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bio website somethingorothersoft.com
location Sydney, Australia
age 31
visits member for 4 years, 1 month
seen Feb 22 '12 at 5:59

I am a software engineer in Sydney Australia. I have worked with most popular technologies and frameworks - C++ on Windows and Linux, Objective-C, ASP.NET, node.js, python and ruby.

I have experience working in Financial sector, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, media and GIS.

Currently I am working at nearmap.com as a senior developer/architect/team lead.


Aug
4
comment Url length limits have been increased
Thanks, this should help. My app is now failing Jon Skeet test miserably - requesting in batches of 30 :(
Aug
3
comment Url length limits have been increased
Actually, click on it a few times, sometimes you get HTTP 400. Seems intermittent.
Aug
3
comment Url length limits have been increased
Awh what a headache, that URL didn't work literally 5 minutes ago
Jul
13
comment Add careers link and info to StackAuth
Makes sense. Careers has a rather focused purpose and does not really benefit from API access.
Jul
13
comment please add a key fields to stackauth results
Sounds like a non-problem to me. I've been using site name with no problems - it's both cache-friendly and SEO friendly. And besides, it's cache. So what if you have a cache miss? Example of a cached request + URL: stacktagz.com/#/stackoverflow.com/22656/jon-skeet
Jul
8
comment Why does the API lack any POST methods?
The crowd here is pretty pedantic. When you say POST you really don't mean HTTP POST (although read/write API would imply HTTP POST) but posting questions/answers/comments. Probably best to decapitalize the question and the title :)
Jul
7
comment How to format reputation numbers similar to Stack Exchange sites
Using this one now, had a convoluted algorithm for the rep < 10000 case.
Jul
7
comment How to format an url-friendly slug for question urls
Attribution is a double-edged sword, isn't it? He insisted on putting up a copyright notice on trivial code, i reposted it, now we all know he's a bit of a wanker :)
Jul
5
comment How to control vote count for individual user?
Hence, we shall never never find out the question for which Eric Lippert cast his only upvote.
Jul
5
comment Do I need API key to use StackAuth API?
And therein lies the question - whether or not the absence of those headers indicates that an api key is not needed.
Jul
5
comment Do I need API key to use StackAuth API?
If that were the case StackAuth responses would include X-RateLimit-Max and X-RateLimit-Current headers, which they don't. As far as I can tell, it ignores the key request parameter all together.
Jul
2
comment StackBuffer - awesome StackOverflow interface (HTML5, CSS3)
Pretty cool that you are able to make apps with no server at all these days.
Jun
30
comment API V2 Musings: What would you like to see
Nooo.... How are people supposed to get lots of rep by answering the same noob question every week about their language of choice :)
Jun
30
comment API V2 Musings: What would you like to see
Oh. It's obvious, now that you said it.
Jun
30
comment Define the max number of vectorised parameters allowed
Yes, the vectorized lists should definitely be in the parameter part of the URL, so that you are able to request any number of ids without worrying about the request succeeding.
Jun
30
comment StackTagz - Track the topics you are interested in over time
yeah, that's a known issue, it needs a bit more love :)
Jun
30
comment Stack Insight - Track a User's Activity Over all Stack Sites.
Competition :-O - stackapps.com/questions/933/…
Jun
28
comment List of API client libraries grouped by programming language
Considering the only user of the assembly version would be Steve Gibson, I think it's OK to skip it...
Jun
26
comment How to call the API via JSONP in Plain Old JavaScript
prozac.........
Jun
18
comment StackApps is not being reported by StackAuth
I know the reason it got removed - it's because SA image is really in an image sprite, not a standalone one... Not really, the image IS a sprite though...