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Melissa Young
Works at Gannett Company
Attended University of Florida
Lives in Herndon, VA
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It's a sad day. I was a loyal, paying customer for years. 
Remember Grooveshark, that bootleggy version of Pandora that let you stream any song, in surprisingly high quality, for free? After nearly a decade of blatant copyright infringement, the site’s finally totally kaput.
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Yeah.  :(  I was totally in love with their service.  They actually got so many things right that many other services were not able to do.  It hurts to see even though I backed away a while back in expectation of this event.  
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The #Younglings are finally diapered in cloth! I was worried the wool soakers I knitted wouldn't fit because the girls are so tiny for now, but thankfully, I made the first few on the smaller side. 

So far, so good!
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Beautiful babies!  Oh, yea, I'm supposed to be noticing the soakers.  They are really nice, too!
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Happy NICU graduation day to Elena and Iselle! The #Younglings are home!
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And Elena and Iselle are the cutest babies in the whole world!!!
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The #Younglings are out of the isolettes and now in open cribs. Plus, they are both now well over 4 lbs. If they do well (maintain body temperature, take all of their feedings and pass a car seat test) they could be coming home in 48 hours! 
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So cute and yay!
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First tandem kangaroo care time with Daddy. 

Merp! My heart! 

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Ahhhh!!!
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Goodbye, Internet Explorer​. Hello, Microsoft​ Edge.
Microsoft first revealed its new browser plans back in January. Known as Project Spartan initially, Microsoft is revealing today that the company will use the Microsoft Edge name for its new...
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The #Younglings  are finally diapered in cloth! I was worried the wool soakers I knitted wouldn't fit because the girls are so tiny for now, but thankfully, I made the first few on the smaller side. 

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The #Younglings passed all of their tests last night with flying colors. That means today is NICU graduation day! In a few hours, they'll finally be coming home!
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Yay Younglings!!!  So glad they're coming home. :-)
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And the car seat challenge begins! T-minus 90 minutes! GoGo #SpaceBabies!

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Some friends are having twins, any advice on what I should give them (I'm too far to babysit, etc) as ~baby shower gift(s)?
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And herein lies the problem with the US using "short team disability" as a placeholder for real maternity leave: I am not disabled and can work (and have been working) since the day I was discharged from the hospital because my girls are still in the NICU and will be for a little while longer. I wanted to use my leave when the twins come home, so I can focus on taking care of them, but I'm not allowed to do that.

Instead, because of terrible policy, I'll lose weeks of time with my newborn premature twins.

Sure, I'm grateful I even have the option to get some sort of paid leave, since I know most women in the U.S. get NOTHING for maternity leave. Still, bad policy is still bad and infuriating, and I will call it out as such. 
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Aargh!  I hope you can find some solution to spend as much time as possible with the girls.  They need their momma and you need them.  (That and daycare for premies doesn't exist once they're out of the NICU until they're about 2...)

That's the problem with FMLA.... it's not paid, which is why most companies lump it in with your short-term disability knowing full well you won't take it if you aren't going to get paid for it... stupid rules.
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Coffee.. IN SPAAACE
In the early hours of what would be this morning for many of us, astronauts on the ISS reached out into space with a robotic arm and plucked the Drago...
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The SpaceX Falcon 9 made it's second attempt at landing on a barge and crashed. Here is a video analysis of the rocket, along with homework questions.
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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.
Education
  • University of Florida
    B.S., Journalism; B.A., English, 2004 - 2008
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