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Thorne Melcher
Worked at IgnitionOne
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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C#, PHP, Javascript/jQuery/Angular/Knockout, Java, (My)?SQL(ite)? (Server)?, RegEx, creative writing
Employment
  • IgnitionOne
    Software Engineer, 2014 - 2015
  • Sylvane Inc.
    Software Engineer, 2012 - 2013
  • Late Fringe Inc.
    Software Engineer, 2011 - 2012
  • Top of Mind Networks
    Senior Software Engineer, 2015 - 2015
  • MapLarge
    Senior Software Engineer, 2015 - 2016
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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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DJ Mister Cee resigned from radio station Hot 97 after a video was posted of him allegedly soliciting sex from a cross-dressing video-blogge

Rooting (Android OS) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Rooting (Android OS). From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to: navigation, search. Phones like the Galaxy Nexus, part of the Google N

Sylvane Inc.
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Better air begins with knowledge

Complete list of downloadable songs for the Rock Band series - Wikipedia...
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The Rock Band series of music video games supports downloadable songs for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii versions through the consoles

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Official Wikipedia App for Android. Wikipedia is the free encyclopedia containing more than 20 million articles in 280 languages, and is the

Portdusk, Inc.
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Software Developer with emphasis on Android

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The web home of Dodd, an up and coming new piece of media software.

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Cross platform game library for N≥4 platforms

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The plot of 30 Rock revolves around the cast and crew of the fictional sketch comedy series TGS with Tracy Jordan (originally called The Gir

Lights Off Pro
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Our take on a classic handheld electronic game. Click on lights to turn them out, but the lights to the four cardinal directions around them

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Are you a Sudoku addict? Or even just starting to play the game? Zen Sudoku brings a plethora of Sudoku puzzles to Android in a form optimze

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Turns your phone into an accurate ruler, with both inches and centimeters! Allows for scrolling down up to the 100 cm mark, making it a "met

I have gotten two tattoos here, and this is definitely a shining example of how tattoo shops should be run. Everyone is exceptionally helpful and friendly, the artists are both skilled and take all of the necessary sanitary cautions, and they go out their way to make sure clients are happy and comfortable.
Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
The kitchen closes several hours early. I drove 20 minutes out of the way to be turned away at the door.
Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
The best Italian in this price range you will find. Sure, you can go to La Grotta and spend twice (or more) as much, and I do that from time to time, but if you want an affordable, quality dining experience, there's no better place. The garlic rolls are superb, and their tomato sauce is some of the most flavorful I've ever eaten that properly balances seasonings (i.e. not just a ton of garlic, as much as I love it in everything). The waitstaff is always consistently friendly and helpful, and I will continue to frequent this establishment as long as I am able.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Worthwhile, affordable Japanese with a selection far beyond just sushi. I have visited many restaurants whose Japanese offerings, both sushi and otherwise, that impress me more, but Sushi Matsuya is less expensive and still provides good food. A friend also usually hosts a birthday party there, and the staff do a great job trying to make it a special occasion.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
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The Farmers Market eschews a lot of the glitz and glam of chain supermarket stores and instead focuses on providing quality, fresh ingredients and rock bottom prices. Most supermarkets shelves are stocked with things that spend awhile in the supply chain, whereas here you can find so many things that were harvested or produced in the past few days. There are fewer prepackaged things outside of staples like pasta and cheese--you won't find many premade meals--but if you're like me, this will encourage you to eat better, because you aren't getting wooed by selections that are crammed full of extra sugar. This is certainly the best option for grocery shopping if you live in the general area.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Eating at Golden Corral is definitely more about quantity than quality. A much beloved destination of my youth, I decided to try it again for the first time in years. I do not think the quality of the food declined, but my standards have certainly increased. The waitstaff were all exceptionally friendly and helpful, and the selection is wide, and for that, I will give it a lot of credit, but ultimately it's not a dining experience I would ever recommend to anyone.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Nice little store run by some friendly folks. They have a good selection of comics, old and new, which is a big draw too. The first time I went, having gotten used to McKay's in Chattanooga during my time there, I was admittedly a bit underwhelmed, but I have come to appreciate that this place does a great job with the space they have.
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reviewed 4 months ago