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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.


Jul
5
comment How to stop a circular saw from locking?
Try wearing gloves. It could be a safety lock that's designed to prevent you from slicing a finger. If the wood is damp, it could be transmitting the electrical charges that are detected by the saw.
Jul
5
answered How do I replace insulation in the corner?
Jul
5
revised How do I replace insulation in the corner?
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Jul
5
revised Are clogs in the AC condensate drain common in Florida?
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Jul
5
comment Are clogs in the AC condensate drain common in Florida?
+1, I put a little bleach in the condensate trap every year. The frequency varies by location, and if it's too frequent, you may be missing the source. The shop vac is the easiest way to clear a line once it becomes clogged.
Jul
5
comment How do I disable a lock?
I thought this was a home improvement site? I'd get a new lock with a new set of keys. You're going to need to spend the money one day when you sell the home, why not enjoy the benefit of it while you live there.
Jul
4
comment How do I use plumber's tape on a pool float?
See also: diy.stackexchange.com/questions/2821/…
Jul
4
comment How to clean up spilled paint on carpet?
I'm pretty sure this will require replacing the carpet. If it was easy, they wouldn't make drop cloths.
Jul
3
comment Is it safe to re-use drill holes in a wall?
The bond of wood glue is often stronger than what's between individual wood fibers.
Jul
2
comment How do I “un-winterize” my sprinkler system?
That's quite the assembly. Is there anything going into the ground between the two blue valves?
Jul
1
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
29
comment How to keep two water tanks have maintain the same water level?
@Michael to guess about your second question: the water supply in India may come from the city, but it's irregular, so gravity storage tanks on top of the home are common.
Jun
29
revised How to keep two water tanks have maintain the same water level?
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Jun
29
comment How to keep two water tanks have maintain the same water level?
When I first read this, I thought the reference was to hot water tanks on a pressurized system. Rereading it, and seeing the question is from India, I think you're absolutely right that this is gravity fed storage tanks. +1
Jun
28
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
28
comment How can I locate and remove a lingering odor?
I don't smell anything. Some problems aren't well suited for resolving over the internet.
Jun
27
comment Is there any reason not to use a radiant barrier in the attic?
I've got nothing against people adding more insulation, but the benefit of more insulation is much lower in a temperate climate than it would be in southern Arizona or Maine. You should also consider other parts of the home, such as older windows, before assuming that more attic insulation is the best way to spend funds towards energy conservation.
Jun
27
answered Should I pre-built rafter units, or build them in-place?