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Software geek.

Twitter: @ghewgill


Jun
1
comment SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
That probably means you're already logged in. Try "Invalidate login token" if you want to log in again.
May
20
awarded  Yearling
Dec
26
awarded  Great Question
Oct
15
comment Firehose JSON streaming event service
I fixed the app, it was getting an error authenticating to the SE API due to an expired token or something.
Oct
12
comment Firehose JSON streaming event service
Yes, there seems to be something wrong with my firehose service. I am not in a position to investigate right now.
Oct
8
comment SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
@Jason: To clear all notifications, go to SE itself (the web site), and click on the red notification counter icon in the top bar. After a few minutes, the notifier will clear all its notifications when it next updates.
Aug
23
comment Firehose JSON streaming event service
@RakeshAdhikesavan: No, it won't stop because of a throttle. If you get disconnected for some reason, just reconnect.
Aug
15
comment Firehose JSON streaming event service
@RakeshAdhikesavan: Yes, you could use the firehose to get notifications about all new activity, and throw away everything that does not relate to your particular question of interest. Of course if you're writing your own program, you'll probably want to use the /events interface directly; the stuff I wrote is designed for consumption within a browser.
Aug
15
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
3
comment SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
@Barmar: Please see meta.stackexchange.com/questions/235000/… for the status of this current Stack Exchange API bug.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
May
20
awarded  Yearling
Feb
13
comment Firehose JSON streaming event service
@SarathSaleem: I'm afraid not. The /events service does not return tag information, so a request would need to be made for each question (these can be batched). This is something a client can do if required.
Feb
3
comment SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
I suppose you could rebuild the SENotifier app with a version of the Growl library that has this bug fixed.
Nov
17
comment SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
Pull requests accepted. :) github.com/ghewgill/senotifier
Nov
3
comment SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
It looks like that crash is happening in the Growl library. For OS X 10.8 and later, you should choose "Enable Notifications (OS X)" from the Preferences menu, and turn off Growl. Growl is only needed for older OS X that doesn't have Notification Center.
May
20
awarded  Yearling
Feb
7
awarded  Favorite Question
Jan
23
comment SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
@Barmar: No, the SE API does not provide any way for a program such as the notifier to mark individual items as "read".
Jan
23
comment SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
Great, that sounds like it's working normally! When opening a page, the notifier hands the URL off to the OS, which then hands it off to your configured default browser (Firefox), which doesn't know anything about the fact that you're already logged in inside the notifier.