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Old 01-22-2020, 07:43 AM   #11761
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The new Sarcee Trail/Glenmore Trail interchange RGMG's. I don't know what the final alignment will look like but traveling eastbound and westbound it really does seem that this new interchange is adding some distance to the trip. I really think and hope there is a chance to tighten up all the routes when construction is completed.
I think at least one of the overpasses is being used in reverse right now.

Still though, it's better than having a a traffic light with a 180 degree turn.
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Old 01-22-2020, 07:58 AM   #11762
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Until the Senior's orgies start meeting up there. Ugh.
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I can't BELIEVE the listings you see - like those few mentioned here already. A realtor is making 7k on the first 100k, and 3.5k after that generally. So that 500k house is a cool 21k. For what exactly? Some paperwork?
The realtor spilts that commission with the buyer’s realtor, then they have to pay a portion to their brokerage. In this market many realtors are deducting 1000 - 2000 off their side.
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Old 01-22-2020, 09:52 AM   #11764
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The realtor spilts that commission with the buyer’s realtor, then they have to pay a portion to their brokerage. In this market many realtors are deducting 1000 - 2000 off their side.
Not to mention a realtor does a heck of a lot more than "just some paperwork"

When I was getting a new place and selling my condo, the realtor worked hard, and was there at the drop of a hat whenever we contacted him.
He did things I couldn't or didn't want to do. I took all of his advice, including what to renovate and what renos are a waste of money. And he did take a cut in his commission.

There were three other units in my complex for sale, 2 of which had been on the market for a couple of months. The average time on the market for places in my area at the time was 89 days.

mine sold in two days.

I believe what he got paid was less than what it would have cost me to keep paying bills and the mortgage for god knows how long. Plus I didn't have to spend the time and energy on all the tasks he did.
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Old 01-22-2020, 09:53 AM   #11765
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Can someone sit all the tech unsavvy people down and tell them that programs like BlueJean, GoToMeeting, WebEX etc. all have integrated voice, and I shouldn't have to manually call in to your crappy conference line separately?
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Can someone sit all the tech unsavvy people down and tell them that programs like BlueJean, GoToMeeting, WebEX etc. all have integrated voice, and I shouldn't have to manually call in to your crappy conference line separately?
You can sit me down and tell me that but I haven't got the faintest idea what it means.
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Old 01-22-2020, 10:25 AM   #11768
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Basically, some ancient suit at a company has been calling into the same 1-800 conference line since 1987, and even though they pay separately for web conferencing software (most of which offer both headset and local conferencing options) they instead opt for having to pay for said 1-800 line, and forcing people to a non-integrated space where you have no idea who is talking, no easy way to control your/others audio, and extremely long 12-digit pin codes.
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Basically, some ancient suit at a company has been calling into the same 1-800 conference line since 1987, and even though they pay separately for web conferencing software (most of which offer both headset and local conferencing options) they instead opt for having to pay for said 1-800 line, and forcing people to a non-integrated space where you have no idea who is talking, no easy way to control your/others audio, and extremely long 12-digit pin codes.
I work with an advisory committee at work comprised entirely of ancient suits and I feel this problem acutely right now as I try to move them all onto web conferencing (and some other tech stuff). Basically turned into me graciously asking for their resignation so I could replace them with younger people.
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Old 01-22-2020, 10:40 AM   #11770
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Basically, some ancient suit at a company has been calling into the same 1-800 conference line since 1987, and even though they pay separately for web conferencing software (most of which offer both headset and local conferencing options) they instead opt for having to pay for said 1-800 line, and forcing people to a non-integrated space where you have no idea who is talking, no easy way to control your/others audio, and extremely long 12-digit pin codes.
But Webex and GoToMeeting both allow for what you are talking about? You had the option of calling in or using integrated audio, both allowing for the ability to see which person was talking. It sounds like it's the users who just don't know how to use it.

Also, F integrated audio. When people used it, all it did was create echo's, faint audio, and people unable to figure out to use their mic/speakers built into their laptop. Or the worst part, crappy apps that still allowed people to have both integrated audio and dial-in active at the same time, creating a feedback loop.

I'll take the call-in number any day. Easier and better audio. It also allowed me to put the call on my cell phone and earbuds, and walk around instead of being stuck in front of the PC. Great if you work from home.
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The problem I find is more that you can't predict who outside your own shop will be on the line or what their abilities are... the fact that there isn't one standard platform (you just listed three) is also an issue, and what each side is set up for seems to vary. If I have a conference call at 9, I don't have five minutes before 9 to try to figure out how the particular piece of software you happen to use for conferences works, and I'm pretty tech friendly. It would be a huge PITA for my 57 year old industry expert to figure that out.

It's just simpler and more predictable for everyone to dial in to a central conference line because everyone's been doing that forever, and it does the job adequately.
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Ya, I call in to the webex number, integrated audio is usually crap.
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Customer service gear grinder: I placed an order with Garmin for a dash cam mount and cable on December 3. Still not here. Garmin's "check order status" website is busted, so I call them. The response? They're on backorder, we have no idea when they'll arrive so you'll just have to wait because they have no information, not even a rough estimate, about when the shipment will be sent out. Could be next week, could be in April, no way to know.

That's the sort of "*shrug*, go #### yourself" customer service you expect from, say, a cable company. Not from a consumer product manufacturer and retailer. That's like a deliberate attempt to get someone to not buy your products anymore. Dumb.
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Old 01-22-2020, 02:08 PM   #11774
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The new Veggie meatball sandwich at Subway is twice as many calories as the turkey breast or ham sandwich. WTF?


Shocking number of calories in 'healthy' vegan sandwiches

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I'm not sure why people thought that fake meat would be automatically good for you just because it's not made of animals. That sub is probably loaded with sodium, too.
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We were almost in that boat, based on the 3-4 identical units that were sitting for MONTHS.

The difference is we had an amazing realtor.

I don't remember the stat, but if you don't sell your place in the first 2 weeks, chances are it will sit for a very long time, and the chance it sells on that listing (ie same price/pictures/etc) is actually quite low.

You never want to sell at a loss obviously, but you have to compromise on the price too. 5k may be the difference between getting an offer those first 2 weeks or not.

I can't BELIEVE the listings you see - like those few mentioned here already. A realtor is making 7k on the first 100k, and 3.5k after that generally. So that 500k house is a cool 21k. For what exactly? Some paperwork?

Ours assessed our value based on similar units in a 10 block radius, including what those sold for. He suggested we don't list it until Spring. He helped us stage the hell out of it, so it looked cozy but ZERO personal things around. There was no clutter, and we cleaned thoroughly between every showing (and never said no to any of them). He brought a professional photographer that had PERFECT lighting and made every room look huge. He then helped us negotiate.

I still think they make out like bandits, but man does a good realtor make a difference. He also didn't do open houses as he said they're more for the realtor to try and get clients.

The IDENTICAL unit two doors down, as far as I know, never did sell.

We originally had the unit for sale last August and had quite a few showings, but no offers. The realtor we had didn't seem very invested with us though and I didn't see enough effort on her part. Took it off the market in November and just put it back up after the holidays. We went with a different realtor who seems like a much better fit, gave us lots of advise and took way better pictures than the first realtor did. We also lowered the price on the unit, it's sitting at almost 20k less than 2 similar units in the same building. Got a few viewings in the first week, but nothing since then (been about 2 weeks now). I don't know what else to do, dropping the price any further will end up with us selling at a loss after all the fees are done


If nothing happens in the next couple of weeks I think we'll just take it off the market again and put it back in the spring, and hope for better luck
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The new Veggie meatball sandwich at Subway is twice as many calories as the turkey breast or ham sandwich. WTF?
Beyond meat doesn't mean healthy. It is just a over processed replacement.
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Beyond meat doesn't mean healthy. It is just a over processed replacement.
Yup, exactly.

troutman said veggie when it's that beyond meat stuff. Overly processed, high in salt, not good for you at all.
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The new Veggie meatball sandwich at Subway is twice as many calories as the turkey breast or ham sandwich. WTF?

Shocking number of calories in 'healthy' vegan sandwiches
Is that really Martha Stewart in the commercial, in one shot it looks like her and another not so much?
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Can someone sit all the tech unsavvy people down and tell them that programs like BlueJean, GoToMeeting, WebEX etc. all have integrated voice, and I shouldn't have to manually call in to your crappy conference line separately?
No you can’t because the voip is garbage on a lot of those services.
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