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bio website balpha.de
location Berlin, Germany
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seen Nov 18 at 7:53

My name is Benjamin Dumke-von der Ehe. I am Stack Overflow Valued Associate #00007, which is just a confusing way of saying that I work as a developer for Stack Exchange.

I am @balpha on Twitter. My blog's "about" page explains the origin of my user name.

I am the creator of Unicornify, the service that gives you these lovable creatures:

I also created Lyfe, a small library adding yield-based generators to JavaScript, and Not a Real Question, a little game that's played with data from various Stack Exchange sites.

I sometimes have a strange sense of humor, but I also like to explain things I fix, break, care about, or come up with.


Dec
17
comment Threaded comments
@MartinSchröder Yeah, there's an interference with the Winter Bash javascript. I'll fix that later today.
Nov
28
comment Official keyboard shortcuts
My bad, now fixed in bitbucket.org/balpha/se-keyboard-shortcuts/commits/….
Nov
28
comment Official keyboard shortcuts
For completeness: I fixed this a few days later in bitbucket.org/balpha/se-keyboard-shortcuts/commits/…
Nov
28
comment Official keyboard shortcuts
fixed in bitbucket.org/balpha/se-keyboard-shortcuts/commits/…
Nov
18
awarded  Critic
Aug
27
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
19
comment Dude, where's my cursor?
What are the fatal errors? And does it work if you install it directly as a Chrome userscript instead of going through Tampermonkey?
Jul
14
comment Bad format returned by Stack Exchange API, not GZip?
Yes, that's what I said. Of course the JSON is UTF8-encoded. But treating the raw gzip data as UTF8 is what makes no sense.
Jul
13
answered Bad format returned by Stack Exchange API, not GZip?
Jul
5
awarded  Good Question
May
20
awarded  Yearling
Jan
28
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
26
comment Dude, where's my cursor?
@JeffAtwood Interesting idea, though I wonder if that's feasible. Mapping a character in a text area to a screen position is pretty much impossible.
Jan
26
comment Dude, where's my cursor?
@badp As always in Chrome, you have to open chrome://extensions, and then drag the script from the download bar at the bottom onto that tab.
Jan
26
revised Dude, where's my cursor?
added 1 characters in body
Jan
26
asked Dude, where's my cursor?
Jan
8
awarded  Favorite Question
Jan
2
awarded  Custodian
Jan
2
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Reputation graph
Nov
11
comment Threaded comments
@Asad Already exists. After you click "unthread", you can click "thread" to show the comments as before.