It’s my birthday

Ben Halpern on September 18, 2019

I turn 31 ☺️

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Please, accept this virtual cake

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As soon as I posted that I realised it looked like a middle finger. It's not supposed to!


As soon as you posted that, I realized it looks like a middle finger. I chuckled whether it was supposed to or not. Guess I'll be turning 15 this year!


Happy 4th Birthday!

...okay, yeah, family joke. You get your "real age" by adding the digits in your age together.


If you get a two-digit number as the sum, you have the option of adding again.

The benefit of this system is, you never actually age past 18.


But the danger of that system is about how hard to verify age-related information. 🤔


or which base you're using. He could be 3*16+4...

oh, to count my age in octal, instead of decimal...


I have a philosophy that everyone I don't know is 29... it has served me well.

That all depends on what you believe is typical of 29-year-olds. That philosophy could be good, or incredibly bad.

I've known a couple of people that clearly assumed anyone they didn't know was an overambitious college-undergrad-turned-script-kiddie, which led them to look their nose down at people with many times more experience than them.


Happy birthday man. Mine was on the 16th and I was the only one who remembered. reading your wished made me happy because they are September wishes 😁


16th is my Spwanday, too. Awesome.. didn't knew anyone who had the same Spawnday as i do. Cheers!

@ben : Happy Spawnday ;)


I remembered, just didn't know you that well. That's also my wife's birthday.


Ooooh. Happy birthday Ben! (Belated)

Here's a virtual coffee to go wit that virtual cake😄

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I have no other way of saying this to you, unfortunately....

It's really unhelpful when you delete a post in the middle of someone trying to help you.


My apologies - the misunderstanding caused me be to become embarrassed by the the problem so I reactively decided to remove the post.

Never be embarrassed because you need help.

But also never disrespect someone who is trying to help you, by just deleting the question they're replying to you on.

People asking questions help everyone, and we all have those moments where we ask silly questions - nobody will make fun of you for needing help.


Didn't even think of posting my birthday on here. Maybe that would have softened the blow of no one really saying anything to me or calling me beside the Facebook crap people do when prompted.

Got like a phone call from family and my partner and I had a date night while our daughter's grandpa watched her... It wasnt all bad....

Anyways... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!


Happy birthday Ben! Thanks for building a great community.


Happy birthday Ben! I had my birthday last month and switched to hex now, but you're not quite there yet :-)


Happy Birthday Ben, hope you have a great day 🍻. Thank you for creating a brilliant community for all us nerds! 🤓


Happy 31st BirthDay Ben, for this, I will post a special present for you in an hour


Happy birthday man. Thank you for your contribution to the tech space. Keep winning


Happy birthday, Ben!! 🎉🎉 mine is on Sunday :)


Happy birthday, mate. Same age but look how successful you are. :)


Thank you for helping build this community! Happy Birthday 🎂🧁 (: Wishing you the best and looking forward to another year of your work and this awesome platform!


Happy birthday Ben. Thanks for coming up with this beautiful platform. 🎂🎂🎂


Happy birthday, man! Septembers is the best! Mine was 14th, but I'm 1987 :)


Been there, done that... Don't worry, it'll pass.

Now seriously, happy birthday, man!


Happy birthday Ben, have a great celebrations 😉


Happy Birthday Ben!

Your work is benefiting a lot of us.

Inspiring to me.


*eagerly waits for next year when your age becomes a power of 2*


Happy birthday, dear Ben! Have a nice day, especially the evening!


Another person younger, yet more successful than me! What am I doing? 🙃

Gratulations ob surviving of another year! May many more come!


Happy Birthday! Do you celebrate in any sorta cool way like all month? (I've heard of people doing that...)


Happy birthday. thanks for creating this awesome site!


Happy birthday! Any birthday wish you can share with the peeps?


Wow! Seriously Ben? You're 31 and you own a company? Cool! Happy birthday!! Uhm, may I get your help with my company? I'm 28.


HBD. Enjoy it. Thanks for creating this amazing community.


That's only Eff-teen in programmer years. Happy Birthday!


Happy Belated Birthday Ben!!! Hope you had fun :)


Happy Birthday, Ben. I hope you'll take the day off :)


Have an amazing 31st level celebration today 🎊🎊🎉🎉


When I was 20 I said 30 years is very old, now I consider it's young so profit :D


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Happy birthday Ben! Have a damn good one, and many more!


11111 - The highest a programmer can count on one hand!
Congrats, Happy Birthday, and High Score to you Ben.


Happy Bday and best wishes😃🎉... I'll help myself out 🍰 😂


Level up!

+1 Age

And that's all because life isn't a great RPG.

Happy birthday, Ben :)


Sometimes your website haunts me in my dreams Ben. Its your birthday. Make a wish


Happy birthday!:) May you have a healthy and happy year ahead of you!


Happy Birthday Ben! Thanks for the dev.to

And everything...

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