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seen Apr 17 at 22:54

I'm a moderator on Arqade/Gaming.StackExchange! Besides my moderator duties, I also occasionally contribute to the Arqade Blog and write tools against the SE API. I enjoy video games, and I like helping people enjoy games as well.

On top of all that, I co-author (with my partner in crime EBongo) a blog about gaming and technology called Without the Sarcasm.

We've blogged about:

You can also follow me on Twitter.

If you've run out of internet or just have a disorder that compels you to click all the links, you may be interested in other things I have been involved with, like:


Oct
27
comment StinkingBadges - Track your progress towards long-term badges
@eggyal, I reported the OAuth bug to the SE devs and they have fixed the issue. Thanks for helping us out!
May
20
comment StinkingBadges - Track your progress towards long-term badges
Edit stats aren't part of the API as far as I can tell. Voting is very general in the user object, but you do know those stats are tracked in the lower right hand corner of your user page, right?
Apr
7
comment TIARA - a tool for enhancing SE beauty
@minitech, looks like github changed something - github.com/blog/1452-new-github-pages-domain-github-io I'll have to update the domains for all my tools. Thanks for the heads up.
Nov
28
comment StinkingBadges - Track your progress towards long-term badges
The script uses CORS which historically has had dodgy support in Opera. I work around the limited availability in IE with a jQuery plugin, but I haven't tested extensively with Opera.
Oct
30
comment API endpoints do not set Access-Control-Allow-Origin, so CORS requests fail
@hippietrail, I've noticed issues in other areas, so I'm assuming the migration has a few hiccups. If it persists, you might ask a new question to file a bug with the team - I got pinged for your comment, and I can't do anything, I'm just a guy who codes against their API for entertainment :(
Oct
26
comment StinkingBadges - Track your progress towards long-term badges
@hugh, trying again just now and it seems to be working properly. I suppose whatever github outage is over now...
Oct
26
comment StinkingBadges - Track your progress towards long-term badges
@hugh, it's a github thing, so I don't host it. They may have changed something, though... I'll look into it.
Jul
28
comment ChatterBox - user script that adds inbox integration to Stack Exchange Chat!
@Ullallulloo, thanks for reminding me. I moved all the code and the pages around a while back. You can reinstall the script, or click this link to generate access tokens.
Jun
12
comment StinkingBadges - Track your progress towards long-term badges
Unfortunately, no. Due to the private nature of voting, I can't tell what you've voted for via the API. Therefore, I can't track this badge.
Apr
29
comment TIARA - a tool for enhancing SE beauty
@Gilles, I added some context to the "About" section, including a controversial meta post and some discussions in SE chat about the topic. I don't really expect everyone to find this useful, and I'm not attempting to make or set SE policy, just help people (mostly myself) handle what I've been told I should be responsible for.
Mar
30
comment What happened to the recent API contest?
@Pratheepch, mainly I was trying to point out that they're working on it and are aware we are all eagerly waiting the results :) We must have patience!
Mar
30
comment What happened to the recent API contest?
Last I heard was "6-8 weeks... :) (We're working on it. Honest.)"
Mar
26
comment More Stars - Userscript that frees up room so you can see more starred messages
+0.5 freehand circles, and +0.5 for more stars.
Mar
26
comment StinkingBadges - Track your progress towards long-term badges
Gah, I've just realized I never responded to this - my apologies. I can't make that a quick query against the API, but having more API functionality around tags is something that I'm interested in requesting when the "v2.1" or "v3.0" call for concepts happens.
Feb
29
comment Is there a way to get the edit URL for a tag wiki from the API?
If you visit stackapps.com/edit-tag-wiki/codeigniter - you're redirected to that URL. If you don't mind the redirect, you might just be able to get around it that way.
Feb
26
comment StatsExchange - low friction, API-based statistics generator
@GeorgeEdison, it's back up and running.
Feb
25
comment StatsExchange - low friction, API-based statistics generator
@GeorgeEdison This one's 100% javascript + jQuery.
Feb
12
comment ChatterBox - user script that adds inbox integration to Stack Exchange Chat!
Version 3.2 released, with John's request incorporated. Clicking anywhere outside the dialog closes it now.
Feb
10
comment ChatterBox - user script that adds inbox integration to Stack Exchange Chat!
@John Noted. I'll work on that for the next release.
Feb
5
comment Include Full Post Details In /users/{id}/timeline
I'm not sure if you're using API v2 or not, but you do know that the /questions/{ids} endpoint (as well as /answers and /comments) in v2 will take multiple ids in one call. If you parse through the timeline, and then need more information, you can keep a list of all the question, answer, and comment ID's, and then join them together to make just one API call for each type. This is covered in the docs under Vectorized Requests (I may be misunderstanding what you're trying to do though, and if so, I apologize)