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C++ expert, standard library implementor. Project Editor for the C++11 International Standard. Author of The C++ Standard Library Extensions, which covers TR1; now obsolete.


Mar
5
awarded  Commentator
Mar
5
comment Is this buzzing noise coming from various outlets around the house normal?
That first paragraph sounds like the opening of a bad horror movie!
Mar
1
answered Is it safe to use Extension Cord to Power PC/Routers on already used circuit?
Feb
23
answered Is it better to use two nuts, rather than a single long nut on the bolt?
Dec
14
comment What is this kind of security bolt head called, and how can I remove it?
+1 "it was only on finger-tight".
Dec
9
comment Frozen Pipe(s) — How to Respond?
One winter when I lived in Scotts Valley, CA, (south of San Jose) we had an unusual cold snap and many people's pipes froze. Having no experience with this kind of thing, some people called the police. Your mileage may vary.
Nov
15
comment Should the fill line be removed when decommissioning an old oil tank?
That's why there's an outlet pipe that whistles as the oil gets pumped in. No whistle, stop pumping!
Sep
4
comment Can I reuse a live rodent trap?
I once set out a live trap for a mouse, baited with a peanut butter granola bar. Caught the mouse, took it outside a couple of hundred yards from the house, and released it. Two days later it was back. Set out the same trap, same bait; caught it and took it two miles away. It hasn't been back since.
May
16
comment What tool should I use to cut memory foam?
I used to know this, but I forgot.
May
13
awarded  Enthusiast
Apr
11
awarded  Teacher
Apr
11
answered What protection is needed to access the crawlspace under the house?
Apr
6
comment What is the most durable wood to use for an outdoor swing set
Went overboard? No. Had fun!
Mar
7
comment Is there an easy way to measure the height of a tree?
When I learned this it was called the "tree felling" method.
Feb
11
awarded  Supporter
Feb
10
comment Should I seal my granite countertop?
Of course, the reason the installer said he didn't know if the top was sealed is that he did know.