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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

I'm a friendly non-developer from NC who enjoys playing music/making noise, eating veggies, and hanging out with my best friend/wife + our 3 cats. (he/him)

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Education

BFA in Creative Writing

Work

Community Manager at DEV

Last 250 Comments

re: Hello DEV Community!
Heyo! Welcome to the team, Erin.
re: Techies in Nigeria Are Not Safe Again In The Hands of the Government
Thank you for writing this post. I am so sorry to hear about ...
re: 100th Anniversary of the Theremin
Wow! The Ondes Martenot is soooo cool. I'm going to have to s...
re: 100th Anniversary of the Theremin
OOoo, I'm gonna look this up, that sounds like a cool way to ...
re: 100th Anniversary of the Theremin
One of my favorites is "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys: ...
re: Do you have a standing desk? Which one?
I went with this standing desk that has a mechanical crank ar...
re: Happy International Sloth Day!
I gotta link to this AMA we did with Becky (@slothcon ) from ...
re: Zero to Production in 15 minutes
Heyo, This looks pretty dang helpful! Would you consider em...
re: I’m Lisa Sy, a Product Designer at DEV/Forem - AMA
Can you talk a bit about your product design experience befo...
re: What was your win this week?
I made it to the end of the week. Phew! πŸ˜… Haha, it's been a ...
re: Welcome Thread - v94
Heya! Welcome to DEV. πŸ™‚ Quick tip β€” if ya wanna learn more a...
re: Hello, World!
Heyo, What's you doing here with these posts? :-)
re: Welcome Thread - v94
Haha, I'm loving this GIF!
re: Hello, World!
Really awesome to have you on the team, Emiliano!
re: Contribute to Forem this Hacktoberfest!
Heyo! I'm admittedly a non-developer, but on the DEV team. I...
re: Hacktoberfest 2020 Help & Discussion Thread
Musical programming language?!?! 🀯 That sounds awesome!
re: Hactoberfest quick win!
I think this sounds like a great idea! Sure it's low-hangin...
re: Your Hackathon Project NEEDs a Good Pretzel Necklace
You know, I don't think I've actually attended a beer festiva...
re: Your Hackathon Project NEEDs a Good Pretzel Necklace
While some may claim that "cellar door" is the most beautiful...
re: Someone Stole My DEV Article! How To Build a Python Script to Detect Stolen Content
Good stuff! Just followed you. Thought I was already, but now...
re: Someone Stole My DEV Article! How To Build a Python Script to Detect Stolen Content
This is seriously AWESOME! I work as DEV's Community Manager...
re: How I’m learning about APIs by building a Slackbot
Just a heads up that there’s a built-in way for folks to link...
re: A Farewell Gift to my friend
This give me the feel-goods! Thanks for sharing. πŸ˜€
re: How I Switched Careers Into Tech With No Degree In My Mid 30's
You have a seriously awesome story. Just to say, wow, you ear...
re: I Joined DEV πŸŽ‰
So awesome to have you on the team, Christina. And I'm reall...
re: Welcome Thread - v91
Hey there, hope you dig DEV!
re: Welcome Thread - v91
Heyo! Welcome to DEV. πŸ™‚
re: Any recommendations for a chair to pair with a standing desk?
Oh, I'm definitely considering getting a regular ole gamer ch...
re: What was your win this week?
Congrats! I got a greyhound a few months back and I love her ...
re: When applying for dev jobs, do you aim for quantity or quality?
So, technically not a dev job, but when I applied for my DEV ...
re: What do you do to relieve workplace anxiety?
I'm terrible about sitting for hours without getting up and w...
re: Interviewing for an iOS Design System Engineer role at Spotify
Thanks so much for recapping your interview experience, this ...
re: Building a Synthesizer in Javascript
This is super cool! And for all you synth nerds out there wh...
re: Check your LAN network speeds with iperf3
I'm not too too far off from moving into a new place and goin...
re: How to fix SSIS β€” Test connection failed SSL Provider
Hi there, We encourage authors to share their entire posts ...
re: Learn git commands in 3 minutes
Heyo, Would you please consider embedding your video here in...
re: What was your win this week?
I'm back at DEV after a week of vacation and I generally just...
re: Development and My Mental Health.
Hey Kai, Thank you so much for sharing this very personal an...
re: Welcome Thread - v89
Hey Tom! πŸ‘‹ Hope ya enjoy your time on DEV.
re: Welcome Thread - v89
Heya! Welcome to DEV. πŸ™Œ Lots of web developers here, so hope...
re: Dublin Maker Music/Synth Podcast
Thinking @mitchellclong will dig this!
re: Dublin Maker Music/Synth Podcast
I've yet to add any other modular synths to my Grandmother ye...
re: Dublin Maker Music/Synth Podcast
Haha, it's like I'm reading through the search history of my ...
re: Hello, World!
Heyo! Just curious about what's going on with these posts? Yo...
re: Welcome Thread - v87
Heyo! πŸ‘‹ Welcome to DEV. πŸ™Œ
re: Welcome Thread - v87
Hey Adeleye! πŸ‘‹ Hope you enjoy DEV.
re: Welcome Thread - v87
Glad to hear you're digging the challenges! πŸ˜€ Also, one tric...
re: Welcome Thread - v87
Hey Andy! Here's a helpful post for folks new to DEV in case...
re: Welcome Thread - v87
Cheers to bad coffee habits! β˜•οΈ
re: Welcome Thread - v87
Heyo! Welcome to DEV. And that's gotta be one of my all time...
re: 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...
re: Check how green your web project is
I think it might be cool if the user could pick a different s...
re: Checklist for every website!
Nahhh, nothing to be sorry about β€” just a suggestion! πŸ™‚ Fee...
re: Checklist for every website!
One more good one β€” 9. Accessibility!
re: Checklist for every website!
"The headling with a typo isn't pleasant for visitors to see....
re: 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...
re: Check how green your web project is
This is such a cool idea! Also, perfect cover image, haha!
re: #help Render a component React using Picture-in-Picture
No worries! I see that you added the help tag to the title, ...
re: Stop Creating – Start Selling
Hey there! Cool post. Just wanted to point out that I think y...
re: Building a Palindrome Checker using Split, Join and replace methods
Dang! If you decided you want to check it out, just search fo...
re: Apple has banned Fortnite, Epic Games is filing a lawsuit
Wow, this will be fun to watch! 🍿
re: Lessons from BassDrum β€” Part One
Haha, I totally understand where you're coming from with the ...
re: Lessons from BassDrum β€” Part One
This sounds really cool! Gotta ask β€” where'd you get the nam...
re: Building a Palindrome Checker using Split, Join and replace methods
Very cool! Every time I think of palindromes, I think of thi...
re: How I built Lyrics Monster in under an hour
Nice! I'm regularly searching for lyrics and this works reall...
re: #help Render a component React using Picture-in-Picture
Heya! I totally get what you're saying @jasonfb , but I think...
re: Writing Hello World in all top 20 programming languages
No probs! πŸ™‚
re: Writing Hello World in all top 20 programming languages
Heya! When you say "By the way, this list is not mine so plea...
re: CSS game: Plankman
This is great!! Nice touch with the spelling of ARRNAMATIONS,...
re: Welcome Thread - v85
Super cool to hear that you're working on an open-source DAW!...
re: Rake::Task .enhance() Method Explained
Meow that's a fitting GIF right there.
re: Welcome Thread - v85
Love this!
re: Welcome Thread - v84
Awesome, so glad this was helpful! πŸ˜€
re: What are your top 3 focus songs?
Where is The Midnight?!?!?!
re: Roblox Making Bank Means More Money for Devs
Haha, that's a great point. The times they are a-changin'. I ...
re: Welcome Thread - v84
I think you've come to just the right place Maxwell! Hope you...
re: Welcome Thread - v84
πŸ‘‹ πŸŒŠπŸ‘‹ πŸŒŠπŸ‘‹ 🌊
re: Welcome Thread - v84
Haha! Great ending to your intro. We have plenty of encourage...
re: Welcome Thread - v84
Nice! I like your tunes a lot. You a Vulfpeck fan? Gotta sa...
re: Welcome Thread - v84
Heyo! Welcome to DEV. :-) What type of music do ya play?
re: What are your top 3 focus songs?
Hmmm... top 3 is too tough, but I'll concede to top 3 for whe...
re: Roblox Making Bank Means More Money for Devs
Oh totally! My nephew introduced me to Roblox and it definite...
re: Roblox Making Bank Means More Money for Devs
When I think about epic mods, I think about the story of Blac...
re: Roblox Making Bank Means More Money for Devs
Bahhh, totally failed, haha. Thank you, Tom! I'll fix this no...
re: What was your win this week?
This drawing is making me so happy, haha!
re: Tell me a thing that makes your day at work better
A cup of coffee and good tunes definitely help to improve my ...
re: A rap song about demo days
Haha, πŸ”₯ as always!
re: Particle Explosion
This is so fun!
re: In this lockdown, what new skills have you learned?
I'm actually learning how to play the synthesizer! Got myself...
re: Changing the default branch name on GitHub
I hope the workshop goes well today @Nočnica! This is definit...
re: Pets of Codeland 2020
Awwww look at that tail wagging!
re: Pets of Codeland 2020
And of course, cat time! 😸😸 Like Cora, my kitty Jade loves t...
re: Pets of Codeland 2020
First one up, my dog Cora! She is a 7-year-old greyhound and ...
re: 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...
re: Hi, We’re GitHub and we’re excited to be at CodeLand!
This is seriously awesome!
re: Welcome Thread - v83
Woot! Welcome Sahu πŸ‘‹
re: 444 Days Later, Tori Hit the Jackpot
Woot! Major congrats. πŸ˜€
re: Cat Login Detection
Haha! This is too purfect. Really nice touch with the 9 lives...
re: Want to help cover #news on DEV?
Hey Eyad, That's right β€” it's somewhat subjective, but we're...
re: Want to help cover #news on DEV?
Wow, I really like this style of posts too! Thanks for pointi...
re: What was your win this week?
It's my birthday this weekend! Not a win yet, but we're close...
re: What was your win this week?
That Raspberry Pi podcasting station looks so rad! πŸ”₯
re: Want to help cover #news on DEV?
This is absolutely useful material and a super cool series! I...
re: Using a 3D printer for something other than printing Army Men
These stories always remind how useful having a home 3d print...
re: Reinvent the Wheel, then Display It Like a Trophy
This is such a cool post. Great advice!
re: You need umbrella
Haha, great title for this post! β˜”οΈ
re: Using a 3D printer for something other than printing Army Men
This is awesome! 🍿
re: Linux Commits to Inclusive Language
No doubt! Definitely gives me hope, and hope has been hard to...
re: Welcome Thread - v82
Heyo! Hope you dig it here.
re: Welcome Thread - v82
This post might help you out! ...
re: Welcome Thread - v82
Welcome to DEV! πŸ™Œ
re: The K.I.S.S Principle in Programming
Great first post! πŸ˜€
re: Welcome Thread - v82
Heyo! πŸ‘‹ Awesome to have ya here on DEV.
re: Want to help cover #news on DEV?
Woot! Just let us know if so. πŸ™Œ
re: Want to help cover #news on DEV?
Awesome! I'll be in touch.
re: Want to help cover #news on DEV?
Thanks for raising your hand here. I'll get in touch with ya....
re: Want to help cover #news on DEV?
Awesome! It'd be great to have your help on this β€” I'll be in...
re: Want to help cover #news on DEV?
You would definitely still be eligible! And cool beans, I'll ...
re: Want to help cover #news on DEV?
Really cool! These are exactly the types of posts that would ...
re: Want to help cover #news on DEV?
Let me see if I can help out with that! Basically, I think i...
re: Should DEV allow you to disable comments on your posts?
I could see instances where it makes sense! For instance, I...
re: How to become friends with colleagues who work remotely?
One way I've found that I make friends with my remote colleag...
re: shirt color = desktop background in 10 lines of code
Cool! This is a fun idea. πŸ˜€
re: What TV shows are you in to these days?
Oh heck yeah! It can't come soon enough... come on Netflix, l...
re: What TV shows are you in to these days?
Haha! That's awesome. Iroh is probs my favorite character, bu...
re: What TV shows are you in to these days?
Funny thing, I got a dog about 2 and half months ago and her ...
re: What TV shows are you in to these days?
I just finished Avatar: The Last Airbender β€” first time I'd w...
re: Finding Ideas for Programming Side Projects
Just to clear this comment up for folks that stumble upon it ...
re: Welcome Thread - v81
πŸ˜€ gotta loop in @andy here.
re: Welcome Thread - v81
I know you experienced a saga of account sign in issues recen...
re: Welcome Thread - v81
Howdy! 🀠
re: Welcome Thread - v81
Heya! Hope you dig DEV.
re: Welcome Thread - v81
Woot! And open source bug bounty board is a really cool idea....
re: What's the worst advice you've ever received?
Hey now! Talented thespian Brendan Fraser's website runs on F...
re: async/await: under the hood
This seems like it's probably helpful advice, but the line "t...
re: I am planning to move my blog to Dev.to
Good stuff! :-)
re: I am planning to move my blog to Dev.to
I'm sorry, but I don't think I understand your question... Y...
re: I am planning to move my blog to Dev.to
Hey Ankit, Awesome to hear that you're planning on posting t...
re: Welcome Thread - v80
Heyo! πŸ‘‹ Hope you dig it here, Mathew!
re: 70 Underestimated Folks in Tech You Should Hire
This is such an awesome idea for a post! Looks like there are...
re: Welcome Thread - v79
Haha, excellent GIF!
re: Welcome Thread - v79
Hope you dig it here, Lisa!
re: Hi everyone, i'm a 15 year old gamedev. My goal is to reach 400 subscribers by the end of the month.
Hey there! This looks cool, but can you please consider shar...
re: Welcome Thread - v79
This all sounds super cool! Gonna follow ya and will check ou...
re: Welcome Thread - v79
I think you're right about that! People really dig following ...
re: Welcome Thread - v79
Woot woot! Good to hear DEV has been helpful to ya. ❀️
re: Welcome Thread - v79
Best way to solve a Rubik's cube:
re: Replacing master with main in Github
I'm seriously stunned by how many people are fighting this! T...
re: Replacing master with main in Github
"We can and should be better than this." Thank you for posti...
re: Welcome Thread - v79
Woot! Awesome to hear you're getting more into blogging. IoT...
re: Techie terms in Chinese (Cantonese) - Need help to find more
Hey there, Sorry about this! I think this was most likely a...
re: How to get rid off hero banners on DEV.to
I totally get that you see DEV as a place for you to escape f...
re: Angular 9 App From Scratch - Build Angular 9 Memes Generator App 😜😜
Hey! DEV encourages authors to share their entire posts on th...
re: Love is Love. Celebrate it! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
This is awesome! Thanks for sharing this. πŸ™‚
re: Welcome Thread - v78
Heya! Welcome to DEV. πŸ™‚ Consider following this tag: ...
re: Welcome Thread - v78
"My most memorable and rewarding role was being asked to be c...
re: What's your favourite custom Slack emoji?
LOL! YES!!
re: Do you consider the term "blacklist" a "racist" term? If yes, what is the alternative?
As well as being more inclusive β€” which I personally think sh...
re: Do you consider the term "blacklist" a "racist" term? If yes, what is the alternative?
"Terms matter. Words matter. Meanings and connotations become...
re: Last video game you finished
It seriously is! There are so many islands to explore.
re: June 12th, 2020: What did you learn this week?
πŸ˜€ I totally understand. I definitely think it's going to be a...
re: What's your favourite custom Slack emoji?
The coolest thing you can do is ask your fellow employees to ...
re: June 12th, 2020: What did you learn this week?
I'm re-learning how to use Ableton Live and have been recordi...
re: Feeling a little discouraged
I definitely understand being discouraged, but I do think tha...
re: Last video game you finished
It's sooooo good! I'm a lover of Ancient Greece and Greek Myt...
re: Last video game you finished
Just started up a session of Diablo III with some buddies of ...
re: How much coffee do you drink?
Wow, good tip on the decaf. Gonna have to check this out!
re: How much coffee do you drink?
Gotta ❀️ that mug! β˜•οΈ
re: How much coffee do you drink?
4 cups! Haha, saying this makes me think I should probably di...
re: Super Simple Markdown
As a non-coder who had to still has to reference quite a few ...
re: Changelog: Updated Mod Tooling
I have to follow up and say that I think this improved UX is ...
re: Changelog: Updated Mod Tooling
Okay, so I know that this is just a small, small thing about ...
re: How are tag moderators decided on Dev ?
Hey @amananandrai ! This is a great question. πŸ˜€ And @helena...
re: Cloudflare Workers Introduction
I've followed ya here for a while and never seen your image p...
re: 🎭 A Full-stack Meme Generator with React Hooks + Express πŸͺ
Haha, gotta love that cover image.
re: Second full-stack app: Roomie - Find a room to rent! Built with: React + TailwindCSS + Express + MongoDB + Heroku / S3
Just to say that I really dig the name of your app, haha! "Ro...
re: Javascript Explained | Sketch-notes PART1
This is super cool! Love the concept and your notes look amaz...
re: For Empowering Community
Some of the first Forems we launch will be meta-forems desig...
re: Revamp your profile's color scheme!
So dang cool!
re: The Internet of Dogs: How to Build a $50 IoT Dog Collar That Locates Your Pet
Bookmarked! This is super cool.
re: What was your win this week?
This was last week's win, but my wife and I got a dog!! He...
re: I Just Joined the DEV Team!
It's so awesome to have you on the team, Gracie! I'm looking ...
re: How to stop wasting time: Lessons from a master procrastinator
Excellent title. This was a great read! Now, back to all tha...
re: Order of items in reading list
Following up, I wrote a bug report about this - github.com/th...
re: Order of items in reading list
Hey Bertil, I know we're working on updating our Reading Lis...
re: Useful content and/or spam? Making it easier for DEV readers
Hey Andy, Appreciate you bringing this up and sorry for the ...
re: Django tutorial
Hey hey! We generally encourage authors to share their enti...
re: Simple Dark/Light mode
Love the way this dark/light mode functions. Also, seriously...
re: Which game are you playing right now?
I've not been gaming too much recently, but I did pop on Assa...
re: 20 Awe-Inspiring Codepen Examples You Can Learn From
Just scrolled down here to comment on the x-ray one... so coo...
re: πŸ“Έ I re-created an analog camera in HTML & CSS
This is awesome!
re: What was your win this week?
Haha! Hopefully not too close! says his Daedalus. (Commence...
re: What was your win this week?
Woot woot, that's a busy week! Welcome to DEV, btw! πŸ˜€
re: What was your win this week?
It was my cats' birthday earlier this week, so my wife & ...
re: Grant for the Web Hackathon Help Thread
If you ask to be added and think we might've missed the comme...
re: Changelog: Subscribe to a Post’s Threads v2
I actually use this one all the time, but was pleasantly surp...
re: Hello ~World~ Systems Engineering
Really great to have you on the team, Joe!
re: Trying to decide which Star Wars to watch tonight...
Interesting, so one is the only one cut, eh!? πŸ€”
re: Trying to decide which Star Wars to watch tonight...
Oh honestly, I do love it. Love to pick on it, but also love ...
re: Trying to decide which Star Wars to watch tonight...
Why didn't I think of that... I completely wasted my weekend....
re: Trying to decide which Star Wars to watch tonight...
So you're saying episode one is like sand, huh? Agreed. I ...
re: Trying to decide which Star Wars to watch tonight...
Lol!
re: Trying to decide which Star Wars to watch tonight...
re: Trying to decide which Star Wars to watch tonight...
Ooo I really need to check it out. I've watched a few of the ...
re: Welcome Thread - v71
re: Welcome Thread - v71
Great to meet ya! πŸ‘‹
re: Welcome Thread - v71
Oh wow, working onboard a cruiseship! I imagine you've seen q...
re: Welcome Thread - v71
Hey there! πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ Hope you dig it here.
re: Welcome Thread - v71
Heyoo! πŸ‘‹ Welcome to DEV.
re: Welcome Thread - v71
Also, if you're just wondering how to get started with postin...
re: Welcome Thread - v71
Hey everybody! Here's a helpful post for folks new to DEV: ...
re: FUNCTIONS(PYTHON3)
Hey y'all! It's all good for folks to have all caps titles. ...
re: Twilio Hackathon Help Thread
Sure thing!
re: I am one of the world’s leading experts on sloths and the founder of The Sloth Conservation Foundation, ask me anything!
Just wanted to add a little evidence that sloths love carrots...
re: VolunteerME - All volunteering in one place! [Completed]
Hey there, This is a really cool idea! And super interesting...
re: How to connect to Twilio Video room with Python
Hey there! Just wanted to suggest tagging this with #help, as...
re: Any conservation foundations or initiatives that you'd recommend others look into?
Oh wow, this looks super interesting! Thanks for the recommen...
re: Any conservation foundations or initiatives that you'd recommend others look into?
I gotta highlight 3! 1) The Jaguar Rescue Center My wife, K...
re: Today is Earth Day; Devs can have an impact
You have a bunch of tupper where? (Sorry, couldn't resist.)
re: I am one of the world’s leading experts on sloths and the founder of The Sloth Conservation Foundation, ask me anything!
Another question! For anyone interested in donating to The Sl...
re: I am one of the world’s leading experts on sloths and the founder of The Sloth Conservation Foundation, ask me anything!
So awesome! What's something particularly interesting and le...
re: Got any tips for folks looking to live Earth consciously?
I don't mean to ruffle any feathers, but my wife and I are tr...
re: Got any tips for folks looking to live Earth consciously?
This comment from @andrewbrown seemed appropriate! ...
re: TwilioQuest Earth Day Challenge
This sounds like an awesome initiative! 🌲🌳🌴 Thanks for shari...
re: Any conservation foundations or initiatives that you'd recommend others look into?
I'm glad you brought this up... heard about this book a while...
re: Today is Earth Day; Devs can have an impact
Didn't mean to double up here, but figured I'd create a discu...
re: Welcome Thread - v70
Hey Bobby! πŸ‘‹ Really hope you dig it here.
re: Have you ever checked the Double Fine website?
Ever seen the band Vulfpeck's website - vulfpeck.com/ ? L...
re: Writing a technical blog 101
This was a really cool read, thanks for sharing! It makes m...
re: Introducing Yokie - A Recipe Sharing Social Media WebApp
This is an excellent idea! Bookmarked. ❀️
re: I write technical blogs, Ask me anything!
Really cool to hear about your experience. πŸ™‚ Who are some o...
re: 😲 Angular pages with Dynamic layouts!
No probs at all!
re: 😲 Angular pages with Dynamic layouts!
Heya! Just a heads up that I think the link to the Vue arti...
re: What the hack is call, apply, bind in JavaScript
Love the title! "What the hack" would make for a great seri...
re: Phaser: Loading assets in a saner way
This is an awesome series! Just wanted to point out anothe...
re: Facing Error while accessing customer name link using id.
Hey there! Just wanted to let you know that the #help tag ...
re: I work for a live video streaming company, ask me anything!
Love this!! This is a super cool analogy. πŸ˜€ Also, your hum...
re: I work for a live video streaming company, ask me anything!
I'm not the most technical of folks here on DEV, but I do lov...
re: Welcome Thread - v34
OOooo nice guitar selection there! I mostly play my acousti...
re: What are the hardest parts about working from home?
Haha, cheers to that. β˜•οΈ I drink waaaaay too much coffee ...
re: Welcome Thread - v34
Same here music-wise! Blues is the way to go. 😎
re: Welcome Thread - v69
Heya! πŸ‘‹
re: Asteroid App: Phase One
When you write: I have also created a module that calls Ca...
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