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bio website BillTheLizard.com
location Charlotte, NC
age 41
visits member for 5 years, 2 months
seen Jul 27 at 15:27

Big Ball of Mud maintainer (mostly Java, C#, and SQL - Python and JavaScript as necessary) currently living in Charlotte, NC.

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.

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


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
Jul
10
revised StackWrap4J Java wrapper
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Jul
9
comment Stack Exchange site layout question
@Matt: It looks like it could range quite a bit. "1 month, possibly many more" according to Jeff. See: What is the minimum length of time a proposed site will be in its beta phase?
Jul
9
answered Stack Exchange site layout question
Jul
8
answered StackWrap4J Java wrapper
Jul
7
revised How to format time since xxx e.g. “4 minutes ago” similar to Stack Exchange sites
deleted 407 characters in body
Jul
7
comment How to format time since xxx e.g. “4 minutes ago” similar to Stack Exchange sites
Follow-up question: There are some slight errors on the elapsed times displayed on the site due to treating all months uniformly as 30 days and ignoring leap years. Do you think it's a good idea to keep these errors to match the site (see my answer) or should we try to fix them?
Jul
7
answered How to format time since xxx e.g. “4 minutes ago” similar to Stack Exchange sites
Jul
6
answered How to format reputation numbers similar to Stack Exchange sites
Jul
6
revised How to format reputation numbers similar to Stack Exchange sites
edited body
Jul
6
revised Intermittent bug in the /search route when providing both tagged and nottagged parameters.
deleted 31 characters in body
Jul
6
revised Intermittent bug in the /search route when providing both tagged and nottagged parameters.
added 221 characters in body
Jul
1
comment Are there any restrictions on using icons/look-and-feel from the site(s)?
"@" comments/replies/mentions were already popular on Twitter before SO picked it up, and probably came from somewhere else before that. I'm sure that feature is free to imitate.