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.

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revised Absence of chat notification makes me focus on work. Help!
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answered Absence of chat notification makes me focus on work. Help!
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comment Absence of chat notification makes me focus on work. Help!
Hmm, cdn-chat.sstatic.net/chat/meta.ogg and sstatic.net/chat/meta.ogg seem empty in Chrome, but wgetting it works just fine. Weird.
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comment Absence of chat notification makes me focus on work. Help!
Strangely it's only on chat.meta, but works fine on chat.so and chat.se. Can you confirm that? Maybe it's an issue with the audio file encoding that the newest Chrome version doesn't handle anymore.
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comment Absence of chat notification makes me focus on work. Help!
Yep, I've been having the same issue since yesterday. Stupid chat devs, Y U NO FIX! ... oh wait
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comment Why do i get a parser error while having a chat in any room
Have you retried reloading the chat room (pressing F5)? If not, can you try and let me know if that fixes it?
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comment A state of grace. Period
@Robusto Please read my answer closely. Granting additional time in that case is equivalent to a) extending the deadline and b) preventing an edit from being started too close to the end of that extended deadline.
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awarded Nice Answer
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revised Where does the chat get the thumbnail on Wikipedia links from?
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comment Wikipedia onebox is dropping random text
@Cerberus See my updated answer here.
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revised Wikipedia Chat One-Boxing doesn't always pick the correct image from the article
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comment Wikipedia Chat One-Boxing doesn't always pick the correct image from the article
Good tip, thank you. We're using that now; see my updated answer.
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revised Wikipedia Chat One-Boxing doesn't always pick the correct image from the article
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comment Wikipedia onebox is dropping random text
@Cerberus far ahead of you :) I'll deploy that change shortly
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revised Incorrect oneboxing for Wikipedia page
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answered Incorrect oneboxing for Wikipedia page
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revised Oneboxing Wikipedia includes processing instructions like __NOTOC__
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answered Oneboxing Wikipedia includes processing instructions like __NOTOC__
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comment Chat misses some words when oneboxing Wikipedia info
Fixed now: i.stack.imgur.com/ZaUXq.png (see meta.stackexchange.com/a/80631/115866)
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