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bio website ioncannon.net
location Louisville, KY
age 39
visits member for 3 years, 11 months
seen May 28 '13 at 14:17

I started developing software on a small Casio basic calculator in 1987. I graduated to C, then C++ and finally Java. Although I work daily with Java I have a wide base of experience in a lot of other languages and technologies as well. Reading my blog will give you a good idea of some of the more recent trails I've explored.

I have created a few Stack Exchange related projects:

You can find some of my work other places as well:


Jul
10
revised Swatch: A Firefox plugin for monitoring Stack Exchange sites for interesting changes
added 60 characters in body
Jul
9
answered Using the API for data analysis?
Jul
9
comment Using the API for data analysis?
@Shane 10k is for each IP/key combination so if you are using the API directly from each phone you won't have an issue.
Jul
9
revised Stack Exchange Java client library
added 83 characters in body
Jun
25
comment Java wrapper for Stack Exchange
@jjnguy I plan on it but I started working on other parts of it before v0.9 and I've just been too lazy to stash the changes and update it. There is just one place you have to make the change.
Jun
24
revised Widget Of Awesomeness, an extended profile JavaScript widget
Added link to source.
Jun
24
awarded  Scholar
Jun
23
comment Swatch: A Firefox plugin for monitoring Stack Exchange sites for interesting changes
@systempuntoout Go to Tools->Add-ons then select the extension then the "Preferences" button on the extension.
Jun
23
revised Swatch: A Firefox plugin for monitoring Stack Exchange sites for interesting changes
Version change.
Jun
23
comment Are apps created from the CC data dump ok to add?
@Kevin I think that depends on what you mean by arbitrary. There are a number of clauses in there that make it clear they want you to show the results as they are returned in their entirety. The results may contain tracking URLs that will mask the actual true URL and some results may be advertisements.
Jun
23
revised Are apps created from the CC data dump ok to add?
Ideas for tags.
Jun
22
awarded  Commentator
Jun
22
comment Are apps created from the CC data dump ok to add?
@Kevin Montrose There are a number of reasons. First off I don't believe there is a "legal" way to access Google search outside of a webapp. Second Google will never have domain knowledge of the Stack Exchange sites. You can't ask Google to limit the search to accepted answers. Try this sess.ioncannon.net and then see how much of that Google can do.
Jun
22
comment Swatch: A Firefox plugin for monitoring Stack Exchange sites for interesting changes
@George Stocker The plugin polls so I could see that happening. Depending on how many profiles the person configures, how many mentions they have and how quickly they tell it to poll. A 15 second poll would work out to 10.5KB each poll and that is still pretty big, all my info polls in about 2KB.
Jun
22
comment Widget Of Awesomeness, an extended profile JavaScript widget
@George Edison I couldn't repeat getting stuck but I did see the error. I changed things a little and got the error in question to go away. I also added some more error handling so hopefully between those two things it fixes the issue.
Jun
22
asked Are apps created from the CC data dump ok to add?
Jun
22
comment Widget Of Awesomeness, an extended profile JavaScript widget
@George Edison Is that causing something to break for you? That looks like it is part of the theme javascript.
Jun
22
asked Widget Of Awesomeness, an extended profile JavaScript widget
Jun
10
comment Can we have some sort of notification system?
This is what pubsubhubbub is for. I imagine the answer will be no because of complexity. I would rather just have a firehose with every change in it.
Jun
10
awarded  Supporter