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bio website daveswersky.com
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I have been writing software on the .NET platform since about 2001. Since that time I've worked on lots of systems including web portals, asset management, ERP, CRM, content management, email, and SOA. I credit my love of research and the bleeding edge with four years at Microsoft Product Support, where I learned how to learn about technology.

http://www.daveswersky.com
@dswersky


Aug
14
comment Can we have a test user account?
Actually Area51 is probably exactly the place to propose a test site. Unfortunately, there aren't enough active users here to get it past Definition.
Aug
13
comment When does the judging take place?
Thursday evening here as well and I'm waiting with bated breath to discover how the StackExchange Pantheon defines "awesomeness." I give my app(s) 5% chance of being in the top 3 (but I'll take it!) :)
Aug
12
comment When does the judging take place?
@code: the rules clearly state: "Only applications and libraries/wrappers listed on the apps tab of stackapps.com are eligible for consideration." blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/05/stack-exchange-api-contest
Aug
11
comment What is SOAPI and why should I care?
@Geo: Heard of Mono?
Aug
10
comment Where can I find the reputation black market?
I noticed this a few days ago. Something is definitely fishy with that account.
Aug
9
comment What timezone is used in the API?
@system: true dat. Updated.
Aug
4
comment Post questions using API
Yikes, this use case is scary... makes a very good argument for WHY write access should take a long time to figure out.
Aug
4
comment StackedDeck: Watch Your Favorite Tags, TweetDeck-Style
@Matt: Thanks! I was not aware of the Seesmic plugin, I will definitely be looking into that.
Aug
2
comment When does the judging take place?
@Kevin: Completely NOT out of curiosity: if an app makes it onto the apps tab during Judgement Week, will it be considered, or did it have to make it there prior to Aug 1?
Jul
31
comment When does the judging take place?
If we have any influence, allow me to request the StackExchange Pantheon take a lazy Sunday. Eat ambrosia, lounge on a cloud, and allow us to put a shine on our stuff one last day :)
Jul
28
comment StackWatcher: Watch Your StackExchange Accounts
@mgroves: Does it stop polling after the error or keep going? Are you behind a firewall? Thanks.
Jul
28
comment StackLINQ: A StackExchange LINQ Provider
@Steffen: Sorry about that, changed the name at your suggestion and forgot to update the links! It should work now: bitbucket.org/dswersky/stacklinq
Jul
25
comment Getting required upvotes for apps tab is too dependant on release date
@code: Here's what I see when I point those holes in that direction: a.imageshack.us/img409/4687/stackapps.png
Jul
25
comment Getting required upvotes for apps tab is too dependant on release date
This is the first I've heard that an app must make it to the "apps tab"... Am I missing something? I see an apps tag, but no tab. The contest rules on the blog say an app should have some upvotes, but there's no mention of a lower limit. Having said all that, I agree that older apps could get an unfair advantage unless votes are weighted appropriately come Judgement Day...
Jul
24
comment URL Format: Special Characters
+1 Yet another facepalm/headsmack. Thank you Mr. Kevin.
Jul
24
comment URL Format: Special Characters
Normally I would agree with you, but if you go to that route in your browser and use the "#" instead of the "%23" you'll get different results.
Jul
22
comment Please add accepted_date to answers/{id}
Obviously StackWatcher is the use case here, so: StackWatcher looks for activity and does not keep any local cache (at the moment, I may have to go there.) If I query for activity sorted by date descending, I can get answer accepts along with the other activity. No need for specific queries just for accepts, far fewer queries, and fewer total records returned overall.
Jul
22
comment Please add accepted_date to answers/{id}
The idea is that if you want to watch in real time for acceptance of a user's answers, the ability to look at a question and see when it was accepted would make the query much simpler. This method would require looking at activity of the questioner. Doable, but would require more queries.
Jul
22
comment Will there be another contest when Stack API 2.0 is close to release?
I think it would be best if we all consider v2.0 to be roughly analogous to Silverlight 5 and Green Lantern in terms of release date.
Jul
20
comment StackWatcher: Watch Your StackExchange Accounts
@george: listed on StackList...