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 iOS application hat bug?
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comment Is the "snow" effect on the Winter Bash page open source?
Shame on me :(
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comment How often do the new hat checks get run?
@RobFarley That "for a while" shouldn't be more than five minutes (note that in chat, only your avatar on new messages may be wearing a new hat). And calling that a "big deal" seems a bit much for me.
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comment How can I earn the Resolution hat?
Sorry, but that's nonsense. Of course they have to be your own comments. It's a new years hat that is called "resolution" after all.
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answered How often do the new hat checks get run?
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revised Profile picture not updated in leaderboard
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answered Profile picture not updated in leaderboard
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comment Bill Lumbergh - all 5 questions in a single Saturday?
The fact that you even asked this question shows that it's not unambiguous, though :)
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comment Bill Lumbergh - all 5 questions in a single Saturday?
The way I read it I don't feel it's wrong, but I agree it's definitely unclear. I'll change the wording.
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comment Profile picture not updated in leaderboard
Please clarify -- the text of your question speaks of the various leaderboards, but in your screenshot you only highlight the little "logged in" icon at the top. Do you really see the old avatar in the leaderboard? I see the new one, and it should always be correct withing half an hour after changing it.
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revised Winter Bash 2013/2014: Misalignment of the hat boxes due to incomplete CSS rule set
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comment Bill Lumbergh - all 5 questions in a single Saturday?
Please note that I have edited the answer to your question; the version you accepted was incorrect.
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revised Bill Lumbergh - all 5 questions in a single Saturday?
deleted 21 characters in body
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awarded Good Question
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awarded Good Answer
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comment Please allow me to wear my hat upside down
@ShadowWizard Be my guest, but don't expect a hat for guessing correctly.
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comment Please allow me to wear my hat upside down
@CarrieKendall I'm a fairly conservative guy. In public, I prefer to wear my oversized <s>soccer</s> football-shaped wearables on top of my had. Everything would be just silly.
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awarded Nice Answer
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comment Let us be more creative with our hat placement
meta.stackexchange.com/a/245795/115866 You won ;)
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revised Please allow me to wear my hat upside down
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