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Software geek.

Twitter: @ghewgill


Jan
23
comment SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
Just to be clear, can you log in normally to the site through Safari itself? I'm not sure why it's not working for you. The notifier really just hands off the job of authentication to the popup browser window, and returns when it's reported as successful. Do you have a different computer you can try it on?
Jan
23
comment SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
Ok cool. You say you're able to log in through your browser, but which browser? The notifier uses Safari because that's guaranteed to be available to OS X apps. Make sure that you haven't disabled cookies or something in the Safari settings. Google's login process is different from Stack Exchange so they're not really comparable.
Jan
23
comment SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
No, the beta version I posted is exactly the same as the latest version with the addition of a single change that attempts to avoid the -999 error. Please let me know if the version I posted avoids the -999 error or not.
Jan
23
comment SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
I hadn't seen this error before, but stackoverflow.com/questions/1024748/… provided a clue. Try hewgill.com/senotifier/stack-exchange-notifier-beta.dmg and see if that helps. Let me know whether this works for you or not. Thanks!
Jan
17
revised SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
added 81 characters in body
Jan
17
comment SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
Version 1.1 now supports Notification Center.
Jan
17
comment SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
@Nathan: Version 1.1 (downloadable as .dmg) now has Notification Center support.
Jan
17
comment SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
Version 1.1 now supports Notification Center.
Jan
17
revised SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
version 1.1
Nov
1
comment SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
@Barmar: If you clear your SE inbox on the web site, then the messages should also disappear from the notifier. Note that there is a current bug that sometimes causes old messages to temporarily reappear in the notifier.
Oct
27
revised Unread messages in inbox query shows older inbox messages
still happens on 2.1
Oct
26
asked Unread messages in inbox query shows older inbox messages
Oct
24
comment SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
You know, I've actually noticed the same thing. I haven't narrowed down the problem, but it looks like it might be a problem with the site itself. I'm currently investigating.
Oct
7
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
21
comment SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
@Owen: That's your browser (Safari) interacting with the web site to log you in automatically (out of the control of the notifier). So to do a full re-login, you also have to log out of the web site too (delete associated cookies if all else fails).
Sep
20
comment SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
@Owen: Use "Invalidate login token".
Aug
19
revised Stack Overflow ebooks for Kindle
version 2012.08
Aug
7
awarded  Nice Question
May
22
accepted Why does the /events service sometimes pause for a couple of minutes?
May
20
awarded  Yearling