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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.


Jul
22
answered Is “drin” in “Es ist noch mehr drin” an idiom?
Jan
28
revised Two quotes (without quotation marks) in *one* sentence, introduced by two colons?
force re-render to fix markdown bug
Sep
21
awarded  Custodian
May
24
awarded  Yearling
Apr
13
comment When do we omit the trailing “-e” in 1st person singular?
somewhat related: german.stackexchange.com/questions/3106/…
Apr
13
comment “Du hast da noch ein Bier zu stehen” - richtig oder falsch?
"Man kann zwar auch in Berlin gepflegt einen sitzen haben, aber man hat niemanden zu sitzen, und man hat auch niemanden zu liegen. Folglich muss kein Mann befürchten, jemals von seiner Frau die folgenden Worte zu hören: "Schatz, du kannst da jetzt nicht rein, ich hab da noch den Klempner zu liegen." -- Zwiebelfisch :)
Mar
11
comment Continuing situations in German
"Liebst du mich noch immer?" Why would that not work at all? Sounds perfectly correct to me, even if it sounds a bit more like written than like spoken language.
Aug
31
comment What is a suboptimal question?
8th place for Word of the year 2005 :)
Jul
8
awarded  Synonymizer
Jun
17
comment Welche dieser Wörter/Aussprüche sind tabu?
"jedem das Seine"? War mir neu, dass das eine Nazi-Konnotation hat (und ich benutze es durchaus)
Jun
8
comment Wie bezeichnet man Konstrukte wie “Wir sind Papst”?
Bild dir deine Sprache
Jun
5
comment What does “Schi-Scha-Schubidupp” mean?
youtube.com/watch?v=hSwJ2rjUSdc (for people who think @splattne is just expressing a lack of amorous feelings for Keyboardsurfer)
May
31
comment Was ist das Partizip Perfekt eines englischen Lehnwortes wie “booten”?
@deceze: Du meinst doch wohl hoffentlich "downgeloaded", oder? ;p
May
27
awarded  Commentator
May
27
comment Gibt es im Deutschen viele Wörter, die durch Transposition eines einzigen Buchstabens eine neue Bedeutung bekommen?
Sorry, aber das ist eindeutig außerhalb des "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face." aus den faq.
May
27
reviewed Approve suggested edit on “Für was” vs. “wofür” – gibt es Unterschiede und Regeln?
May
27
reviewed Approve suggested edit on word-choice tag wiki
May
27
reviewed Approve suggested edit on single-word-request tag wiki
May
27
reviewed Approve suggested edit on punctuation tag wiki excerpt
May
27
reviewed Approve suggested edit on nouns tag wiki