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Oliver took a spill and got a bloody nose when we were dropping stuff off at storage.  I had nothing but dry wipes to clean him up with.  They were of limited effectiveness.  I made sure to do my duty as a parent in modern age and snap a quick photo of my distressed child.
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Not to be outdone. See Elliot's pic.
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The new spoon is always better.
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I think this applies to more or less anything that follows any variant of 'People these days..."
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No Netflix?  No Hulu?  What is this, the dark ages?
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I don't know what magic this is, but it worked.  Thank you.  Now if my hotel's wireless wasn't so crappy...
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This is embarrassing.  I totally though Gnarls Barkley was a person.  Turns out it's two people, CeeLo Green and Brian Joseph Burton.
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We gone from having an enforced 'nap time' to just 'quiet time' for Oliver.   Sometimes one looks an awful lot like the other.
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Live concert at the Barnard house last Friday. Neel Peart wasn't available, so Oliver graciously agreed to sit in.
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Elliot tried rice cereal again last night.  He mostly just wanted to chew on the spoon.
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He is so cute!
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Perhaps you think I'm biased since I currently work for Google, but this is idiotic.  And I don't just mean throwing a brick in what should be a peaceful protest.  I mean the entire idea behind the protest.  It's classist and disgusting, and completely counter productive.

They are mad about high costs of living and have identified the people who can afford to live in San Fransisco as the cause.    What would be the solution then, ban 'a certain kind of person' from moving to San Fransisco?  Crash the tech economy so San Fransisco becomes a much less desirable place to live?

How about focusing a little anger on the people who are ACTUALLY at fault, i.e. the politicians and the people who have voted for incredibly restrictive land use and development policies that create an extreme shortage of housing in this area.

I live in San Jose, a half hour commute from Google on a good day.  I like where I live, but it's as close as I can afford.  There is literally not a house I could afford anywhere north or west of here and I work at google.  

This has nothing to do with the ability to provide more housing.  One of the things that I marveled at when I came to this area was how open and low density it is.  And this is coming from someone who lived in LA for many years.  The problem is not a lack of space to build new housing.  The problem is the people who are already there decided that they liked the the almost 'rural' character of their neighborhoods and made it extremely difficult for anyone to build high density housing there.

Parts of San Fransisco, while denser than the rest of the west bay has similar issues.  You know what would help the cost of living there?  Let developers build high rise apartments.  

But no, the people staging this kind of protest are EXACTLY the kind of people who would scream if any of their precious row houses were scheduled for demolition to put in a bunch of high rise apartments.

Cities don't become or stay great by holding onto a static view of what they should be.  The best cities in the world grew organically when a bunch of different people found a reason to settle there.

When you support anti development policies in places like San Fransisco and the bay area in general, you are playing right into the hands of the wealthy who don't mind paying 2 million dollars for a house and like their brown people (certain varieties excepted) far away except when said house needs to be cleaned or there are dishes to be washed.
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I think there's a whole spectrum between "having a preference (but doing nothing)" and "using the law or intimidation to make people conform".

Of course, vandalizing a Google bus is all kinds of stupid; and yes, I agree that this is exactly the same sort of conflict that bubbles up in any sudden immigration wave, and in cases like that is often tied in with racism and other ugly isms.

But I think the underlying feelings are real and valid, and worth far more consideration than "perhaps" some sympathy.  Whether realistically or not, people want the community whose character they found appealing to retain that character during their time there.  And when that's not the case, people want to have some voice in the changes that are occurring; and when they feel they don't, you get frustration bubbling out like this.

Of course it's reasonable to express anger about the demonstrations and disgust for the idiocy, but I hope you can also express sympathy with the underlying concern.  Your post did a fine job at the first two, and a terrible job at the third. ;)
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What is with the proliferation of extremely stupid password requirements?  Is this security theater?  A way to imply they've got good security without having to go to the trouble of creating good security?  The end result is I basically never use my password on sites I don't visit at least once a week.   I end up resetting my password.  EVERY. DAMN. TIME. 
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Agree Dustin. 15-20 character passwords are a pita especially when you have change them every 3-6 months. I use keeper but still a pisser
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