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location Arlington, MA
age 53
visits member for 1 year, 10 months
seen Aug 9 at 5:07

I've been in the computer industry since about 1979 (I had a summer programming job after graduating from high school), and I've done a little bit of everything. I've programmed in ancient languages (BASIC, PL/I, COBOL, Lisp) and more recent ones (Perl, PHP, Javascript), with a few random assemblers thrown into the mix. I've been a system programmer, system administrator, tech support engineer, and performance engineer.

I'm currently working as a programmer for Bridge Base Online, the leading online site for playing bridge. I've been learning modern web application development in the process.

P.S. My name is barmar, not barman.


Jul
3
comment stacknotify google chrome extension
I installed this tonight, because the OS X menubar app Stack Exchange Notifier stopped working today. It shows all my recent notifications up to the time I installed it, but no new notifications since then.
Jul
2
comment SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
I'm seeing "JSON parse error" today. Is there an issue with this?
Jan
23
comment SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
Can it do the opposite of what I asked earlier: when you go from the notifier to SO, can it mark that notification as read in your SE inbox?
Nov
1
comment SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
Is there any way to tell it to remove a comment from the notification? If I've already seen enough of it in the StackExchange inbox pop-up, and decided not to bother going to the page, I don't need it in the menu as well.