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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.


Apr
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awarded  Enlightened
Apr
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
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answered Best Technique to Achieve Perfect Cut-Outs in a 2x4
Mar
31
comment What steps are required to convert R-22 Freon to a new R-410A Puron system?
Pricing questions are off topic here since they vary significantly with time and location, making answers impossible. But the rest of this question looks good, so I edited the pricing part out.
Mar
31
revised What steps are required to convert R-22 Freon to a new R-410A Puron system?
removing pricing question
Mar
31
comment How do I remove this old bathroom exhaust fan?
Link only answers become useless when the link goes bad and are frequently confused with spam. Be sure to provide context around the link and quote relevant content in case the link goes bad. See how to answer for more details.
Mar
30
awarded  Yearling
Mar
28
awarded  Famous Question
Mar
27
revised How can I create a platform on my stairs strong enough to support a ladder?
update url
Mar
26
comment Can I use my bathtub or shower during tiling project
Possible duplicate: How soon can I use my shower that I recently grouted and tiled? Should it cure first?
Mar
25
answered Framing long walls - Lots of 8' sections or should I use longer top plates
Mar
24
comment How can I fix a leaking expansion tank?
Have you checked your water pressure after the hot water heater has run and no faucets were opened to verify that the tank is still functioning properly?
Mar
24
comment Do I need to get an engineer for badly poured conctrete basement floor?
A self leveling compound will likely be their solution, and on new concrete, it shouldn't have difficulty getting a good binding. My own fear is that excess water in curing concrete can weaken the chemical reaction that's occurring, so this concrete may not have the expected strength. You can have it tested and compared to your local codes, but this late in the process I don't know of any easy fix (there's a reason they pour foundations first and not last). (Only posting as a comment because I'm not an expert.)
Mar
21
comment How many ground rods are required for panel and subpanel?
-1, this doesn't answer the question.
Mar
20
comment connect 3 pair of speakers to receiver
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about the capabilities of small appliances or electronic devices.
Mar
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Permanent solution for cockroach problem
Mar
19
comment How do I troubleshoot power receptacles?
If you read update 4 by the OP, you'll see that the problem was a bad neutral connection.
Mar
18
comment Suggestions for transparent material
-1 because I believe this is borderline with our "shopping advice" policy. See the meta discussion for more details about our product recommendation policy.
Mar
18
comment Can i leave existing drywall alone when adding two small walls to a finished basement?
The sad thing is that to fix this mistake, someone will have to remove the entire wall and rebuild it since you can't easily make studs longer. This is likely a case of doing the job wrong because you don't know how to do one of the steps right.
Mar
18
comment Can i leave existing drywall alone when adding two small walls to a finished basement?
@Matt 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.