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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.


Aug
18
comment Trying to identify this box on the outside of my house
Do you have a photo of the cover, and are there any markings on it?
Aug
17
revised Do I need a vent for extending a drain to a new bathroom addition?
added 257 characters in body; added 4 characters in body
Aug
17
comment Do I need a vent for extending a drain to a new bathroom addition?
I suspect that's a required minimum, but there's also 906.2, which I'll add to my answer, that further limits how far the slope can go.
Aug
17
revised Do I need a vent for extending a drain to a new bathroom addition?
add tag, no thanks
Aug
17
comment Do I need a vent for extending a drain to a new bathroom addition?
+1, otherwise the toilet would suck out the sink trap.
Aug
17
answered Do I need a vent for extending a drain to a new bathroom addition?
Aug
17
comment Trying to identify this box on the outside of my house
+1 looks like it to me. Utility lines would have something from the outside connecting in. The "tubes in the wall" system would just be the air-tight tubes.
Aug
17
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
17
comment How can I figure out why my washing machine is tripping the GFCI receptacle?
@MichaelBoratko If you do that, make sure it's a heavy gauge short extension cord, something like a 50' cord with 12/3 wiring. I'd also make sure there isn't anything else running on the circuit when you test it.
Aug
17
comment How can I figure out why my washing machine is tripping the GFCI receptacle?
The easy debugging step is to swap out the GFCI outlet. If you're comfortable with home wiring, this is a $15 project and will isolate the problem to either the outlet, or the washing machine and downstream wiring.
Aug
17
reviewed Approve What's the practical difference between “latex” and “acrylic” water dispersion paint?
Aug
16
answered How can I take apart this leaking outdoor faucet?
Aug
16
comment Fixing broken fence posts with Simpson Strong-Tie E-Z Mender and concrete
The extra 2' is probably from skipping the final cutoff step or they might have planed to have an extra lattice above the fence.
Aug
16
revised Fixing broken fence posts with Simpson Strong-Tie E-Z Mender and concrete
Clean typos, add link
Aug
16
comment Replace under warranty Bradford White or get a new Rheem water heater?
Per the faq questions about brands and costs are considered off topic because they are subjective and localized.
Aug
16
comment what caused this new small dark hole on my hardwood floor recently?
Agreed, sure looks like a knot to me. +1
Aug
16
comment what caused this new small dark hole on my hardwood floor recently?
Is there an indentation around the hole, or is the wood flat except for the hole?
Aug
15
answered Is checking the oil in a fridge as straight forward as a car?
Aug
15
comment How to make water move in a square bed
You could do something like this to get the water to flow uphill. Then the rest is trivial. :)