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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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@DennisWilliamson: Fixed.
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@S.Mark: Fixed.
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@DennisWilliamson: Can you post a screenshot? Unless you mean the fact that the data seems to go back only a short time now -- that's what S.Mark was referring to.
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@S.Mark: Yes, it indeed does. Nick broke it :) Will work on it
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@Benjol: meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/82431/… :)
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comment Not a real question – A Stack Exchange game
@Steffen All available sites are retrieved via StackAuth, but I'd have to query every site's own API for the number of questions on the site (StackAuth doesn't give that number). Also, the number of questions isn't all there is to it: Imagine a site with 20000 questions all having a score between 0 and 5 or with never more than three tags -- you couldn't create a game from this site. So I'll keep it manual for now -- it's simple enough to enable a new site.