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bio website antipaucity.com
location Lexington, KY
age 33
visits member for 4 years, 9 months
seen Apr 21 at 22:30

I'm a hobbyist programmer, part-time sysadmin, and full-time data center management, automation, and cloud computing architect and delivery engineer.

I have experience with myriad editors, shells, and OSes. While I have my [strong] preferences, am pretty much beyond the religious wars of "what's best" when it comes to platform, editor, or toolset: if it works for the problem at hand, and you know it, it's [probably] worthwhile :)


Mar
11
comment Can't replace hardwood floors, what are my options?
why 3/4" plywood instead of something closer to 3/8"?
Mar
3
comment How long should I wait before plugging in a new refrigerator?
so - if it was on its side for a week, but has been upright in the warehouse for a month ever since ... you're probably ok?
Feb
3
comment Why do fire extinguishers lose pressure over time?
out of curiosity - why are they charged with N2 instead of CO2?
Jan
13
comment what kind of faucet is this and how do I take off handle?
took me three times through to realize i had a smudge on my screen. I wanted to know what an alien bold was :)
Dec
23
comment Why is this transformer in my garage?
@Johnny - you should go check out the French Quarter in New Orleans - loads of gaslights running there :)
Nov
26
comment What is a good reference book for cabinetmaking and/or other millwork?
I like the works of Tage Frid, personally (see also diy.stackexchange.com/a/1988/178)
Nov
11
comment How can I safely get rid of the odor caused by EasyOff oven cleaner?
I haven't even touched EasyOff in 25 years - every oven I've seen/had has a "clean" cycle that works like a champ.
Oct
31
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
13
revised How can I add a fireplace to an existing non-fireplace chimney?
spelling/formatting
Aug
12
suggested approved edit on How can I add a fireplace to an existing non-fireplace chimney?
Jul
23
awarded  Famous Question
Jul
9
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
9
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
9
accepted Why does dirt kill saw blades?
Jul
8
asked Why does dirt kill saw blades?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Apr
1
comment What is this mysterious odor from the kitchen sink and how do I fix it?
don't have a dishwasher - but a good thing to keep in mind for a future house :)
Oct
28
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
1
comment How can I paint over mold to prevent it from coming back again?
bleach (on its own) won't kill it - household bleach like you can buy from the grocery store is too watered-down
Sep
3
comment How to prepare & paint a porch with lead paint?
@monksy - so far as I know, in general you need to enlist an environmental services group to do this "properly", just like with removing asbestos shingles; the jurisdiction my parents live in, for example, requries such professional treatment