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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.


Sep
22
comment What internet-connected home security system options exist?
Locking because this would violate the product recommendation policy if it were asked today.
Sep
22
answered Do I need a vapor barrier in an exterior basement wall if I use purple drywall?
Sep
22
revised How can I remove a stud from a load bearing wall?
edited tags
Sep
22
comment How can I remove a stud from a load bearing wall?
I'd place the jack studs on top of the bottom plate if possible, but not the end of the world if you can't.
Sep
22
answered How can I remove a stud from a load bearing wall?
Sep
22
revised What could be wrong with my dryer timer?
removing pricing question
Sep
21
comment Why does adding 2nd Wifi thermostat not work in 3 zone home?
Can you describe "does not work" in more detail and how the 2 zone control board was controlling a 3 zone system before?
Sep
19
answered What is the proper order in framing the basement walls?
Sep
16
revised Where do I connect my C wire from my thermostat when there are two transformers?
reduce image size, clickable, update title
Sep
16
comment Where do I connect my C wire from my thermostat when there are two transformers?
Possible duplicate How do I identify the C terminal on my HVAC?. I'm leaving this open because you have two separate transformers.
Sep
15
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
13
answered What will happen if I feed a device with two legs from the same phase?
Sep
12
comment What is the quietest range (cooker) hood?
If this was asked today, it would be closed according to our product recommendation policy. Locking since the OP is no longer available to revise the question.
Sep
12
awarded  Famous Question
Sep
8
comment Sawdust from treated wood on my lawn
I'd just make sure no one is eating the grass. After a few storms, things will quickly break down and get dispersed into the soil. Maybe use a leaf blower to disperse it (wear a dust mask) if there's too much in one location.
Sep
8
comment How to remove vent assembly from Kenmore 665.16262400 dishwasher
A photo may help.
Sep
5
comment How can I create a radiant heat system for melting ice on wood steps?
If asked today, this question would probably be closed for being too close to shopping advice, so I'm locking it to avoid spam and spam like answers.
Sep
4
revised Why do the evaporator and suction lines freeze when there is low refrigerant?
clean up the title
Sep
4
revised Why do the evaporator and suction lines freeze when there is low refrigerant?
added 69 characters in body
Sep
4
answered Why do the evaporator and suction lines freeze when there is low refrigerant?