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bio website patridgedev.com
location Cheyenne, WY
age 33
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Mobile app developer with an ASP.NET/JS background.

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Apr
28
comment StackGeography, a Stack Exchange question mapping site
It's been located at stackgeography.apphb.com for a while now. There were a few links in there that worked, but I hadn't updated them all. When the custom domain came up for renewal, I let it go.
Jul
31
comment StackGeography, a Stack Exchange question mapping site
Thanks for the feedback. The repeat was by design, since I couldn't guarantee where the viewer would be located. I didn't want to pin someone into a corner of a continent-centric layout. Unfortunately, this caused that marker issue to arise that you noticed. If two flags for the same item are visible, Google Maps highlights one of them regardless of which one is actually clicked. I haven't nailed down if this is something I am doing, but I am suspecting the Google Maps system does this by default.
May
26
comment StackGeography, a Stack Exchange question mapping site
@systempuntoout When AppHarbor started charging for using a custom hostname, the domain stopped resolving. I hadn't been back here in a while, but it has been forwarding correctly for a while now.
Mar
9
comment StackGeography, a Stack Exchange question mapping site
@matcheek All the geocoding is done with Google Maps API, but I proxy it through a server-side DB cache since the app was hammering Google directly for every person for a very limited number of unique user locations. After running for most of three months, there are only 790 entries in said cache (oddly, only 18 entries that didn't geocode).
Feb
27
comment StackGeography, a Stack Exchange question mapping site
In case you check it out again, I added multiple-site polling. All selected sites from the list of checkboxes (vs. the old radio buttons) is still a saved preference.
Feb
13
comment StackGeography, a Stack Exchange question mapping site
I definitely have that planned for where there are far more preferences to be set. Until I get the chance to really incorporate savings of preferences, I did a stripped-down version. While it doesn't assume you want to start polling, it does save/load your chosen site from localStorage when it is available in the viewing browser. After you have a setting saved, it should auto-select; just wait for the selection window to pop and smash the enter key to start polling.
Jan
24
comment StinkingBadges - Track your progress towards long-term badges
@agent86 I checked it out from Kevin Montrose's tweet about it.
Jan
24
comment StinkingBadges - Track your progress towards long-term badges
Would it be possible to link directly to an answer within a question in the "Nice/Good/Great Answer" sections instead of the parent question page?
Jan
24
comment StinkingBadges - Track your progress towards long-term badges
Very fun stuff. I can definitely see now why you were also hitting that throttle issue I put in StackGeography's screenshot.
Jan
12
comment How do I get a filter to let through the fields I specify?
On a slightly unrelated note, these filter-included URLs don't work with markdown directly (had to shorten them first). I put it on meta, but I am guessing it's by design for some of the funky characters they include.
Jan
12
comment How do I get a filter to let through the fields I specify?
Well, I feel stupid now. Thank you so much for taking the time to get me going in the right direction. That ought to cut down the data over the wire for my app quite a bit. BTW, I absolutely love this concept in an API.
Jan
11
comment StackGeography, a Stack Exchange question mapping site
@Rebecca In case you hadn't seen it since, it is fully functional now. While it still has some 403s from the Google Maps API (I must have made them very angry), they don't affect the interactions.
Jan
10
comment StackGeography, a Stack Exchange question mapping site
@agent86 I hoped you wouldn't mind. I chose that question because I had that issue while developing this app.
Jan
10
comment StackGeography, a Stack Exchange question mapping site
Looks like I maxed out my geocoding quota on Google Maps. I'm not sure how to go about fixing that yet, but I will definitely need to look into it.
Jan
9
comment StackGeography, a Stack Exchange question mapping site
Thanks for letting me know. I'll definitely look into a way to fix that. That is a fairly standard jQuery UI dialog box, so I hope tracking down a solution will be easy. Unfortunately, I only tested on Snow Leopard (no Lion yet) and Windows 7. It is weird that it worked fine on Safari for both of those, though.
Jan
8
comment Why do I get a throttle violation after 300 requests while using a key but no access_token?
Not that it helps, but I ran into the same issue on polling the API, even with ?key={my_key} in all the request. Fortunately, I could just switch from my home IP to a different one by running my machine's traffic through my phone (not ideal for speed, but it bought me enough time to call it a day and wait for the reset).