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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 Would it make sense to peel off paint from peeling bathtub
reducing image size
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reviewed Approve Can I install sub floor over carpeting?
Aug
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comment How should I wire for a security system during construction?
Related: How is pre-wiring done for motion sensors / alarm system in new construction?
Aug
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revised What type of ethernet cable do I need for outdoor use?
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Aug
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reviewed Approve How can I make a fake ground output?
Aug
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revised How do I run ethernet cable through a wall cavity?
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Aug
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reviewed Approve What type of ethernet cable do I need for outdoor use?
Aug
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reviewed Approve Is running ethernet cable through an air return allowed under US code?
Aug
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reviewed Approve How do I run new water lines from the basement to the second floor through a finished wall?
Aug
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comment What actions can I take to reduce moisture on basement floor?
Welcome to the site wmbrennan. Could you reformat this to be more of an answer to Pickle's question, rather than a description of your own problem?
Aug
4
revised How can I open an overfilled drawer?
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Aug
4
revised How do I make a pull out drawer?
grammar and tags
Aug
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revised Do open-back low voltage boxes have advantages over standard outlet boxes?
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reviewed Approve Do open-back low voltage boxes have advantages over standard outlet boxes?
Aug
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reviewed Approve terminology tag wiki excerpt
Aug
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revised How do I reinforce a drawer bottom?
formatting and tags
Aug
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reviewed Approve What is this small L shaped bracket thing called?
Aug
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comment What should I use to secure/organize data cable runs?
@Steve when possible, run the conduit to an interior wall. The longer the conduit and the more turns, the more difficult it will be to fish a line through it. The best solution is to have an access panel in a ceiling of a central closet with conduit going to each room on that floor.
Aug
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comment How do I repair a leaking shower?
Photos of the damage will also help if you want to DIY. If you're looking for details about a contractor, then have a contractor give you an estimate.
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revised How do I repair a leaking shower?
Title in the form of a question, remove offtopic details/question