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Melissa Young
Works at Gannett Company
Attended University of Florida
Lives in Herndon, VA
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On being "...femininely badass as fuck because I'm not a 'Do Nothin' Bitch.'"
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As someone who hangs on to too much stuff, I need to be better about this. I got rid of a lot of things when I moved recently, but I know I can do better... 

And I believe this. I loved living out of a backpack for two weeks in Japan and staying in tiny rooms with minimal possessions and furnishings. Life was so much easier. So, I buy into the hype. 
Our editor tested Marie Kondo’s Japanese art of tidying on her crazy...
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I need these dice in my life. Now. /backed.

(h/t +John Stavropoulos)
D.LINK STUDIO LLC is raising funds for Space Roller: The futuristic dice for your Sci-Fi games on Kickstarter! The perfect dice that cultivates your mood for futuristic RPG games like Dreadball, Star Trek or just simply roll it for fun!
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Thanks. Grabbed a few for xmas gifts.
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"...one cowboy coder’s bad decisions can cripple you — maybe immediately, or maybe next year, when you suddenly discover that your organization has quietly racked up so much technical debt that it has become the software equivalent of Greece."
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This works.

When I was a CIO, I would rotate programmers through various projects. So programmer/team A, B, & C would work on their respective projects for three or four months. Then I'd rotate A -› B and they'd have a week or so of together time for explanation, etc. Then B -› C and the same thing. And C -› A.

This worked very well and kept a best practices approach to our coding at all times. Everyone was more confident in writing single purpose functions/routines that were used by everyone on every project on every platform. The quality of all code was very high, and the incident of after rollout issues was usually one or two very minor things that could be fixed in a few minutes.

Of course, these coders worked in their own space, apart from the rest of the company HQ personnel. They each had a huge amount of double or triple cube space with 6' high walls to isolate them from each other. They arranged the room layout to their liking and that flowed depending on the projects they were working on. Sometimes they came together, sometime they walled each other off completely.

Also, I had open accounts at all the book stores (we still had them in the '90s) for all the programming staff. If they wanted something, they just went and got it. No questions asked. Same with tech conferences and hardware. (They always had the latest toys.)

I mainly saw my job as a facilitator to making their job easier by providing the environment, tools, and training to get the best result for the money. The department more than paid for itself every year I was at that company.
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Anyone up for a game? Heh.
The are over 13,000 Magic: The Gathering cards, each of which fits uniquely into an incredibly rich, decades-old world of lore, rules, tokens, and tournaments. It takes years to master the game, and even then a new set of cards comes every few months to shake things up. That's why it's wonderful to see what kinds of innovation and oddity a days old artificial intelligence can come up with. I'm sorry..What does morph do again? MTGSalvation user Ta...
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I have my deck sitting waiting think I'll need to read the instructions again though it has been a while!
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Elon Musk says SpaceX has pinned down what probably caused the company's rocket to explode minutes after liftoff.
After reviewing data from the failed mission to the International Space Station, Musk says it looks like a two-foot-long metal bar called a strut failed.
Read more: http://cnnmon.ie/1MgHa0a
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::drool::
The Sultan is a dedicated gaming table with your choice of wood (walnut, maple or cherry), clear finish, 34 3/4'' overall height, choice of configuration, 6-10 player stations, drawers, a special 3 7/8'' game vault depth, white vault floor & acrylic layer
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Ohhh wow!!! I want one!
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Wow. This is well done. Kudos, +New York Magazine.
One by one, they came forward, finding safety in their staggering number and a world that was finally ready to believe them.
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This is an interesting article.  I distinctly a time in 1st grade when I "did the math" at how long I was going to be in school.  The idea was DAUNTING and I thought that it'd never be over.  

Fast-forward a bit (at 25) and I still reflect on how short my college years were and, at times, wish for those days to have been longer.  

Fast-forward a bit more (at 33) and I am working in at a job that requires me to think 5-10 years ahead all the time.  Now, that seems like a small chunk of time in the overall scheme of things.  

This article goes a great job in articulating what the effect is like.
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A million times, this. 
Here's the deadly results when people say things about science without actually looking at science.
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You know what's great for interval training? Babies. Especially two of them. Returned to my treadmill for the first time since being 12 weeks pregnant with the ‪#‎Younglings‬.

Today's workout:

- Run .25 mile
- Feed hangry #Younglings
- Walk .25 mile while burping Iselle on treadmill
- Put diapers to wash 
- Walk .25 mile while burping Elena on treadmill
- Run .25 mile
- Return MIA nummies to #Younglings
- 25 sit-ups
- Put diapers to dry
- 30 minute milk pump session @ 20 calories per ounce
- Rest

Thankfully, the #Younglings find the treadmill fun.
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I am inspired now! No more excuses for me!
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A story worth reading. 

(h/t +John Stavropoulos)
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Like most companies, Google wants to publicly appear to "do the right thing".
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Web Developer
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  • Gannett Company
    Developer, 2013 - present
  • Fayetteville Publishing Company
    Senior Online Developer, 2011 - 2013
  • Fayetteville Publishing Company
    Web Designer/Developer, Journalist, Tech Blogger, 2008 - 2011
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Herndon, VA
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Fayetteville, NC - Houston, Texas - Alvin, TX - Gainesville, FL - Miami, FL
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Web developer / designer. Tech evangelist / gamer. Martial artist / knitter.
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Web developer and designer. Tech evangelist and gamer. Martial artist and knitter. Former journalist and lover of cinnamon, cereal, fantasy, anime and Sci-Fi. Texan.
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  • University of Florida
    B.S., Journalism; B.A., English, 2004 - 2008
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Melissa Garcia