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Software geek.

Twitter: @ghewgill


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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.