The modest two-story bungalow on State Line Road looks like the typical twenty something, post-college “share house.” The house is old; the decor is very basic. Like most homes to post-college grads, it’s furnished with second-hand furniture. Several fake leather recliners line the walls in the living room and a big oversized sectional couch sits in the corner, offering plenty of room for geeks with laptops to comfortably park themselves while writing code. A big white board on the wall displays the email addresses and Twitter handles of the many hackers who have stayed at the house or just passed through. In the adjacent room, which looks like it once served as a dining room, desks set up as work stations with Ethernet cables connected directly to Google Fiber line the walls. While there is a definite odor of mustiness from the aging and worn carpet throughout the house, it’s not the same spilled beer and stale cigarette smell you might expect in a house where up to five guys live at a time.
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