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Software geek.

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May
11
awarded  Tumbleweed
May
10
awarded  Popular Question
May
7
comment SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
@PaulPeelen: That's curious. Thanks for the info, I'll see if I can find out why that is happening.
May
7
comment SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
@PaulPeelen: Do you have the Growl application installed? If so, which version?
May
7
comment SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
@PaulPeelen: Is it possible that you have two instances of the notifier running at the same time? This can happen accidentally if you ask it to hide itself, then start another one.
May
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May
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May
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asked StackHose: live real-time event stream in your browser
May
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revised Firehose JSON streaming event service
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Apr
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Apr
27
answered Add message ID to inbox items
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
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comment Firehose JSON streaming event service
@russau: Good idea, a single command example is nicer.
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asked Why does the /events service sometimes pause for a couple of minutes?
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