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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

I'm a friendly, non-dev, cisgender man from NC who enjoys playing music/making noise, eating veggies, and hanging out with my best friend/wife + our 2 cats + 1 dog. (he/him)

Location North Carolina Joined Joined on  Email address michael@forem.com github website twitter website

Education

BFA in Creative Writing

Work

Community Manager at DEV

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Welcome Thread - v130

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Welcome Thread - v130

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Welcome Thread - v130

Just wanted to say welcome to everyone new and not-so-new to ...

Finding new music on Spotify by aggregating the choices of tastemakers

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CodeLand 2021: Motivation & Career-Long Connections For Early-Career Devs

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Improving your DEV articles

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Please stop the forem app pop-up

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Please stop the forem app pop-up

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What was your win this week?

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What was your win this week?

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Welcome Thread - v125

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CodePen - Wibbly Wobbly SVG Jelly ✨

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How do you cross-post articles from your blog to DEV?

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Censorship on DEV Community 😢🀐

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Censorship on DEV Community 😢🀐

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DEV Community: How to Avoid Plagiarism

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Music for coding 🎧

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Welcome Thread - v121

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Welcome Thread - v121

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Content Creation Series: Intro

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My First Personal Site! πŸ“£

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Welcome Thread - v120

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Answer: Angular Material distinct mat-sort on multiple tables

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How to Make a DIY Raspberry Pi-based Podcasting Studio

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I've joined Forem!

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I drew a synthesizer with HTML & CSS

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What was your win LAST week?

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What I learned from my first screencast

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The incredible weight of being a trans woman in tech

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Welcome Thread - v117

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What was your win this week?

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7 Best Places to find Hackathons!πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»

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7 Best Places to find Hackathons!πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»

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Keep your posts consistent with a template.

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The 7 Most Popular DEV Posts from the Past Week

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Join us for #SheCoded 2021!

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9 ways to be kinder to trans people

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9 ways to be kinder to trans people

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5 ways to make money as a programmer in 2021

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How to get free Webhosting?

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A Visual Guide To: Sustainable Software Engineering

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Making Sustainable Websites

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Hello DEV community! I just joined the Forem team

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Preorder Vue.js 3 By Example Book

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DEV + Casey

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Announcing the New Relic Hack the Planet Contest!

Woot! This is such an awesome initiative for a hackathon. 🌱

Welcome Thread - v109

Best welcome thread GIF ever!

Rotten Apple

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8 Frontend Coding Ideas That Will Inspire You To Code

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What is Terraform? How to write Infrastructure as Code with Terraform

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HTML tags for SEO success

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How To Convert Base64 To Image In PHP

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Answer:

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I joined the Forem team!

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Flutter vs React Native performance benchmark

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Flutter vs React Native performance benchmark

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Jan 13: DEV Daily Discovery

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My 2020 in books

Heck yeah! That's a lotta reading and really appreciate the m...

Open-AI starts the year with a bang!!!

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Nerdtrition

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Software Engineering done rightβ€Šβ€”β€Š5 things I wish I knew as a Software Engineer (5 Part Series)

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ANΔ°MATΔ°ON TAB BAR

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My 2020 Year in Review

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🎸 + 🧠 = Mind-Controlled Guitar Effects

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The best Youtube Channel for Devs.😍😍

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facemask progress 2/n

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Live - Advent of Code

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2020 Year End Review

This a super cool reflective post! And wow, it puts into pers...

Ten Tips for How YOU Can Make Your Workplace Friendlier for Women

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My jeans tear down today due to extensive SITTING, what should I replace them with?

Haha, I have the same problem and to be honest, I haven't eve...

What was your win this week?

I got a Christmas tree and the cats haven't knocked it down.....

What was your win this week?

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What was your win this week?

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🀯 Boost Your Productivity 1000% With This One Weird Trick

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Everyone, support this dude's game!

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React UI Development with Storybook 6.0

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Community Moderation and Support on DEV

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Ways to Use Up Your Professional Development Budget

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How to claim your Hacktoberfest completion badge

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How to claim your Hacktoberfest completion badge

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How to claim your Hacktoberfest completion badge

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How to claim your Hacktoberfest completion badge

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How to claim your Hacktoberfest completion badge

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How to claim your Hacktoberfest completion badge

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How to claim your Hacktoberfest completion badge

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How to claim your Hacktoberfest completion badge

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How to claim your Hacktoberfest completion badge

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How to claim your Hacktoberfest completion badge

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How to claim your Hacktoberfest completion badge

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How to claim your Hacktoberfest completion badge

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How To Get a PlayStation 5 When It's Always Out of Stock

Can this be repurposed to follow product availability on othe...

My Streaming Setup So Far

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What is your Calendar πŸ“† for schedule with people's ?

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What is your Calendar πŸ“† for schedule with people's ?

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React UI Development with Storybook 6.0

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How do you cross-post articles from your blog to DEV?

Awesome addition, thanks for that added clarity, Ruan! And ...

Back to the future!!

I apparently once told my mom that I was going to invent a ri...

How do you cross-post articles from your blog to DEV?

I'm interested if anybody looking at this thread is using the...

How to Avoid Surprise AWS Bills

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https://stackoverflow.com/q/64911037/13606911

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How to get rid off hero banners on DEV.to

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ICE, Github, Tech & Politics

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create-react-app not creating src file.

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Developer world as a woman πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»

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Developer world as a woman πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»

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The LGBT+ Community and The Rights to Work

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The LGBT+ Community and The Rights to Work

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The LGBT+ Community and The Rights to Work

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What was your win this week?

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Welcoming Pat Hannon and Andy George to the Forem / DEV Team!

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What was your win this week?

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LAZY_LISTENER.exe

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Being a programmer... is pain

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What was your win this week?

Had a eureka! moment earlier as to how I'm going to COVID-saf...

October 30th, 2020: What did you learn this week?

I learned how to use a sampler! Been making beats. 🎧

Is Our Survey Biased Against Women?

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Please support the dev channel by subscribing

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Is Our Survey Biased Against Women?

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Do you have a standing desk? Which one?

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Hello DEV Community!

Heyo! Welcome to the team, Erin.

Techies in Nigeria Are Not Safe Again In The Hands of the Government

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100th Anniversary of the Theremin

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100th Anniversary of the Theremin

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100th Anniversary of the Theremin

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Do you have a standing desk? Which one?

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Happy International Sloth Day!

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Zero to Production in 15 minutes

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I’m Lisa Sy, a Product Designer at DEV/Forem - AMA

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What was your win this week?

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Welcome Thread - v94

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Hello, World!

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Welcome Thread - v94

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Hello, World!

Really awesome to have you on the team, Emiliano!

Contribute to Forem this Hacktoberfest!

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Hacktoberfest 2020 Help & Discussion Thread

Musical programming language?!?! 🀯 That sounds awesome!

Hactoberfest quick win!

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Your Hackathon Project NEEDs a Good Pretzel Necklace

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Your Hackathon Project NEEDs a Good Pretzel Necklace

While some may claim that "cellar door" is the most beautiful...

Someone Stole My DEV Article! How To Build a Python Script to Detect Stolen Content

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Someone Stole My DEV Article! How To Build a Python Script to Detect Stolen Content

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How I’m learning about APIs by building a Slackbot

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A Farewell Gift to my friend

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How I Switched Careers Into Tech With No Degree In My Mid 30's

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I Joined DEV πŸŽ‰

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Welcome Thread - v91

Hey there, hope you dig DEV!

Welcome Thread - v91

Heyo! Welcome to DEV. πŸ™‚

Any recommendations for a chair to pair with a standing desk?

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What was your win this week?

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What do you do to relieve workplace anxiety?

I'm terrible about sitting for hours without getting up and w...

Interviewing for an iOS Design System Engineer role at Spotify

Thanks so much for recapping your interview experience, this ...

Building a Synthesizer in Javascript

This is super cool! And for all you synth nerds out there wh...

Check your LAN network speeds with iperf3

I'm not too too far off from moving into a new place and goin...

How to fix SSIS β€” Test connection failed SSL Provider

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Learn git commands in 3 minutes

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What was your win this week?

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Development and My Mental Health.

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Welcome Thread - v89

Hey Tom! πŸ‘‹ Hope ya enjoy your time on DEV.

Welcome Thread - v89

Heya! Welcome to DEV. πŸ™Œ Lots of web developers here, so hope...

Dublin Maker Music/Synth Podcast

Thinking @mitchellclong will dig this!

Dublin Maker Music/Synth Podcast

I've yet to add any other modular synths to my Grandmother ye...

Dublin Maker Music/Synth Podcast

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Hello, World!

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Welcome Thread - v87

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Welcome Thread - v87

Hey Adeleye! πŸ‘‹ Hope you enjoy DEV.

Welcome Thread - v87

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Welcome Thread - v87

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Welcome Thread - v87

Cheers to bad coffee habits! β˜•οΈ

Welcome Thread - v87

Heyo! Welcome to DEV. And that's gotta be one of my all time...

Creating a Github action to detect toxic comments using TensorFlow.js

This is super cool β€” I wonder if this can be applied to comme...

Check how green your web project is

I think it might be cool if the user could pick a different s...

Checklist for every website!

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Checklist for every website!

One more good one β€” 9. Accessibility!

Checklist for every website!

"The headling with a typo isn't pleasant for visitors to see....

What would you make if you had the time?

I'm not a dev, but if I had the skills I'd love to make a pla...

Check how green your web project is

This is such a cool idea! Also, perfect cover image, haha!

#help Render a component React using Picture-in-Picture

No worries! I see that you added the help tag to the title, ...

Stop Creating – Start Selling

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Building a Palindrome Checker using Split, Join and replace methods

Dang! If you decided you want to check it out, just search fo...

Apple has banned Fortnite, Epic Games is filing a lawsuit

Wow, this will be fun to watch! 🍿

Lessons from BassDrum β€” Part One

Haha, I totally understand where you're coming from with the ...

Lessons from BassDrum β€” Part One

This sounds really cool! Gotta ask β€” where'd you get the nam...

Building a Palindrome Checker using Split, Join and replace methods

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How I built Lyrics Monster in under an hour

Nice! I'm regularly searching for lyrics and this works reall...

#help Render a component React using Picture-in-Picture

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Writing Hello World in all top 20 programming languages

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Writing Hello World in all top 20 programming languages

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CSS game: Plankman

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Welcome Thread - v85

Super cool to hear that you're working on an open-source DAW!...

Rake::Task .enhance() Method Explained

Meow that's a fitting GIF right there.

Welcome Thread - v85

Love this!

Welcome Thread - v84

Awesome, so glad this was helpful! πŸ˜€

What are your top 3 focus songs?

Where is The Midnight?!?!?!

Roblox Making Bank Means More Money for Devs

Haha, that's a great point. The times they are a-changin'. I ...

Welcome Thread - v84

I think you've come to just the right place Maxwell! Hope you...

Welcome Thread - v84

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Welcome Thread - v84

Haha! Great ending to your intro. We have plenty of encourage...

Welcome Thread - v84

Nice! I like your tunes a lot. You a Vulfpeck fan? Gotta sa...

Welcome Thread - v84

Heyo! Welcome to DEV. :-) What type of music do ya play?

What are your top 3 focus songs?

Hmmm... top 3 is too tough, but I'll concede to top 3 for whe...

Roblox Making Bank Means More Money for Devs

Oh totally! My nephew introduced me to Roblox and it definite...

Roblox Making Bank Means More Money for Devs

When I think about epic mods, I think about the story of Blac...

Roblox Making Bank Means More Money for Devs

Bahhh, totally failed, haha. Thank you, Tom! I'll fix this no...

What was your win this week?

This drawing is making me so happy, haha!

Tell me a thing that makes your day at work better

A cup of coffee and good tunes definitely help to improve my ...

A rap song about demo days

Haha, πŸ”₯ as always!

Particle Explosion

This is so fun!

In this lockdown, what new skills have you learned?

I'm actually learning how to play the synthesizer! Got myself...

Changing the default branch name on GitHub

I hope the workshop goes well today @Nočnica! This is definit...

Pets of Codeland 2020

Awwww look at that tail wagging!

Pets of Codeland 2020

And of course, cat time! 😸😸 Like Cora, my kitty Jade loves t...

Pets of Codeland 2020

First one up, my dog Cora! She is a 7-year-old greyhound and ...

Hi CodeLand! We're Microsoft and we want to empower you to do more.

Thanks for the heads up here and sorry for the delayed respon...

Hi, We’re GitHub and we’re excited to be at CodeLand!

This is seriously awesome!

Welcome Thread - v83

Woot! Welcome Sahu πŸ‘‹

444 Days Later, Tori Hit the Jackpot

Woot! Major congrats. πŸ˜€

Cat Login Detection

Haha! This is too purfect. Really nice touch with the 9 lives...

Want to help cover #news on DEV?

Hey Eyad, That's right β€” it's somewhat subjective, but we're...

Want to help cover #news on DEV?

Wow, I really like this style of posts too! Thanks for pointi...

What was your win this week?

It's my birthday this weekend! Not a win yet, but we're close...

What was your win this week?

That Raspberry Pi podcasting station looks so rad! πŸ”₯

Want to help cover #news on DEV?

This is absolutely useful material and a super cool series! I...

Using a 3D printer for something other than printing Army Men

These stories always remind how useful having a home 3d print...

Reinvent the Wheel, then Display It Like a Trophy

This is such a cool post. Great advice!

You need umbrella

Haha, great title for this post! β˜”οΈ

Using a 3D printer for something other than printing Army Men

This is awesome! 🍿

Linux Commits to Inclusive Language

No doubt! Definitely gives me hope, and hope has been hard to...

Welcome Thread - v82

Heyo! Hope you dig it here.

Welcome Thread - v82

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Welcome Thread - v82

Welcome to DEV! πŸ™Œ

The K.I.S.S Principle in Programming

Great first post! πŸ˜€

Welcome Thread - v82

Heyo! πŸ‘‹ Awesome to have ya here on DEV.

Want to help cover #news on DEV?

Woot! Just let us know if so. πŸ™Œ

Want to help cover #news on DEV?

Awesome! I'll be in touch.

Want to help cover #news on DEV?

Thanks for raising your hand here. I'll get in touch with ya....

Want to help cover #news on DEV?

Awesome! It'd be great to have your help on this β€” I'll be in...

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