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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.


Aug
6
comment Where did the name “Guardians of the Galaxy” come from?
@JoshDM Vance Astro met his 13 year old self in an old issue of the Defenders too. He's a menace to the timestream!
Aug
4
comment Did Will forget who killed his father?
@iandotkelly That's not the actual quote from the movie. He's exaggerated it to make a point.
Jul
11
comment What did the diamond patterns on Fredrica's dress mean?
@CGCampbell After searching around a bit on Meta, I think you're right. It looks like the majority don't like spoiler text, particularly for old movies and TV shows. I'll edit my answer. Thanks for pointing this out.
Jul
11
comment What did the diamond patterns on Fredrica's dress mean?
@CGCampbell It's kind of a major plot reveal. (Even though I doubt anyone hasn't already seen Silence of the Lambs by now.) The spoiler syntax is only available on a few sites that need it.
Jul
2
comment What was the end conclusion for the movie The Man From Earth
@Arjuna Yes, according to John Oldman's account of history, he was the man written about in the new testament.
Jun
3
comment What is the biggest crossover universe in TV?
@ChrisJ.Breisch Good question! I'd love to see more details on how some of those shows are linked. A lot of them are obvious (direct spin-offs), and I even remember a lot of the cross-overs mentioned, but some seem pretty strange. This might spawn a whole series of follow-up questions.
Jun
2
comment What is the biggest crossover universe in TV?
@Michael Good question. That reminds me, Joey played a character on Days of Our Lives on Friends. I don't know if that links in Days or not.
May
28
comment Facts revealing Hannibal
You're welcome, @Dragos. I'll be watching the series again too, so I'll update this answer if I notice any more clues.
May
7
comment Which Marvel character are they talking about?
@RBarryYoung I thought of that too. He's from Arizona in the comics. marvel.wikia.com/Amadeus_Cho_%28Earth-616%29
May
6
comment Which Marvel character are they talking about?
@AnkitSharma I'll keep an eye out for it, but it may be several films from now before we learn what this is a reference to. :)
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.