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I thought this house was quirky from the outside -- inside, it's even weirder.  It has 7 bedrooms (!) and is listed as having 3 bathrooms.  However, it really only has 2.  The first bathroom is pretty standard, but the other is what really makes this house special. 

Look at photo 18 -- it's essentially one long hallway.  At each end is a little closet with a toilet in it.  In between is a large tub and a separate shower.  And on the opposite side of the room is a row of SEVEN SINKS!  Eh, who needs privacy?  I wish I knew the story here...

The kitchen has dual sinks and dual dishwashers.  And yet, it only has a single washer and dryer.  How's that going to work out if that many people live there?  And how huge does the water heater have to be?

(More pictures of the interesting bedrooms at http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3845-Madeira-Way_Livermore_CA_94550_M12223-56377).
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Thank you +Kevin Athey and +Craig Ulmer for enlightening me.  I agree that the pool was a horrible idea.
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One of my Kickstarter projects recently sent out a Pledge Manager (on the company's website), and the email actually included my password for the site!  Seriously, I thought that the world has generally know for at least a decade that it's a stupidly poor security practice.

I posted a complaint in the project's comments, and then found a contact address on their website and sent them a message.  When I checked my email later, I had two responses from the self-described "Web Guy".  One said "wow, you really posted that live in our public comment section", and the other essentially said "we don't store any credit card data, so it's no big deal because of (unsatisfactory explanation), but maybe I'll get around to fixing it some day".  Danger -- my opinion of your company falling fast....  (And that's without commenting on typos...)

About two hours later, I got an email from the president of the company with a much better response: "Thank you for telling us.  We were shocked that it sent out passwords.  We've isolated the issue and corrected it.  If you ever see any issues with our website or products, please let me know."

Clearly, company president is much better at this, and needs to counsel Web Guy on his response.
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Okay, I need a vote on this one. Which of the nine levels of hell was I in this morning? When I spent what felt like an eternity...


Helping


Eight


Kindergarteners


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To


Weave.


I'm pretty sure it was at least the fifth level of my own personal hell. There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth, but at least nobody started to cry this time. The only thing that could have made it worse would be to add glitter, which would have taken it straight to level nine.
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My employer keeps track of our "service ranking" which is ordered by the length of time working here, and is updated weekly.  I've been tracking and plotting it for awhile to watch it change over time.  But today's finding is kind of spooky...

Today, my service ranking is 5544 out of 10182.  But when you do the math, 5544/10182 = 54.45%.  And what is today's date?  5/4, of course!

[Note: Re-posted to add an image.  G+ will let you edit a post, but not add an image...]
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After I told my 7yo that she’d left her book outside, my 5yo started to lecture her about taking care of her books.  A while later, he said this:  “When I grow up, I don’t want to be an emergency [worker].  I’m going to be a book scientist, and tell people not to leave their books outside.”

#kidquotes  
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LOL smart kid :)
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Really cute piece, other than Spidey's eyes being upside down. Just don't read the comments, because there are people throwing spoilers like candy in a parade.
 
#Spiderman  can finally play with his fellows in #Avengers  as he is set to appear in the highly anticipated #Marvel  venture #CaptainAmerica   #CivilWar   #Cap3  .. and while the wait is too long, you can enjoy this very cute expression of Spiderman's joy!
#Loki   #Thor   #Hulk   #BlackWidow   #HawkEye   #IronMan  
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What is this strange stuff falling from the sky?  It almost seems like water, but who ever heard of water falling from the sky?  That's crazy talk!
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Sorry, I seem to have gotten something in my eye...
The man behind Big Bird shared an emotional story about how he brought joy to a dying fan in the final moments of his young life. Caroll Spinney, who most of the world knows by his "Sesame Street" alter ego, hosted an 'ask me anything' interview on Reddit this afternoon while promoting a...
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In case you've ever wondered what happens to a book that somehow ends up in the laundry...
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Hey, +Livermore Rocks!, go check out +La Original Paleteria y Neveria - Ice Cream, Antojitos, Paletas downtown near El Charro -- fantastic ice cream in exotic flavors (guava, coconut, pineapple, mango, avocado...).

Also, Ramirez Market (aka Maple Market) next door has great guacamole and pico de gallo.  It's our go-to place for tortilla chips and corn tortillas (La Finca). 
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Thanks Steven, we will definitely check it out...
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Happy Free Comic Book Day!

I just got me free comics, and next I'm headed to a Star Wars Day event at the library. Later today will be Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Free Comic Book Day 2015! Saturday May 2nd! Celebrate and discover the amazing world of comic books on Free Comic Book Day! Taking place annually on the first Saturday in May, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the ...
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I tried La Original for the first time last week -- and have been back twice since then for delicious ice cream. The first thing I noticed was the array of flavors you won't find at Baskin Robbins -- flavors like guava, corn, avocado, pecan, tamarind, guanabana (soursop), zapote, prickly pear, "Mexican snack", and others that I've never heard of and can't remember. They also have more "mainstream" fruit flavors like mango, pineapple, coconut, and strawberry, plus a few "traditional" flavors like chocolate, vanilla, pistachio, and cookies and cream. On my first visit, I got a scoop each of mango (which could be dairy-based or water-based) and guava, and was really impressed with the flavor. My wife commented on their texture, saying that they were fibrous -- so you know they're made from real fruit! We've loved almost everything we've had there -- the lone exception being the cookies & cream, which was okay, but couldn't compare to the great fruit-based options. The prices are excellent for the quality (real fruit, remember) and size of what you get -- a single (huge) scoop in a waffle cone is around $2.50 if I recall correctly. They also have other things on their menu, including aguas frescas, paletas (popsicles) and some snacks (a bag of chips with various toppings?). The staff is friendly and helpful.
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I'd give 2.5 stars if I could. Since I can't, unfortunately, I think I need to round down. My family ate here during the long drive between Utah and California. We were looking for something fairly quick (still a long drive ahead of us!), something that wasn't burgers or other typical fast food, and preferably something locally-owned. On the plus side, the service was very fast, and we got a lot of food for our money. We got three family meals, and I expected a little bowl of soup with each -- instead, we got a larger container, probably a pint with each. A lot of food for the money. Quantity-wise, we probably could have fed everybody (2 adults and three kids, ages 7, 5, and 2) with just two meals. The hot and sour soup was very good. I don't usually care for sweet & sour chicken, but my daughter insisted, and the chicken itself was very good, but had WAY too much sauce. We received another plateful (!) of the sauce to dip our eggrolls and crab rangoons in. On the negative side, the service was fast -- but unfortunately, not great. The lady helping us was friendly, but had a really hard time understanding that we were going to feed our family of 5 with 3 family meals -- meaning that we needed extra bowls and plates. And we had to ask repeatedly for more things before we eventually got what we needed. Furthermore, the other food wasn't so good. The beef with broccoli tasted pretty fishy, and my kids wouldn't eat it -- even the ones who love broccoli. We also got the spicy "shredded pork in Szechuan sauce" -- which was more like "sliced pork" and seemed like half of the dish was celery, with a lot of green pepper and a little pork. I really wanted to rate this place a little higher, figuring that my experience was probably ruined a bit by cranky kids (the 7yo in particular), and thought about rounding my 2.5 stars up to 3. However, given that food is supposed to taste even better when you're really hungry (which we were), and we still found it to be mediocre, makes me round it down. If we lived in Sparks then we might give it another try, but since we only stop in a time or two per year on our way through, I'm pretty sure we'll find other places to try. Sorry, Egg Roll King.
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