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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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reviewed Reviewed Wall mounted dial thermostat
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reviewed No Action Needed Multi-turn under sink shut-off valve doesn't shut off when faucet falve fails
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reviewed No Action Needed New Whirlpool washing machine has locked door and non responsive buttons
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reviewed No Action Needed My water heater pilot turns off after about an hour
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reviewed No Action Needed How can I remove stinky radiator water from a rug?
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reviewed Reviewed Ceiling Light Wiring Confusion
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reviewed No Action Needed Hanging a Ceiling Fan from a drywall ceiling with aluminum profiles
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reviewed No Action Needed What is the name of the device that allows switching between two power sources?
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reviewed No Action Needed How to eliminate water in crawlspace
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reviewed No Action Needed Can I put a LED tube in a high frequency ballast fixture without removing the ballast?
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reviewed No Action Needed How wide can a sliding door be open, before it becomes a security risk?
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reviewed Leave Open led light strip not working
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reviewed Close Can I order one of these pre-fab houses from Ali-Baba
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reviewed Close What would cause a chainsaw to only start when trigger is pulled?
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reviewed Close Is my two-way switch installation easily fixable?
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reviewed Close 3 way circuit options to indicate if circuit is active
Dec
16
comment Do I need to caulk where my vinyl siding meets the edge of my windows?
Agreed. The vinyl around the windows is referred to as J-channel. It gets installed from bottom up so that all the overlapped edges channel water away from the home.
Dec
16
answered Do I need to caulk where my vinyl siding meets the edge of my windows?
Dec
15
comment What should I use to seal around the perimeter of a tile floor?
Sounds like you may be describing installing the tile after the baseboard was already installed. That's the wrong order, the tile goes down and the baseboard goes on top where it covers the gap between the tile and wall. The only thing you might caulk is under the baseboard but that's not the OP's question.
Dec
15
comment What should I use to seal around the perimeter of a tile floor?
@user19614 There are lots of gaps behind parts of your home that you can't see that are filled with dirt. It's pretty standard to find that during any renovation, but shouldn't affect your home since it's under/behind the baseboard where the gap isn't visible. Grouting all the way up to the wall framing under the drywall seems like a waste of grout and adds a lot of work to anyone that wants to replace the flooring in the future.