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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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revised Is it okay that framing in houses is sloppy?
Pointed out situations where details matter
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answered Is it okay that framing in houses is sloppy?
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comment Budget alternative to system boiler
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about product pricing. Pricing varies by location and quickly becomes stale over time so it doesn't fit the Stack Exchange model.
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comment electric dryer connection
After editing the question to clarify, please flag it to be reopened. Thanks!
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comment Alternative network/Wifi thermometer?
See the meta discussion for more details about our product recommendation policy.
Nov
25
comment Water heater refuses to light after power outage
Thanks for following up. SE will let you accept your own answer after a timeout.
Nov
24
comment Why is my Hoover Pet Cyclonic belt not spinning the brush anymore?
Locking because vacuums are considered small appliances that are off topic in the site scope which was defined after this question was asked.
Nov
23
comment How can I replace failing ballasts in recessed CFL housings if I don't have access to the attic?
@SpeedyPetey My comment was that you suggested this answer was completely incorrect without providing an answer of your own. I'm asking what steps you'd take to access that part of the new work box to solve the OP's problem.
Nov
23
comment How can I replace failing ballasts in recessed CFL housings if I don't have access to the attic?
@SpeedyPetey Are you suggesting that the "new work" fixture pictured first does not exist, that they don't/can't sell them, or that there's a way to install them without removing drywall? How should the OP replace their existing fixture if it resembles the first picture without removing the drywall?
Nov
21
comment Need help with my furnace
I think we're going to need a lot more details, type of furnace (gas, oil, electric, heat pump, etc), and how your problem is different from others that have been reported here before.
Nov
21
comment why does my house have a 4 inch vent stack going out the front?
OP, please register your account and then merge them so you have access to edit, comment, and accept answers on your own question. Posting multiple responses as answers can result in an automated lock that can prevent others from assisting you.
Nov
21
answered why does my house have a 4 inch vent stack going out the front?
Nov
21
comment How to fix dry wall side of newly fitted tiles shower wall?
Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat.
Nov
21
comment Fibaro Wall Plug FGWPE_F-101 Node has failed
Checking to see if this might be more appropriate for Raspberry Pi, hardware compatibility and software problems tend to be out of scope here, but we haven't done a good job defining that just yet.
Nov
21
comment How to rectify the vertical wall cracks
After editing/clarifying the question, perhaps with photos, flag the question to be reopened. Thanks!
Nov
20
comment Diagnosing low faucet flow: Single faucet
You don't see any restriction on any of the hose connections, maybe an undersized washer? If it's not there, cartridge, or aerator, then you may be best off looking at a new fixture because the places a restriction can hide are limited.
Nov
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comment Diagnosing low faucet flow: Single faucet
Did you try removing the aerator?
Nov
18
comment Ceiling cracks appear and worsen over weeks. Self repair or professional?
If that's plaster (likely), those cracks could appear every season and only be hidden by a paint job just before they put the house on the market. If it's drywall, then someone didn't tape their joints.
Nov
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comment Is it ok to use a shower that just has the backerboard installed and not yet tiled?
See also How soon can I use my shower that I recently grouted and tiled? Should it cure first?
Nov
17
answered How should I repair a hole in an attached garage?