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Software geek.

Twitter: @ghewgill


Apr
27
comment SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
Thanks! The red message is a warning message, so it probably doesn't matter much. But I'll see if I can find a way to change that.
Apr
24
revised Firehose JSON streaming event service
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Apr
20
comment Why does the /events service sometimes pause for a couple of minutes?
@russau: I think you're on to something. I tried adding a random nonce= parameter to the query, but that didn't seem to help. Then I tried decreasing the since= parameter by 1 every time I got no results, and that does seem to avoid this problem (and I now get individual periods with no new events).
Apr
20
comment Why does the /events service sometimes pause for a couple of minutes?
@russau: That's a good point. If the caching is done at a layer above the API request handler, and during some 10-second period there is no new activity, then subsequent requests will use the same since field. That would explain why I never see single 10-second periods with 0 new events.
Apr
18
comment Firehose JSON streaming event service
@russau: Good idea, a single command example is nicer.
Apr
18
revised Firehose JSON streaming event service
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Apr
18
asked Why does the /events service sometimes pause for a couple of minutes?
Apr
17
revised Firehose JSON streaming event service
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Apr
17
revised Firehose JSON streaming event service
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Apr
17
comment Sorting the event stream
You may be interested in a new service I put together: Firehose JSON streaming event service
Apr
17
asked Firehose JSON streaming event service
Apr
14
comment SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
@YvesR: Sorry, could you clarify that? Which stackoverflow page are you referring to?
Apr
13
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Apr
12
awarded  Scholar
Apr
12
revised Does /invalidate work for no-expiry tokens?
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Apr
12
accepted Does /invalidate work for no-expiry tokens?
Apr
12
comment Does /invalidate work for no-expiry tokens?
Confirmed, thanks!
Apr
12
awarded  Good Question
Apr
7
comment soDumpMe: a Ruby script co convert Data Dump XML to HTML
Ah, finally found the original post: meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/20823/…
Apr
7
comment soDumpMe: a Ruby script co convert Data Dump XML to HTML
FWIW, I have a set of tools that can do the same thing with an XML data dump: github.com/ghewgill/so-static (there's not much documentation, but enough to make it go)