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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.


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awarded  Yearling
Jul
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awarded  Announcer
Dec
4
revised What is the difference between a provisional and a non-provisional patent application?
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Dec
4
suggested suggested edit on What is the difference between a provisional and a non-provisional patent application?
Nov
1
revised Doesn't this mean most current software using scrolling is in violation of Patent 5495566?
changed URLs to links
Nov
1
reviewed Reviewed Can one patent software if that software uses a library that is Apache License, BSD, or MIT?
Nov
1
reviewed Reviewed Doesn't this mean most current software using scrolling is in violation of Patent 5495566?
Nov
1
suggested suggested edit on Doesn't this mean most current software using scrolling is in violation of Patent 5495566?
Oct
29
reviewed Reviewed Why did IBM buy patent (6,904,428) about an “intranet mediator”?
Oct
19
reviewed Reviewed Prior art for linked list (secondary and tertiary traversal)?
Oct
19
reviewed Reviewed Use of a patented technology
Oct
16
reviewed Reviewed What is the specific innovation in patent US 2010/0091396 (afocal optical concentrator)?
Oct
15
revised Is there a central anti-patent database for openly developed and abandoned inventions?
changed URLs to links
Oct
15
suggested suggested edit on Is there a central anti-patent database for openly developed and abandoned inventions?
Oct
12
revised Does this analyzer server meet the “full, clear, concise” terms of 35 USC 112?
changed URL to a link; added a link to a referenced answer
Oct
12
reviewed Reviewed Are there any companies that assist in pre-patent research?
Oct
12
reviewed Reviewed How can I be sure that I'm not infringing on anyone's patents?
Oct
12
reviewed Reviewed How can I be sure that I'm not infringing on anyone's patents?
Oct
12
reviewed Reviewed Does this analyzer server meet the “full, clear, concise” terms of 35 USC 112?
Oct
12
suggested suggested edit on Does this analyzer server meet the “full, clear, concise” terms of 35 USC 112?