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Colin McMillen
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Whoever decided it was OK to allow 42°F weather in June: your meteorological privileges have been revoked.

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Perhaps the #Minnesota_Twins decided to bring Minnesota weather with them for their three-game set at Fenway?  It seems we exported winter to you guys this year so might as well bring spring as well. 
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Wow. "The root bridges, some of which are over a hundred feet long, take ten to fifteen years to become fully functional, but they're extraordinarily strong — strong enough that some of them can support the weight of 50 or more people at a time. In fact, because they are alive and still growing, the bridges actually gain strength over time — and some of the ancient root bridges used daily by the people of the villages around Cherrapunji may be well over 500 years old."
Centuries-old bridges, grown from tangled roots
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More photos from our sailing offsite a couple weeks ago.
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Macaroon?
Melon?
Moist Yellow Cake?
Mississippi Mud Pie?
Manchego Cheese?
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dawwww this is super cute.
 
"You hug family, mostly. And friends, once you get to know them pretty well. But you don't hug all close friends, because some people just aren't huggers. But... even non-hugging friends will probably hug you if you haven't seen them for a while"

Well, I wasn't paranoid about my greeting and goodbye style UNTIL I READ THIS DAMN COMIC. I blame +Hugo van der Merwe.
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So I thought this was cute, but at the same time I want to put in my $0.02 for promoting consent culture.  If you would like to hug someone, especially someone that you don't know very well, and you're not sure whether it's okay or if it's the right time to do so -- just ask them!  You can do this verbally (my preferred method) or you can do it non-verbally. Give the other person the opportunity to decline and be gracious if they do so.

The panel where the narrator is being grabbed and lifted off her feet by someone just made me wince. I've been hugged and had my hair touched by people I did not want touching me because they did not ask, offer, or otherwise give me a way to say no. (And since I"m a pretty small person, most people can come up and hug me and I really can't keep it from happening. It doesn't help that I present as femme.)

When someone I don't know touches me without my permission, it makes me feel like an object, not a person. Hugging can be a great greeting, just make sure that everyone is on board before you go glomping them.
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Om nom nom. #Boston
Almost everything sold at the new Boston Public Market will be produced or originate in New England.
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Thank you Captain Obvious

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And the cyclist was enlightened.
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Back in the 80's and 90's, when conversation about game design was first bubbling up out of our community of insecure practitioners, a few polarizing topics would arise again and again. You'll recognize them: The correct definition of 'game'; Narrative vs Mechanics; Randomness vs Skill ...
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  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Ph.D. Computer Science, 2003 - 2009
  • University of Minnesota
    B.S. Computer Science, 1999 - 2003
  • Robbinsdale Cooper High School
    1995 - 1999
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I proposed to my wife using obfuscated Perl code. My Erdős number is 4.
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    Staff Software Engineer, 2009 - present
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    Co-Founder, 2007 - 2009
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