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Mitchell Allen
Worked at Morpho Designs
Attended J. R. Masterman
Lives in Virginia, USA
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Someone Said "Ask and..." Anyway, this post by +Mitch Mitchell is very interesting. And, before you ask, this is not a re-incarnation piece! (You'll have to read the post to understand that...)
My quest to become a top 50 blogger begins now.
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Thanks for sharing Mitch. And yes, that's not a picture of me lol
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People say the darnedest things:

DIY.StackExchange Question: Caulk or Grout the Base of a Toilet?

Answer from DMoore:

NEITHER !!!

I don't care what code says. I have had 40+ houses inspected the past 15 years, never caulked one toilet, never had one inspector ask me to. I have had a few point it out and say they don't either but that is it.

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caulk or grout does not stabilize your toilet. A flat surface does this. If your surface is not flat there are things you can buy to help under the toilet. Using grout to do this is ludicrous. It will eventually fail and be a mess in your bathroom. This is really half-assed

my first issue with caulk is that it would hide small leaks. I want to know right away if human waste was leaking into my house - don't care if it is a few drops a month. To me this is more than enough reason to never do it.

but then point number two is how do you expect your caulk to look after 6 months in your bathroom. Better buy yellow caulk. There is nothing worse than having guests over using your guest bathroom that your kids use seeing pee pee caulk.

There are some dumb codes in the book, some dumber than this one. No decent inspector would ever enforce crap like this as he wouldn't enforce the 50 other dumb codes in the book. I remember asking the last inspector that pointed it out, "Would I caulk it if the bathroom was carpet?" He says, "Who would carpet a bathroom?" I say, "Who would caulk a toilet?"
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Kick your Monday Morning blues to the curb! When you get the right answer, that is ...
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Before you crunch your numbers, you may want to slice them! +Mynda Treacy shows you how ...
How to use Excel Slicer selection in formulas to control charts and tables. Download the workbook and follow along.
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Sunday Giggle II: "Was this a language problem? Or said to impress? A quick Google search, while he nipped to the loo, told her all she needed to know. Chicken Soup ice cream was a delicacy in the town of Unwahrsheinlichort. The recipe was simple: frozen chicken vomit. At weddings, the bridegroom fed it to the bride with a hand-carved Elk tusk."
- Petra McQueen, Third Prize
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To which the prosecutor is sure to cry, "Fowl!"
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Funny and true: "Having your own domain name system may sound exciting, but I'm sure you've already guessed the problems associated with this. Firstly, the fact that you have to set up multiple computers all over the world just to match the names in your system to numeric addresses already points to the cost involved. This is not an undertaking for someone trying to save $10."
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Can I be my own domain name registrar? Can I create my own domain name system so that I do not need to pay a domain registrar?
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Some irreverent drivel about time travel, twins and a movie starlet, inspired by the 10 random words of this week's Creative Copy Challenge.

Don't say I didn't warn you ...
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Monday Giggle: "I’m obviously writing insert gasp in my second language, which is not an excuse.  I think if you choose to be stupid enough to create something in your second language, you need to be sure that your comprehension of that language falls within a category that is legit enough as to not offend the people of England.  The rest of the world doesn’t really matter so much, for their English sucks as much as mine."
-@pieterk515 on his delightful blog
As a South African I was born into a reality where we are fortunate to learn two languages.  From a very early age.  English is for most of us, the second one.  My mother tongue is Afrikaans, which...
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Sunday Giggle: "[T]he smart guys in Amazon knew that age of print media was over, and it’s only matter of time until everyone stops printing altogether. Later in 2010 for the first time in history more paper has been consumed for toilet papers than newspapers in the US."
- Pooria Asterkay
Pooria introduces you to the revolutionary book publishing application Press Books that is completely Free and built on WordPress.
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  • J. R. Masterman
    1979
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Male
Story
Tagline
"Be the fisher, not the bait."
Introduction
"I had to choose between being the funny dad or the creative dad.
However, when I stepped into the plasma, I tripped over a rollerskate.
The result was a mad scientist who cackles a lot."

You'll see this quirky bio all over the web. I like to have fun. If you like to have fun, too, check out my Virtual Dinner Party and other goodies.

Bragging rights
Have never been mugged in an alley...mostly because I stopped walking through them.
Work
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Conscious Creator.
Employment
  • Morpho Designs
    Gordonsville, VA
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Virginia, USA