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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
1
revised What are the connections on this German TV socket?
removing off topic portion of the question
Jul
1
comment What are the connections on this German TV socket?
Your laptop is not a television, TV's contain tuners to tune in a channel being broadcast. You can buy these for computers, but that conversation off topic for the site.
Jun
27
comment How can I prevent grease buildup on a dishwasher door?
If the grease is building up, you might not be using enough soap. And I agreed on pre-rinsing, the more you do in advance, the less strain you put on the dishwasher water filter.
Jun
25
comment How do I fill a hole above my shower where cockroaches are coming through?
What kind of pipe is it, drain, water, radiator?
Jun
25
comment light sensor switch to turn lights on at daytime
Do you want the reverse (lights coming on when it's light out), or do you really want a timer switch? How are you configuring the light sensor so the lights don't trip the sensor and prevent the lights from ever going out?
Jun
25
answered Basement Subfloor for Moisture Problems
Jun
25
comment How do I identify drywall that does not have fiberglass to add strength?
Rules of thumb always seem to have a pesky exception.
Jun
25
comment How can I get the drain apparatus out of a pedestal wash basin?
This appears to be a duplicate of blake's answer.
Jun
25
answered How do I identify drywall that does not have fiberglass to add strength?
Jun
24
comment What could be causing GFCI breakers and receptacles to trip?
Sounds like exactly the situation SteveR describes.
Jun
17
comment Help peeling painted cabinets
In addition to stripping off the old paint, you need to use a primer.
Jun
17
answered What should be the maximum PSI on the cold water line while the water heater is heating?
Jun
17
revised What is this pipe thread compound on my LP regulator fitting?
added 157 characters in body
Jun
17
answered A/C Runs non-stop and shuts down without reaching desired temp
Jun
8
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
7
answered What is/was tunneling into this 2x4?
Jun
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Will this light fixture wiring pass inspection?
Jun
3
answered Will this light fixture wiring pass inspection?
May
27
comment Installing Honeywell WiFi Thermostat
An unused wire is best. See the chart here, particularly the letters (colors are a convention but don't have to be followed): wiki.xtronics.com/index.php/Thermostat_signals_and_wiring