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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.


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awarded  Nice Question
Sep
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asked Official keyboard shortcuts
Aug
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comment “Reply” links on comments
Actually, all this script (in its current version) really needs is to remove spaces, so the character whitelist isn't really necessary anymore (I really thought I had made this change already, but it looks like I never did). I'll add your characters to stackapps.com/questions/2050/threaded-comments, though. And good point about updating the site list; will do. Thanks!
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@Dont in theory yes, since votes have an exact time stamp. In practice, that's a lot more data to pull from the server, and does anyone really need hourly (or higher) resolution?
Jun
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comment Not a real question – A Stack Exchange game
@glasnt: Yeah, you'll see those once in a while -- lots of applications using the API are running on the Google App Engine, so if one of them goes rogue, chances are good that this impacts NARQ as well. Glad you enjoyed it!
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Mar
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@DennisWilliamson: If this still happens after updating, what user page is that happening on?
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@MatthewFlaschen: [status-completed] :)
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Mar
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@JeffSwensen: Indeed -- thanks! That's fixed now. Note that it's still off by 100, because the association bonus isn't reported by the page.
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@DennisWilliamson: That must be a browser weirdness on your side; I can't repro that in my Chrome. It also hasn't changed in the file, and the file name was always 98920.user.js.