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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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comment 4x4 steel post depth recommendations
The standard advice for fence posts is 1/3rd below ground, so if it's 15' above, you'd have 7.5' below. But at 15', I would consider some support wires or bracing to make the post more stable without having to dig so deep. Is that an option?
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comment can i use pre made timber truss on my extension span 26ft with only two walls supporting roof. Room 26 * 20
After editing the question with diagrams and more details, flag the question for a mod to review and reopen for you. Thanks!
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comment How do I wire a pull cord ceiling switch?
How was it wired before?
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comment Why is my knob grinding down?
I'm having a very difficult time understanding what you're asking. Maybe a picture would help?
Oct
20
comment When facet is on cold there is no water
After editing your question to clarify, flag it for mod attention to reopen it. Thanks.
Oct
17
comment how to change furnace filter (bottom return) for Lennox G43UF
Are there filters at the other end of the air return, behind the vent covers?
Oct
17
comment Where to attach the “C” wire to my furnace?
Possible duplicate: How do I identify the C terminal on my HVAC?
Oct
17
comment How can I remove a stud from a load bearing wall?
I'm referring to the utilities inside the wall, where do you plug in your refrigerator, and where is the water line going? These are usually in the wall behind the refrigerator. If it's not inside the wall, a surface mounted outlet box is going to add 3" or so, defeating the purpose of removing the wall. I've seen fridges without that much of an inset anywhere.
Oct
17
answered Do we need to re-install tiles if it was exposed to water for 20 minutes after installation?
Oct
17
comment How can I remove a stud from a load bearing wall?
If that wall is supporting anything more than drywall, you're looking for trouble. A stud turned sideways has a fraction of the structural support. And 1.5" is not much room to run utilities. You'll end up with power and water lines uncomfortably close to the drywall surface. A nail for a picture or trim could cause a short or leak.
Oct
16
comment how do I hook up a new 3 prong out let that was 4 prong for my garbage didposal
Placing on hold since there hasn't been any response from the OP. After editing the question to clarify (or include a photo), leave a comment or raise a flag to have it reopened. Thanks.
Oct
15
comment I want to know all about flexible moulding
See the meta discussion for more details about our product recommendation policy.
Oct
15
comment Microwave not heating - replaced magnetron; now what?
@Edwin the help topic on how to answer is generic to all SE's. The DIY policy on dangerous questions is to provide an answer explaining why it's dangerous and should not be attempted
Oct
14
comment What could have caused the hot and cold water to stop running in one sink, while all others are fine?
This is a good idea (+1), but would be surprised to see both hot and cold fail simultaneously. If you read Michael's self answer, you'll see the problem was a blocked aerator.
Oct
13
awarded  electrical
Oct
12
comment Where to find info for door knob selection
With the list of criteria, pricing, and now a question about where to buy, I believe it's shopping advice and product specific. But I've pointed this question out to others in the chat room in case they disagree with this decision.
Oct
11
comment Where to find info for door knob selection
See the meta discussion for more details about our product recommendation policy.
Oct
9
comment How do I wire this Leviton switch?
I don't see the question.
Oct
8
comment How can I hang a picture?
What material is the wall itself, any restriction on using nail based picture hangers?
Oct
8
comment 2 prong to 3 prong outlet help
Was there a jumper between neutral and ground on the receptacle?