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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.


Jul
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awarded  Good Question
May
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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.
Nov
10
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
8
comment Reputation graph
@JonCage It's been like that for months; see stackapps.com/questions/3498/… (includes workaround)
Sep
30
comment “Reply” links on comments
@MartinSchröder Fixed now.
Sep
28
comment “Reply” links on comments
@MartinSchröder Ah yeah, I never fixed that... (To be honest, I haven't been using this script much since we put the tab autocompleter in). I'll fix it over the weekend; it's easy enough.
Sep
23
comment is there a way to use my app to authenticate users with only a StackOverflow account with the stackExchange oauth api 2.1?
@agares Just use the same login you used for the other sites. You already have a Stack Exchange network account: stackexchange.com/users/1073949/agares
Sep
23
answered is there a way to use my app to authenticate users with only a StackOverflow account with the stackExchange oauth api 2.1?
Sep
13
awarded  Favorite Question
Sep
12
comment Threaded comments
@Pureferret You're absolutely right, it would be identical. I'm not thinking about technical issues, more conceptual issues. It should also be noted that most comment threads are fairly short, and any additional user interface functionality creates an additional burden, so you'd have to weigh the two. I don't actually have strong feelings about your proposal; I'm just not quite convinced.
Sep
12
comment Threaded comments
@Pureferret Hmm, I see your point, but it's somewhat problematic in that this script really only does guesswork (even if fairly educated guesswork) as to what is a reply to what. I fear that with such a functionality as you request, it creates a too confident impression of its abilities.