonville" in some other airports. I also remember my last flight arriving in XNA the pilot said "...service to Bentonville..." in his pre-flight speech. It's no wonder people would call it that.
  4. lefty

    NWA Roll Call

    I've been okay. I've had a lot going on recently. I'm working as a security engineer (actually in McLean, VA (but I live in the district)). It was tough to leave, but it was the right time to do it. I plan on moving back to NWA some day. I don't think anywhere else will ever feel like home. I'm really starting to appreciate how cheap everything is out there. My share of the rent in my apartment now is $840 (utilities included though). When I joined these forums, my share of the rent was $237. That's quite a jump. But, DC and the surrounding area is an interesting place. So far I'm enjoying it.
  5. You know what road really needs work? If you go east on Joyce from the mall and go past 265, you run into this little tiny windy section of the road that is barely big enough for 2 cars. Plus, there is no shoulder, just a ditch (more like a dropoff). Plus the turns make it difficult to see if anybody is coming. One time I was coming home and a guy with a trailer was in the middle of the road. He saw me and moved over. But his trailer was still in the middle of the road. It was too late to stop, and even if I did it still would have hit me. I was forced to go off the road a little. While coming back on the road, I dented my rim pretty badly. In fact I had to buy a new one. I'm thankful the tire still held air. Sorry to go off on a rant there, but they need to fix that. EDIT (first draft typed too quickly without proofreading)
  6. lefty

    NWA Roll Call

    Well, I'm still here. Kind of. I moved to DC. You can probably still catch me on here, though.
  7. lefty

    Arkansas Roll Call

    #12 lefty, Springdale
  8. Well, I asked somebody that lives by the track in fayetteville how often trains come through. Apparantly a train comes through about once every other day.
  9. Well, using existing track would be an excellent idea. But the first question that comes to mind is what about existing Ark/Mo Railroad traffic? It's not like that line is not used. Would the Greenway have to hide on a seperate portion of track while the Ark/Mo trains went through? I don't know how often trains come through right now, but I assume it's something like twice a day. The route would work well. The existing lines go right by areas like Dickson street, Emma (downtown Springdale). But also go by areas like the Springdale chicken plants. I'm not sure if people would want to go by those things. Plus, people already hate waiting for trains now. There's a lot of roads that don't need to be tied up by rail traffic every hour.
  10. As much as I like the idea of this Greenway thing, I still think it would be kind of silly right now. Sure, we might need this sort of thing 20 years in the future. And maybe now is the best time to have it already in place for the future. From a planning perpective, it's a great idea. But from an economic perspective, it's horrible. The thing would cost a ton of money, and then lose even more money for probably the first 15 years it ran. All this time, we would have just spent a bazzilion dollars on a train and we wouldn't have any money for much needed road improvements.
  11. lefty

    Fayetteville, Arkansas

    I was kind of curious what they were going to do with that building. Springdale isn't going to like not having a Sam's anymore. Sam's does a lot of business and Springdale doesn't want to lose the benefits of that. If a costco goes in, that might help out.
  12. lefty

    Fayetteville, Arkansas

    I can see one in Little Rock probably. It might be too early for NWA.
  13. lefty

    Fayetteville, Arkansas

    Well, I'm pretty sure it will sell hard liquor. The Sam's club in Springdale does not sell any alcoholic beverages...because they can't. I'm sure they'd love to. I also think it's kind of funny that Sam's can't require you have a membership to buy beer. So I'm pretty sure this one won't require anything either. I think Sam's is getting around the law by having the seperate building. Which makes you think some grocery stores might start doing the same thing? Who knows. There is also a law, at least in Springdale, that prohibits one person from owning more than one liquor store. I think that applies in Fayetteville too. There's a lot of funny laws when it comes to alcohol.
  14. lefty

    Arkansas Picture Of The Day

    I've got a few. This is one of my fav's. I took this at Beaver lake.
  15. lefty

    Fayetteville, Arkansas

    Maybe the first Sam's Club to sell liquor. I'm not sure.