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Thorne Melcher
Works at IgnitionOne
Attended Emory University
Lives in Sandy Springs, GA
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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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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 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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Sandy Springs, GA
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Marietta, GA - Decatur, GA - Atlanta, GA - Akashi, Japan - Chattanooga, TN
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Software engineer, video game junkie, and music lover.
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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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Breaking Down What DJ Mister Cee's Scandal Means - HuffPost Live
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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

Wikipedia - Apps on Android Market
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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

Dodd
www.doddapp.com

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

playn
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Cross platform game library for N≥4 platforms

30 Rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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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

Zen Sudoku - Apps on Android Market
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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

Hangman Attack - Apps on Android Market
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Based on the popular pen and paper game Hangman, this guessing game challenges players to figure out a hidden password before an innocent ma

Elementally
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Need a reference version of the Periodic Table of Elements on your phone? This interactive version gives you all the information you need at

MeterStick - Apps on Android Market
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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

TipCalc - Apps on Android Market
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An easy-to-use free utility designed to let you quickly find your desired tip. Provided free by Portdusk, Inc. -- we just hope you'll check

Great place for when you want good food in a fairly casual setting. There are some options for less-than-adventurous eaters, and everything I've tried on the menu has been delicious. I work in Midtown, but my coworkers and I sometimes drive out to Decatur just to grab lunch here. That's how much it's grown to become a favorite of ours.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
I've gotten several piercings here over the years. The service has always been consistently good, the staff friendly and helpful, and the protocols for things like sterilization thorough. I have never had anything but an extremely positive experience.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Great mechanics. Their staff is friendly and knowledgeable, their garage is super clean, and they go the extra mile to turn people into loyal customers, unlike a lot of mechanics that just look to make a quick buck. I'm going to be moving a few miles further away, but I plan on continuing to go back to VP because they seem to respect both my car and my wallet.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
I stopped by this place without checking out the reviews before, and I think perhaps they're trying to turn things around. I wasn't downright impressed or anything, but the store seemed clean and didn't have any of the weird odors people had complained about, and the sesame beef I ordered was pretty tasty. Maybe I got lucky, but I do feel like I got much better service than previous reviewers have suggested you will get.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
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Chose Shape Medical to get some laser hair removal done. They're definitely a bit swamped in terms of customers, but they still managed to get me an appointment fairly soon after I requested it. Everyone there was extremely polite and friendly, and the technician went out of her way to make sure that I would be as comfortable as possible through the procedure. I'm already starting to shed some hairs, and I've researched the laser they use -- it's one of the more effective ones on the market. I suggest people be a bit patient with the fact that their schedule is somewhat full. This seems to otherwise be an incredibly professional place for these sort of outpatient, elective medical procedures.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Having never owned a gun before and wanting to avoid continuing to rent firearms at the range (not to mention having one around for self-defense seemed appealing), I popped in here after work one day. The place was clean and well organized, and the two workers there were friendly, helpful, and professional. Prices were reasonable and in line with the manufacturer's suggested prices. I'm now the proud owner of a Glock and would definitely go back to B&B in the future for other firearms-related purchases.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
After buying my first three cars off of generic car lots, it was refreshing finally being at a point in my life where I could go to a "real," manufacturer-licensed dealership. They were able to put me in a barely used G37 with a lot of add-on features and a good warranty, and the two guys who spent a good amount of time working on my deal were really friendly and polite. I wound up having to wait for a couple of hours while they prepared paperwork, but they apologized profusely for it, explaining they had lost one of their finance guys recently, and at least they offer free, fairly fast WiFi. The other dealers I'd gone to were clearly just trying to cut a deal and never have to see me again, but at Nalley, they're trying to establish long-term relationships, encouraging me to call if I ever wanted to consult with someone about anything Infiniti-related, and promised that I would be well-treated when returning for any maintenance that my warranty covers, including oil changes. Bottom line: Nalley is part of one of the largest automotive chains in the country, and it's clear that they have a lot of resources that they're happy to use to your benefit if you're willing to get a warrantied car.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago