balpha

Berlin, Germany

balpha.de

Age: 34

My name is Benjamin Dumke-von der Ehe. I am Stack Overflow Valued Associate #00007, which is just a confusing way of saying that I work as a developer for Stack Exchange.

I am @balpha on Twitter. My blog's "about" page explains the origin of my user name.

I am the creator of Unicornify, the service that gives you these lovable creatures:

I also created Lyfe, a small library adding yield-based generators to JavaScript, and Not a Real Question, a little game that's played with data from various Stack Exchange sites.

I sometimes have a strange sense of humor, but I also like to explain things I fix, break, care about, or come up with.

6h
comment Stackagotchi Strategery
The number of votes required depends on the number of people who voted in the last round. Keeping the popup open has no influence on the quorum.
8h
comment When something that was supposed to be fun became not fun
There's no point in this. You don't need the restart button if you want to be a jerk and harm another site's game.
8h
comment When something that was supposed to be fun became not fun
That's nonsense, you're talking about actively community-hostile behavior. That's not exciting, that's malicious.
14h
comment StackEgg - what is this thing called "fun"?
@SPArchaeologist Click the question mark and read the FAQ :)
15h
revised What's StackEgg?
edited tags
Mar
27
comment Ban LMGTFY (let me google that for you) links
@LightnessRacesinOrbit I never claimed that "Every question should be on Stack Overflow" is my opinion.
Mar
27
comment Ban LMGTFY (let me google that for you) links
@LightnessRacesinOrbit Look at the date of the answer.
Mar
26
revised Why didn't (or did) I or some other user get a hat although the requirements were (or weren't) fulfilled?
edited tags
Mar
25
comment Why do revision comparisons have an add and a delete even when only one is necessary?
@Pacerier Code diffs and text diffs already are different.
Mar
24
awarded Good Answer
Mar
22
awarded Great Answer
Mar
22
comment 1024 pixels wide: overlap between time of activity and site icon in network profile (activity tab) and other issues
This has nothing to do with screen resolution, just with the very wide characters in your browser's default font.
Mar
16
comment Calling methods written in class library project from webforms in ASP.net using LINQ to entities
Note: If you're trying to go to the revision history of this answer and it crashes your browser, see code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=467534.
Mar
16
revised Calling methods written in class library project from webforms in ASP.net using LINQ to entities
replaced link with what I think was the intended one
Mar
13
comment Is the loading icon copyrighted by Stack Exchange?
@Omega Sure they can. (I guess. I have no idea if that gif even meets the threshold for copyright eligibility.) That's why I said, with the permission of Stack Exchange Inc.
Mar
12
awarded Autobiographer
Mar
11
comment Remote parser fails to parse image in my post but javascript parser (during edit) parses it OK
That's absolutely okay, I didn't mean to criticize you for it. BTW, we natively support pasting images (Ctrl-G Ctrl-V).
Mar
11
revised Remote parser fails to parse image in my post but javascript parser (during edit) parses it OK
edited tags
Mar
11
answered Remote parser fails to parse image in my post but javascript parser (during edit) parses it OK
Mar
11
awarded Editor
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