Where is Bill?

If you are a Moderator you can login here.
Previous topicNext topic
User avatar

Topic Author
Anuj Dhawan
Founder
Posts: 2619
Joined: Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:40 pm
Location: Mumbai, India
Zodiac: Sagittarius

Where is Bill?

Post by Anuj Dhawan » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:42 pm

Hello,

I have not seen William around here for some time now. Have anyone of you talked to him lately?

Hope all is well!


Thanks,
Anuj

Disclaimer: My comments on this website are my own and do not represent the opinions or suggestions of any other person or business entity, in any way.


nicc
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 593
Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:45 pm

Re: Where is Bill?

Post by nicc » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:45 pm

seems to pop up elsewhere on occasion. Maybe he is on holiday - it is the back end of the holiday season. And, maybe unlike me, he doesn't take a laptop with him!


Regards
Nic

User avatar

Topic Author
Anuj Dhawan
Founder
Posts: 2619
Joined: Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:40 pm
Location: Mumbai, India
Zodiac: Sagittarius

Re: Where is Bill?

Post by Anuj Dhawan » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:37 pm

Thanks Nic.

I have been "instructed" not to carry the laptop on a holiday. Though some times I get good excuse to carry it! :)


Thanks,
Anuj

Disclaimer: My comments on this website are my own and do not represent the opinions or suggestions of any other person or business entity, in any way.


nicc
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 593
Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:45 pm

Re: Where is Bill?

Post by nicc » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:52 pm

Actually it gets very confusing - the topic title says Bill and the post says William! There are Bill Woodger, William Collins and Billy Boyo on various forums - but never more than one of them on a forum. Are they the same person?


Regards
Nic

User avatar

Topic Author
Anuj Dhawan
Founder
Posts: 2619
Joined: Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:40 pm
Location: Mumbai, India
Zodiac: Sagittarius

Re: Where is Bill?

Post by Anuj Dhawan » Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:45 pm

Yes, they are (should be?) same person. I've not cross verified on all but I'm sure on Bill Woodger and William Collins.

[ Post made via Android ] Image


Thanks,
Anuj

Disclaimer: My comments on this website are my own and do not represent the opinions or suggestions of any other person or business entity, in any way.


zprogrammer
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 605
Joined: Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:53 am
Location: Mars
Zodiac: Libra

Re: Where is Bill?

Post by zprogrammer » Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:46 am

I saw a post from Bill on other forum with today's date IST.. I believe he is doing fine..


zprogrammer

User avatar

Topic Author
Anuj Dhawan
Founder
Posts: 2619
Joined: Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:40 pm
Location: Mumbai, India
Zodiac: Sagittarius

Re: Where is Bill?

Post by Anuj Dhawan » Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:58 am

Thanks zprogrammer.

Nic - is not it that, in some parts of the world (specially US, I believe; and to an extent in UK too) someone with name William is usually called as "Bill" and Robert as "Bob". Though I always wonder about the origin of such second canonical names which don't even sound distantly related, in any manner!

Confusion is inevitable.


Thanks,
Anuj

Disclaimer: My comments on this website are my own and do not represent the opinions or suggestions of any other person or business entity, in any way.


zprogrammer
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 605
Joined: Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:53 am
Location: Mars
Zodiac: Libra

Re: Where is Bill?

Post by zprogrammer » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:18 pm



zprogrammer

User avatar

Topic Author
Anuj Dhawan
Founder
Posts: 2619
Joined: Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:40 pm
Location: Mumbai, India
Zodiac: Sagittarius

Re: Where is Bill?

Post by Anuj Dhawan » Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:37 pm

Unfortunately that site is blocked in my office - will check in evening. :good:


Thanks,
Anuj

Disclaimer: My comments on this website are my own and do not represent the opinions or suggestions of any other person or business entity, in any way.


William Collins
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 499
Joined: Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:24 pm

Re: Where is Bill?

Post by William Collins » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:30 pm

Sorry for not replying to your note, Anuj.

Various things since mid-August have meant I've only been "dipping-in" to places.

Yes, Bill Woodger, BillyBoyo, William Collins are all me :-)

William Collins is the famous bass player ('cept he doesn't use the name William, usually).

Billy Boyo is from when, 18 months after starting as a trainee, the Project Leader from another project came to my desk with a program listing and said, "Well, Billy Boyo, what do you make of this?". So I looked at it, and explained it. He said, "Yes, that's what I thought it might be, but I wanted to check with you first".

Bill Woodger is my real name. 'Cept not really. William is my third name, but I've always been Billy, William, Will, Willy and Bill in that order as I got older. Officialdom uses my first name, so when I answer the phone and someone says "Is that Kevin?" I know to be afraid, very afraid.



User avatar

Topic Author
Anuj Dhawan
Founder
Posts: 2619
Joined: Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:40 pm
Location: Mumbai, India
Zodiac: Sagittarius

Re: Where is Bill?

Post by Anuj Dhawan » Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:01 am

Is the last post from Kevin!?


Thanks,
Anuj

Disclaimer: My comments on this website are my own and do not represent the opinions or suggestions of any other person or business entity, in any way.


William Collins
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 499
Joined: Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:24 pm

Re: Where is Bill?

Post by William Collins » Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:47 pm

No, the last post is always by the bugler.



User avatar

Topic Author
Anuj Dhawan
Founder
Posts: 2619
Joined: Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:40 pm
Location: Mumbai, India
Zodiac: Sagittarius

Re: Where is Bill?

Post by Anuj Dhawan » Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:57 am

Sometimes not knowing how the words, in a second language, can convey a totally different meaning - can put one in an embarrassing situation. Sorry, if I have offended you, I didn't mean to!


Thanks,
Anuj

Disclaimer: My comments on this website are my own and do not represent the opinions or suggestions of any other person or business entity, in any way.


nicc
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 593
Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:45 pm

Re: Where is Bill?

Post by nicc » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:07 pm

Bugler as in someone who plays the bugle which is a musical instrument and the Last Post is played on the bugle when somethng military ends like the death of a soldier or the closing of a base.


Regards
Nic


William Collins
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 499
Joined: Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:24 pm

Re: Where is Bill?

Post by William Collins » Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:21 pm

Anuj, it was a set-up I could not ignore. Sorry.



Previous topicNext topic

Return to “You are a Moderator.”