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8yo took some #memice from the yard, put it in a glass baking dish in the kitchen, propped it on some Lego bricks, stuck a camera under it, and took pictures every 2 minutes for three hours. This is the result : https://i.imgur.com/xYcxQDg.gif

Fun! We might try again. :)
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I fixed something real without destroying it! Yay!

https://imgur.com/a/fU5ef
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Cool man! Thanks!!
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When I manually merge and all the tests still pass: https://i.imgur.com/snp2nRi.gif
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Yeah I can picture you doing this actually.  Seems legit.
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I'm going to Memphis .NET User Group tonight. Group discussion on recent changes in Microsoft and with .NET -- really looking forward to it, as SO MUCH is going on.

Click link for time/location details.

http://www.meetup.com/memphis-technology-user-groups/events/219312274/
This month, Brian Swanson will lead a GROUP DISCUSSION on the recent changes and coming changes in .Net and at Microsoft in general and how they affect our development.
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If you're developing software and you know who Uncle Bob is (how's THAT for redundant?), I recommend this video.

Two of my favorite Uncle Bob quotes in the video:

"I felt the power of making the machine do my bidding precisely, and I was a programmer right from that moment on. I devoured books. I was a 12-year-old without a computer, so I'd write the programs by hand and execute them in my mind."

and

"My first knee-jerk reaction to TDD was negative."

Thanks to +Joe Ferguson for sharing this video in the #memtech  IRC. I really enjoyed watching it, and I hope you do, too.

P.S. I listened to the last 20 minutes at double speed, and it was plenty consumable at that speed, but I enjoyed it more at normal speed. So don't be unduly intimidated by an hour's runtime. Speed it up if it means the difference between watching it and not watching it. In fact, you needn't /watch/ it at all... just listen.
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Watching a bunch of small kids learn to ice skate may be one of the most adorable and entertaining things I've seen.
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It's difficult for me. Stirs up too many painful memories.
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When my best merge efforts leave compile errors. http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/grf.gif
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TIL if you're going to add two-factor auth to one of your financial accounts, don't forget to tell Mint, or you might receive unending auth code spam to your handset every four hours.
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If your ASP.NET MVC Bootstrap page is rendering in a strange, almost-but-not-quite-right mobile way despite your being in a desktop version of IE:

Change the client if you can (not recommended):

http://stackoverflow.com/a/10247465/116895

Better yet, change IIS (for your webapp only, in your Web.Config):

http://stackoverflow.com/a/5887546/116895
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Memphis folks! It's the Meetup RSVP link for GiveCamp Memphis 2015!  Feb 20-22!

http://www.meetup.com/memphis-technology-user-groups/events/220031441/

Please take a moment and put this on your calendar. If you'd like to learn more about GiveCamp Memphis, here's the site:

http://givecampmemphis.org/

This is our fourth event in Memphis, and it's ALWAYS a great time. It's VERY satisfying work, and you SHOULD join us if you're prepared to do good work for good, local charities. Can't wait!!
GiveCamp is a weekend-long event where technology professionals from designers, developers and database administrators to marketers and web strategists donate their time to provide solutions for non-profit organizations.
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I like it when my knowing one quality person results in my meeting another quality person. I REALLY like that.
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I think he's talking about me.
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I love moments when I don't have to think so hard while writing production code. I love just writing code to a pre-prepared script. Test-driven development enables those moments.
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