Will

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15 years, 72 days
Maplesoft
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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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Will Spaetzel is a Software Architect in the Maple T.A. Team at Maplesoft.

He started at Maplesoft in May of 2004 for a 16 month internship while completing his Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Western Ontario. During his final year at UWO, he continued on as moderator for MaplePrimes. He joined Maplesoft full-time in May 2006 and moved to the web team in Jan 2007. In December of 2010, Will moved to the Maple T.A. team. 

Will was born and grew up in Ontario, Canada. He maintains a personal blog, dabbles in photography builds web applications in his spare time.

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Read the abstract for this medical journal. It describes "Tai's Model" for determining the area underneath a curve. Apparently the article has received 75 citations.

I found this great post on Twitter today. Two fans of Maple dress up as Maple and MATLAB for halloween:

@pastelpastel @snowangelzz Math costumes from last year! Matl... on Twitpic

I know that lots of you are big fans of Maple, but how many of you would consider going out in public dressed as Maple?

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William Spaetzel
MaplePrimes Administrator
Software Developer, Maplesoft 

I just updated MaplePrimes to have a Print-Specific CSS file that fixes a bug in Firefox that was stopping more than one page printing. This also improves the quality of printouts for all browsers because it removes the sidebar, footer and header links. It also extends the main content to take up the whole width of the page.

You will only see this change when printing a page from Primes, it does not change the appearance of the site when browsing normally.

We just published an update to MaplePrimes that dramatically decreases the load times for thread pages. The improvement comes from not including the Comments or Branch information in the initial page load. Instead, the comments and branches are loaded via JavaScript after the initial page load. We are also loading the right hand sidebar of the site using JavaScript, so the size of each page is much smaller. Your browser will cache the sidebar and only reload it when new information appears there.

In our experimentation, we find that thread pages load considerably faster especially for pages with many comments. Also, and added bonus of serving the sidebar via JavaScript means that the Google spider will no longer include the sidebar content in its index, so this issue will be resolved.

The Popular Post and Popular Question badges require 1000 different people to view the Post or Question. A number of Posts and Questions show that they have over 1000 views, but their creators haven't received the badge. This is because the count currently displayed includes all views of the page, including repeats from the same Member or IP address.

I just published an update that now allows you to hover over the view counter and have the number of unique viewers appear in a tooltip. This should be useful for people curious to see how close they are to earning those two badges.

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