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TaskRabbit Engineer Stan R.

Meet the Team: Stan R.

Software Engineer Stan R. hails from New Orleans and, “unlike Lil Wayne,” he’ll be forever faithful to his hometown. His passions include using the Internet and simple design to empower communities, and keeping the TaskRabbit office stocked with Crystal hot sauce. Favorite Book: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card Favorite Movie: Urbanized Favorite TV Show: “Of all time? Seinfeld. Right now? Louie. Same thing, really.” Beverage of Choice: Naked Juice Dream Vacation: “A place with white sand, blue ocean, fabulous food, and no open-container laws.” Secret Addiction: “Sour Jacks. They’re like Sour Patch Kids, but way better. I’m deeply concerned that when Blockbuster inevitably ceases to be brick-and-mortar, there will be nowhere to get Sour Jacks. I may have to get a TaskRabbit to track them down for me.” Favorite Quote: “Stop bitching and start a revolution.” — Wulf Zendik Favorite Thing About TaskRabbit: “Collaboration. We have computers with two keyboards!”

Meet the TaskRabbit Team: Evan T.

A self-described nerd and Mexican Coke addict, Senior Systems Engineer Evan T. keeps our tech infrastructure in tip-top shape. Favorite Book: “That one Choose Your Own Adventure where I didn’t die a terrible death.” Favorite TV Show: The Simpsons Dream Vacation: “Mars, we’ll get there in my lifetime.” Favorite Game: Super Mario RPG (SNES; 1996) Favorite Task to Outsource: The delivery of Mexican Cokes. Favorite Place to Go in the Bay Area? House of Prime Rib Reason He Digs Line-Waiting Tasks: “Waiting in line went from wasting one person’s time to saving time for that person, and generating income for another.” Why He Loves TaskRabbit: “The team! Everyone here is truly passionate about helping people get things done.”

Meet the TaskRabbit Team: Steve H.

Born and raised in Oakland, Lead Developer for Business Services Steve H. loves everything East Bay. He enjoys snowboarding, hiking, coding, surfing, wakeboarding, and keeping the TaskRabbit kitchen stocked with homegrown tomatoes. Favorite Book: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card Favorite Movie: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Best Place Ever Visited: Riviera Maya Hobby: Snowboarding Beverage of Choice: Rye whiskey Favorite Game: Fez Favorite Quote: Nancy Astor: “Sir, if you were my husband, I would give you poison.” Churchill: “If I were your husband, I would take it.” Why He Loves TaskRabbit: “I love helping real people enrich their lives in a real way.”

A TaskRabbit Engineer Does Laundry Day: TaskRabbit vs. DIY vs. Wash & Fold

Every two weeks for the last year and a half, I’ve hired my favorite TaskRabbit to pick up two loads of laundry from my house, wash, dry, and fold them at her place, then return them to mine. It cost $25 per Task, and I never had to think about laundry.  It was awesome. Regina A. would even remind me when laundry day was coming so I’d never run out of clothes. Recently, Regina decided to take a short break from Tasking to focus on her new day job with the Oakland A’s. I knew I’d be able to find another amazing TaskRabbit, but was curious about how other methods of laundry would fit into my life. I decided to conduct some tests. Since I don’t have a machine in the old San Francisco Victorian I live in, I headed to my sister’s place. The laundering part went smoothly, but it took forever. I felt tethered to her place for several hours waiting for everything to finish; really annoying. During the next laundry cycle, I thought …