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Conrad Yoder
Works at Clow Water Systems
Attended Stanford University
Lives in Fresno, OH
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Happy World Standards Day (but only in the US). 
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Rob's office has an open plan. I think I'd shoot myself. When I taught in Detroit the math and English teachers all had to share the old band room. A history teacher would come in and watch soap operas on a television in a back corner. After asking her several times to turn it down so I could work, I finally went over her head. At the end of the year, when they were looking for a new math teacher for a better position than I had, I asked about it and was told that I wouldn't get it because I had shown I couldn't be a "team player." (In other words, I couldn't work when someone from another department came in and blasted her soaps in my ear while I was trying to design lesson plans. It's no wonder that when it comes to public education in Detroit, even the poor people move out of town to find something better.) 
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"Upgrade to Java 7 as soon as possible, security researchers warn"
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Steve Ballmer to retire in <= 12 months. MSFT up almost 9% in pre-market trading.
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You're probably safe if you use the fingerprint ID, but if you really need the security, you'll avoid it.
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Warning - don't upgrade Google Authenticator on iOS, unless you don't mind losing all existing accounts. (I have heard this is not a problem on the Android version, but have not verified that.)
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Going back to Objective C - feels like going back to the Dark Ages, doing manual memory management.
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Occupation
Chief Dishwasher Loader, Toddler Jungle Gym
Employment
  • Clow Water Systems
    Senoir Software Developer, 2011 - present
  • Adobe Systems
    Computer Scientist II, 1993 - 2003
  • Big Blue Computer Consulting
    Owner, 2003 - 2010
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Fresno, OH
Previously
San Francisco - Mountain View - Budapest - Atlanta - Boston - Hartville, OH - Lobatse, Botswana
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Dad, Nerd, Dreamer
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I can catch baby vomit in my bare hands.
Education
  • Stanford University
    Computer Science, 1992 - 1994
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Math with Comp Sci, 1988 - 1992
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Stayed here 3 nights with my family. Not surprisingly, this is an above-average hotel, and the prices are correspondingly so as well. The room was clean and well appointed (probably renovated within the last year or two). The bathroom was very small - if 2 people are in there, they had better already enjoy being intimate with each other. The closet was also tiny - room for no more than 3-4 full-length hanging items (odd/annoying considering if you're staying there you are probably one who wears clothes that are usually hung up). The beds were extremely soft, which I do not like. The firmer the better, I say. The room had a nice ~42" HDTV with a smaller-than-average number of channels, about half of which were in HD. External SD & HD jacks were available for one to plug in their game console/portable DVD player, but we did not use them. The staff was all friendly and pleasant. The pool, hot tub and exercise room were all adjacent. They were all very clean and enjoyable, although the hot tub temperature was hotter than average and almost uncomfortable to be in. The pool/hot tub were in a larger carpeted room, which helped to keep the noise level down. Internet in the room was not free ($10/day; $26 for 3 days) and to add insult to injury, it was very slow as well. I should have asked for at least a partial refund, but I didn't. Parking is $11/day ($16/day valet) but it appears to have been forgotten on our final bill (please no one tell! :). There was room service but that was also predictably expensive and we did not take advantage of it. The hotel is right downtown next to a great pedestrian mall with shops, restaurants and children's play area. If you don't mind paying for all the extras and like soft fluffy beds, this is the hotel for you.
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Quality: Very goodFacilities: Very goodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
My family stayed here 1 night. The hotel is very old, and the interior rooms have not been renovated recently, if ever. My room door had to be pushed very hard to shut properly (my petite wife did not have the strength to get the door latched). The in-room internet was very slow, almost to the point of being unusable. The in-room AC unit was on the loud side. On the plus side, the pool was open and working well (it was as warm as bathwater), the staff was very friendly, and the room was very clean, which may be the most important aspect of a hotel stay. The beds were firm, which is my preference. There was a ~40" HDTV in the room which was nice to have as well. The breakfast was pretty good, which included scrambled eggs and biscuits and gravy - although I was hoping for plain breakfast meat as opposed to the gravy. It has very easy access to the freeway (I-70) and there are numerous restaurants close by. Price was decent - $80 before tax I believe. I need a decent internet connection when I am on the road so that is the deal-breaker here - I would probably not stay here again.
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Quality: GoodFacilities: GoodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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I wanted to make sure the pool/hot tub were functional (my daughter was really looking forward to swimming), so I called ahead about 2 hours before arrival. Definitely yes, I was told, that the pool and hot tub were working and open. When we arrived, the hot tub was broken and the pool was so full of cleaning chemicals that you could not see the bottom. Needless to say, I was not happy. Either they lied to me or the person at the front desk was completely ignorant of the state of the pool, just across the hall from the front desk. The hotel is very old and has not been renovated in years, if ever. The room was mostly clean, and everything in the room worked. (In-room furniture was very old and the door of my bathroom had small holes in it.) The "free hot breakfast" in the morning was fair. (The coffee unfortunately was typical bad hotel coffee.) On the plus side, the staff was very friendly and helpful while there, and apologetic for the bad swimming experience. Also, the internet service was very fast. I would definitely not recommend staying here.
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Quality: Poor to fairFacilities: Poor to fairService: Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago