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Thorne Melcher
Works 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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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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  • DomiNations
  • Clash of Clans
  • 2048
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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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Friends, Dating, A relationship, Networking
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Single
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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
en.wikipedia.org

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

Sylvane Inc.
plus.google.com

Better air begins with knowledge

Complete list of downloadable songs for the Rock Band series - Wikipedia...
en.wikipedia.org

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
market.android.com

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

One of the best dining experiences in Georgia. The ambiance and the food are both superb and it makes a great place for a one-on-one romantic meal. The dishes may be rather simple in selection--spinach dip, au jus sandwiches, etc.--but they are all done with a polish and a finesse that goes far and above most other restaurants.
Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Worst bank branch I have ever used. I waited for over 45 minutes just for them to get me an official document stating the wire instructions for the account. They wound up giving me instructions for ACH transfers instead, despite saying I needed one for wire transfers on multiple occasions. My experience at this branch has me tempted to switch away from using BoA the service was so abysmally, horribly bad.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
A great place for an inexpensive meal! I was taking a 2-day driving class in the same strip mall, and I enjoyed it so much trying it the first day that I was excited to come back the second. The steak they use is better than the other cheesesteak places in Atlanta I've tried.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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 year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Clean shop, friendly staff. Seems that the few other reviews have focused on price or the staff. The latter are just crazy (the people in there are SO friendly, maybe they were just really busy?) and the former don't realize their prices are pretty typical for the nicer, cleaner shops like that. They're a little out of the way compared to a lot of what's in the Atlanta metro area, but it certainly seems to be best place I've gone to in the north OTP area.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
These classes, no matter where you take them, are mostly a waste of time, since they all use the same super easy, lowest common denominator, state-provided course materials, but at least at A-1, everyone seemed friendly, the facilities were clean, and the experience was, overall, as pleasant as something like this could be. I took the defensive driving class with Harry, an older gentleman that was really nice and had a good sense of humor.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year 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 - a year ago
reviewed a year ago