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Thorne Melcher
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Attended Emory University
Lives in Atlanta, GA
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I really should use G+ more. I still to this day wish it would supplant Facebook, but I'm not doing my part to make that a reality.
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Exciting quarter for digital marketing – read @IgnitionOne’s Q4 report to learn more http://bit.ly/1bRhMYI
IgnitionOne's new report covering trends across digital marketing reveals positive growth for digital marketing. Product listing ads (PLAs) represented a significant area of growth in the final qua...
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Just wish I didn't have to wait that long...
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I love mine, they just need to hurry up and get broader app support. I want to be able to use these as true Plex clients. Tab casting the Plex web player doesn't count.
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The geek version of Chinese water torture.
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Definitely found it helpful. I have a heating furnace with a similar design to this one and had no idea what I was doing beyond making sure I couldn't smell gas. Had my heat back on within minutes of watching.

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Definitely don't play Jenga with me!
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Great UX point.
 
Imagine if every time you swiped a credit card and it didn't work for whatever reason, the money was just lost. I think you would get angry pretty quick. I certainly would.

So why are we accepting applications where user input is dropped on the floor when there's a network problem. Drastic analogy with the money? Maybe. But when you type a paragraph or two into a tiny little phone, press send, and see "Request failed" with your hard-thought words abandoned I bet you get pretty angry.

I'm looking at you every Reddit app ever...

I don't care how you do it. I don't care what library you use. User input is gold. Treat it as such.

Square has Tape. Path has a priority job queue. The support library has AtomicFile. The OS has SharedPreferences and sqlite. Do it on the main thread for all I care. Just persist the damn data somewhere.

The state of affairs is so absolutely terrible that I actually don't even care if you persist it. Just pop the original dialog or text field with my data still in tact so that I can retry. Sure you look like a mediocre app, but at least you're not an abysmal app that hates its users. At this point, I'm happy to do your job and retry the request myself.

Publicly shame apps that discard user input.
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Today's Google doodle is honoring a hero of mine, Grace Hopper, a woman who was one of the pioneers of computer science.
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Every time I see the title of the 00s anime series, "The Big O," I think, "Ahh, yes, an entire series dedicated to measuring the efficiency of software algorithms."
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Software Engineer
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PHP, Javascript/jQuery, Java, C#, (My)?SQL(ite)?, RegEx, creative writing
Employment
  • IgnitionOne
    Software Engineer, present
  • Sylvane Inc.
    Software Engineer, 2012 - 2013
  • Late Fringe Inc.
    Software Engineer, 2011 - 2012
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Atlanta, GA
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Sandy Springs, GA - Marietta, GA - Decatur, GA - Akashi, Japan - Chattanooga, TN
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Software engineer, video game junkie, and music lover.
Introduction
I'm one of those people both hard to sum up and horrible at summing themselves up.

My biggest interests are software engineering, technology in general, philosophy, creative writing, and entertainment media in general (books, music, video games, films, shows). But music especially, even though I'm not especially great at making it.

I'm an atheist, though my views can better be defined by what philosophies have influenced me, primarily existentialism (Nietzsche in particular) as well as David Hume's writings. These also have a strong influence on my political views (which are based on pragmatism and left-libertarianism).

I genuinely love programming as well as learning new things, which I suppose makes me a huge geek, but as people who know me well will say, I'm definitely the work hard, play hard sort of type. I do know how to have fun.
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I'm a ridiculously awesome coder
Education
  • Emory University
    Philosophy, 2006 - 2009
  • Baylor School
    2000 - 2006
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One of the better Asian supermarkets around. They have an extensive collection of groceries from Japan and Korea and ingredients that are difficult to find in more mainstream grocery stores. As an added plus, they have a food court in the front of the store that offers a perfect place to grab lunch before you shop (or for takeout after!)
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Top Spice is, simply put, one of my favorite restaurants. They offer both delivery and dine-in, with a dining room that is miles ahead of your typical delivery place. The food is absolutely superb. They have some of the best fried rice and pad thai I've ever eaten, but more importantly, all of their wide variety of curries are sublime. I can't go more than a few weeks without eating Top Spice I love it so much. There is simply no better choice for Thai food in the area.
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Honest, helpful mechanics that will go out of their way to help you understand the issues with your car. I know several people who swear by these guys. They also have one of the cleanest, nicest waiting rooms of any mechanic I have ever seen. Impeccable service all around.
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Katana is the best teppanyaki I've ever had, bar none, beating places like Benihana by a mile. While the menu is a bit pricey, the quality of the food, service, and atmosphere more than makes up for it. The sushi is also very good, though I've had just as good from cheaper places around town. The teppanyaki is the real draw for me. The plating, something ignored at most restaurants, is gorgeous, akin to the style of chefs like Morimoto. This is definitely a restaurant that all Japanese food fans must visit.
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A pretty good fast casual dining experience. I've never seen it as packed as some of the other reviewers state, but I guess I'm just going at different times or days of the week. It's usually pretty vacant when I go. It's become one of my traditions before I go to see movies in the nearby North Dekalb Mall. The staff has always treated me with more kindness and professionalism than most employees at places like that, and the food is always cooked perfectly. They also have a Coke Freestyle machine, unlike some locations, which is also an added plus. All in all, as far as fast casual places go, this is a great choice.
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The real strengths of this place are its affordability and location. Do not expect to be wowed by this or any other Days Inn. But if you want a cheap, clean place convenient to places like Universal and Sea World, this place is a sure bet. The beds were a little firm, but other than that, I was very happy with my stay given the type of hotel it is. The attached 24 hour IHOP that this, like many Days Inns, have is always a nice plus too, since it offers a lot of convenience without more expensive alternatives like room service. There's also a fairly nice pool that's perfect for cooling off in the Orlando weather.
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reviewed a month ago
I had the pleasure of seeing a symphonic performance here during a visit to Orlando, and I was extremely impressed with the venue. The architecture is downright gorgeous, the staff extremely friendly, and the acoustics perfect. The entire facility was very clean, and parking in the surrounding areas was more than adequate to support the sold out show I attended. Though I live six hours away, I will certain look for excuses to make a return visit to this wonderful center.
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