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bio website BillTheLizard.com
location Charlotte, NC
age 40
visits member for 4 years, 5 months
seen Sep 19 at 15:25

Big Ball of Mud maintainer (mostly Java, C++, and SQL - Perl, Python, and JavaScript as necessary) currently living in Charlotte, NC. I also tutor Java, Python, and JavaScript part-time at Franklin University.

I blog about programming, math, learning, and technology at BillTheLizard.com.

You can follow me on Twitter, @lizardbill. (If I recognize you from SO or meta, I'll probably follow you back.) You can also find me on Google+ and on GitHub. (Questions about moderator actions on Stack Overflow should still be posted on Meta Stack Overflow.)

I also wrote @BountyBot, a Twitter bot that posts new and interesting bounty questions from Stack Overflow. You can view the source on GitHub.


Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
May
19
awarded  Yearling
Mar
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Any CSS ninjas want to help me style my sample app?
Mar
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Total reputation reported by the /users/{ids}/reputation route is low
Mar
6
comment Total reputation reported by the /users/{ids}/reputation route is low
@BrockAdams Yes, if a post stays on the site for 60 days or more and has a score of 3 or higher when it's deleted, you get to keep the reputation. meta.stackoverflow.com/a/124805/1288
Mar
6
comment Total reputation reported by the /users/{ids}/reputation route is low
@TimStone You might be on to something. I know I have a ton of answers on old deleted questions that probably were upvoted enough and stuck around long enough that the reputation was grandfathered.
Mar
6
asked Total reputation reported by the /users/{ids}/reputation route is low
Feb
25
comment A script that notifies you about posts related to you?
You could probably do this with a combination of search for profile links and /questions/{ids}/linked.
Feb
25
awarded  Custodian
Feb
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on A script that notifies you about posts related to you?
Feb
23
asked bounties_offered are not being returned correctly from /users/{ids}/reputation
Feb
23
asked Reputation changes from accepting answers to questions are not included in reputation results
Feb
23
revised The reputation_change field is missing from the reputation results on some CW posts
edited title
Feb
23
asked The reputation_change field is missing from the reputation results on some CW posts
Jan
31
comment Looking for a beginner's tutorial to using the API
@RanjitPati That library is quite far out of date. There were a few others, but I don't know if any of them have been kept up. See the answers to Java wrapper for Stack Exchange.
Jan
5
awarded  Good Question
Oct
16
asked Can we get better precision on rate fields in the info object?
Sep
14
comment How much content is OK to display?
@ChrisGerken I'm not sure either. It might have been observed in the past from sites that were scraping giant amounts of content from Stack Overflow, so they put that clause in just to explicitly tell people not to do it.
Sep
13
answered How much content is OK to display?