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bio website BillTheLizard.com
location Charlotte, NC
age 40
visits member for 4 years, 7 months
seen Dec 15 at 20:30

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
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
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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.
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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
added 1 characters in body