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bio website BillTheLizard.com
location Charlotte, NC
age 39
visits member for 3 years, 11 months
seen 2 days ago

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.


Aug
24
comment Rep Compare - Utility for Comparing Reputation - Version 0.8
@jjnguy: I'll be cutting it off before that, so I can bask in my August 2008 glory. :)
Aug
24
answered Rep Compare - Utility for Comparing Reputation - Version 0.8
Aug
13
comment How to format time since xxx e.g. “4 minutes ago” similar to Stack Exchange sites
@Juha: Yeah, I'm not crazy about that either. It's an artifact of the way that "an hour ago" is defined as 45 - 90 minutes ago and anything more than that (within the last 24 hours) is displayed as an integer number of hours. I wanted to stay true to the original implementation though.
Aug
13
answered Is Stack API blocking Yahoo YQL services?
Aug
3
comment Post questions using API
It seems like this question gets asked every week, but I can't find the original or any duplicates (they're probably being deleted). Perhaps it should be added to the FAQ or even the Getting Started sidebar?
Aug
3
revised Post questions using API
added 149 characters in body
Aug
3
answered Post questions using API
Jul
29
comment Intermittent bug in the /search route when providing both tagged and nottagged parameters.
I had a feeling this one would be nasty when the test output started changing on its own. Thanks for killing it.
Jul
29
accepted Intermittent bug in the /search route when providing both tagged and nottagged parameters.
Jul
28
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
28
comment List of example questions
Yes, answers can be locked.
Jul
26
revised StackWrap4J Java wrapper
edited body
Jul
26
comment StackWrap4J Java wrapper
@Catchwa: It does look there was a fix that we could apply on our end. Can you try version 1.0.1 and let us know how that works for you? We appreciate the feedback.
Jul
25
comment StackWrap4J Java wrapper
Is it GWT or Google App Engine that's throwing the exception? I've not used either, but it looks like the security permission error is coming from GAE. Is there somewhere that you can configure permissions?
Jul
24
awarded  Self-Learner
Jul
24
revised StackWrap4J Java wrapper
added a an example showing how to search for users
Jul
20
comment Announcing Apps to the Public
Oh... I certainly hope so, since I already mentioned it on Twitter and my blog. Also, pics of the tattoos, please. ;)
Jul
19
comment Intermittent bug in the /search route when providing both tagged and nottagged parameters.
@code: Thanks. You'd think I would know how this system works by now. :)
Jul
19
comment Intermittent bug in the /search route when providing both tagged and nottagged parameters.
@code, @system, @Kevin: I'm now getting 30 on the 1st and 3rd links, but still only 29 on the second. The pagesize value is correct (30), but only 29 questions are in the result.
Jul
10
revised StackWrap4J Java wrapper
deleted 474 characters in body