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Trained in C, familiar with C++ and Java, spent the last 10 or so years mostly in scripting (perl, shell, etc) with a little php/ajax/js on the side. I've been running linux on just about all my systems for over 5 years, and at least partially using it since '95, mostly with Debian and now Ubuntu. Lately I'm getting back into a project using C, maybe Lua, front end with php/ajax/js, and who knows what else.

Outside of the techie stuff, I enjoy photography as a hobby and do a lot of home repair both on my own home and with the local Habitat chapter. For fun, I strap the bare necessities onto my back and enjoy a weekend of backpacking.


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answered What is the proper order in framing the basement walls?
Sep
16
revised Where do I connect my C wire from my thermostat when there are two transformers?
reduce image size, clickable, update title
Sep
16
comment Where do I connect my C wire from my thermostat when there are two transformers?
Possible duplicate How do I identify the C terminal on my HVAC?. I'm leaving this open because you have two separate transformers.
Sep
15
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
13
answered What will happen if I feed a device with two legs from the same phase?
Sep
12
comment What is the quietest range (cooker) hood?
If this was asked today, it would be closed according to our product recommendation policy. Locking since the OP is no longer available to revise the question.
Sep
12
awarded  Famous Question
Sep
8
comment Sawdust from treated wood on my lawn
I'd just make sure no one is eating the grass. After a few storms, things will quickly break down and get dispersed into the soil. Maybe use a leaf blower to disperse it (wear a dust mask) if there's too much in one location.
Sep
8
comment How to remove vent assembly from Kenmore 665.16262400 dishwasher
A photo may help.
Sep
5
comment How can I create a radiant heat system for melting ice on wood steps?
If asked today, this question would probably be closed for being too close to shopping advice, so I'm locking it to avoid spam and spam like answers.
Sep
4
revised Why do the evaporator and suction lines freeze when there is low refrigerant?
clean up the title
Sep
4
revised Why do the evaporator and suction lines freeze when there is low refrigerant?
added 69 characters in body
Sep
4
answered Why do the evaporator and suction lines freeze when there is low refrigerant?
Sep
4
comment How to form curved concrete seat for bench with back?
If the contractor is only getting paid after they correctly perform the job, then make sure you are specific about the desired result in any contract and that he's responsible to fix it until it's completed to your specifications. Then let them do their job.
Aug
24
comment Creaking / Clicking noise coming from wood / cardboard
Sure it isn't just pipes expanding and contracting? A banging of the cabinets might result in a quick shift that would stop the sounds. The first thing to try is pouring some very hot water down the drain for a minute. Wait and listen for a sound, then pour some cold water down the drain. Then listen again for a 30 minutes since it could also be the supply lines.
Aug
21
comment Need to run a “C” wire to thermostat but control board has no “C”
Possible duplicate: How do I identify the C terminal on my HVAC?
Aug
19
comment How can I eliminate a gap in a refrigerator door gasket?
Possible duplicate: How do I fix a gap in my refrigerator door gasket seal?
Aug
19
answered How can I eliminate a gap in a refrigerator door gasket?
Aug
8
comment Find replacement decorative wood spindle for screen door
Rather than replacing a single spindle, I'd find something similar and replace them all. That way you don't have to perfectly replicate the pattern. By finding something off the shelf, you'll save a lot of money over having a custom made part, and the effort to replace 8 isn't much more than to replace a single one.
Aug
7
comment Why is high voltage coming out of HDMI port on my TV?
Is the coaxial cable plugged into the TV? If not, how would the voltage go from the coaxial to the TV to the HDMI cable if it's not attached? Very difficult to diagnose without more details on where you are testing the voltage and what is connected at the time. Start by disconnecting things to find the source. All you're going to get from the internet are guesses.