About WDFloyd

Dave Floyd is a lawyer, consultant, and business owner in Austin, Texas. He works with the Foskitt Law Office and Floyd Real Estate. Floyd was a candidate for Austin City Council in 2014 and lives in the Zilker Neighborhood. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the Washington & Lee University School of Law.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Texas State Rep. Naishtat Will Not Run Again

Find out more in the Austin American Statesman.   Rep. Naishtat has served District 49 since the 90's.  The district currently includes Zilker, Barton Hills, Old West Austin, Downtown, Rosedale, Hyde Park, UT, and Pemberton Heights.   The filing deadline is Monday, so we'll know next week who will be running for this seat in the primaries.

Austin Polled on Proposed Uber and Lyft Regs

Two competing polls have determined that in one case 70% of Austinites want the city to require enhanced regulations for Uber and Lyft while in the other case 70% don't want any changed.  Not surprisingly, the wording of the question has a lot to do with results.

I started using Uber in August and Lyft in November.  Both services have repeatedly given me prompt, friendly, and competitively priced service.  Personally, I have always felt safe in Uber and Lyft cars as both the driver's and my whereabouts were being tracked in real time by the ride service app, and because both Uber and Lyft already conduct background checks on their drivers.  

My biggest problem with cabs in the past has been lack of availability.  Considering that Austin has currently issued 750 cab medallions, it should be no surprise that cab service can be quite scare during peak times.  If the city is going to enact regulations that make Uber and Lyft unable to operate here, then something needs to be done in order to provide on demand ride options.   The demand exists, and being able to provide more rides helps to keep addition cars off the road as well as to help reduce drinking and driving.

Friday, December 4, 2015

"Squatty Potty" Ad Is Truly Bizarre



This ad for the "Squatty Potty" is hands down the strangest commercial I have ever seen.  Watch it at your discretion, and be prepared to never think of ice cream the same way again.

I assume that I am doing exactly what the advertisers hoped: sharing this for laughs with friends.  In that sense, the ad is pretty effective.  But, am I going to buy the product?  No.

Update: a surprising number of friends have let me know that they own and love this product.  But, I'm still not buying one.  

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Parker: Why Austin needs a new centrally located civil courts...

Parker: Why Austin needs a new centrally located civil courts...

Floyd Real Estate: Open House


OPEN HOUSE Sun., Nov. 1st 2-4p. Feels like country-living but still close to Austin, property sits on three acres. Three...
Posted by Floyd Real Estate on Thursday, October 22, 2015

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

What Is Replacing Flipnotics

The space on Barton Springs Dr. which housed Flipnotics will reopen as SquareRut Kava Bar.

Dive Bars: Lala's



According to the Austin Business Journal, Lala's Little Nugget (the bar on Justin Lane with the Christmas theme) will reopen under new management.   This news follows concern of Lala's being permanently out of business, after Eater Austin reported the bar had been closed for over a week.