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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.


Apr
4
comment Story about small girl,mother and 3 fathers
@AnkitSharma It could be either film. It's been over 20 years since I saw either one, but I think the mother had a bigger role in the sequel. James can just add the sequel to his answer.
Apr
4
comment Story about small girl,mother and 3 fathers
From the description, I think it might be the sequel, Three Men and a Little Lady.
Oct
26
comment Was Tony the Boss of the family in the Sopranos pilot?
There was a year between the pilot and the rest of the first season being shot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sopranos_%28episode%29
Oct
3
comment Is there any (real-world) significance to the numbers 28:06:42:12?
Interesting, I'd never heard of this before. This is called a Sidereal month because it's "the time it takes the Moon to return to a given position among the stars." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidereal_month#Sidereal_month
Mar
6
comment Why was the Avengers movie called something different in the UK?
Yes, "Suit up!" was his catchphrase on one of the early seasons of How I Met Your Mother.
Feb
4
comment Why wasn't Miles Dyson disarmed?
@jampez77 Yes, normally one person might stay behind to try and talk him out of it while the rest get a safe distance away. But in an instance where the trigger is something that the bomber physically can't keep open, it makes sense for everyone to run for it.
Jan
14
comment Why did the writers / producers of the West Wing spoil the final season in episode 1?
@DisgruntledGoat Who's the woman you think Ted ends up with? I don't think we know that yet.
Dec
28
comment Boy meets girl in an apartment complex playground
@MathewFoscarini You're welcome. I haven't seen the remake yet, but the original is extremely well done. I'd highly recommend it to anyone who likes scary movies.
Nov
5
comment Who is the blue elf lady in the Bad Anon meeting?
A Beholder is one-eyed and all tentacle-y, but the green guy is the wrong color, and I think he's too big.
Nov
4
comment Who is the blue elf lady in the Bad Anon meeting?
From The Familiar Faces of Wreck-It Ralph, "Disney confirmed that the tentacled, crown-wearing monster is just a generic creature not tied to any particular game." So, it's possible that the blue elf lady is also an original character for the movie.
Aug
30
comment Is there any evidence of “Big Twist” movies having poor post-cinema sales?
"Book of Eli" is another good example. It's very different watching it the second time.
Jun
7
comment Which related films do I need to watch before watching Avengers Assemble?
@AidanO The downvotes might have come before this was edited (mine did, now removed). I don't really have anything to add but the link to the full answer. That's not really an answer itself, so just a comment.
Jun
2
comment Which related films do I need to watch before watching Avengers Assemble?
The Sci-Fi site had this question a few weeks ago. Which films should I see before “The Avengers”?
May
9
comment Why was the Avengers movie called something different in the UK?
However, "Suit up!" appears to be the battle cry most often used in the film. I have a feeling NPH is behind this.
Apr
13
comment Who is “The Mask” impersonating after he gets “shot”?
@Morpheus I can definitely remember Bugs Bunny doing this scene
Jan
2
comment Was Edward Furlong allowed to watch Terminator 2: Judgement Day when it was released?
@EknathIyer Yes, they could and probably would. While they might be willing to look the other way for the kid who was actually in the movie, the friends still wouldn't have a parent or guardian present.
Jan
1
comment What kind of company is Initech?
@JeffSahol I don't know enough about credit unions to answer, but if that's the case it would seem like a possibility.
Dec
31
comment Have there been other candidates to play Jack Reacher?
There's way too much noise on the Internet about this right now for Google to be any help. :(
Dec
31
comment What kind of company is Initech?
@JacobG I don't know. Add it as an answer?
Dec
31
comment The credibility of Bourne being shot in the back
@Tshepang I would probably hide under the carpet, weeping. But we are talking about the dictator of a country here, so we shouldn't expect his reaction to be typical. It probably wasn't the first attempt on his life, and it would send a strong message to his enemies if their assassin not only failed, but also wound up dead.