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bio website BillTheLizard.com
location Charlotte, NC
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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.


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
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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.
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Jul
6
revised Intermittent bug in the /search route when providing both tagged and nottagged parameters.
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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.
Jul
1
revised Intermittent bug in the /search route when providing both tagged and nottagged parameters.
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Jul
1
asked Intermittent bug in the /search route when providing both tagged and nottagged parameters.
Jun
29
comment A Stack of Twits - Tweeting all over your stack
At least that domain name doesn't need a hyphen to disambiguate it from a site for gender reassignment specialists.
Jun
28
revised How to use min/max with sort
my OCD demanded uniformity
Jun
25
revised Java wrapper for Stack Exchange
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Jun
25
revised StackWrap4J Java wrapper
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Jun
23
revised StackWrap4J Java wrapper
The current jar was built with 1.6. I'll use a 1.5 JDK on the next build.
Jun
23
comment What real world application does the Stack API have?
Clippy: "I noticed you're trying to parse HTML with regular expressions. Are you sure that's a good idea?" ;)