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bio website code-jedi.com/blog
location Dallas, TX
age 37
visits member for 4 years, 3 months
seen Oct 13 at 18:54

I've been working various IT jobs and side-gigs since my early teens, and got the itch to develop software after looking at the "Police Quest I" binaries (i.e. "type pq.exe" which got an output roughly like "MZ^C") and knew then and there that I wanted to understand what those crazy symbols were, and how to know which to put where (hadn't even heard of the term "compiler" or "linker" yet).

I am now a full time developer who just loves to learn about and play with new technologies, and looking to learn by any way possible, including helping others.


Oct
13
comment Is this HVAC capacitor dead?
Very true @wallyk. I suspect the batch may have been bad, since that was the second replacement (back then) within a few days, as the first one went out (failed after running 20-30 minutes) the day it was replaced. So one bad "out of the box", other one blows within 2 years? At least these new ones are different brand, and made in Feb this year, so probably not the same batch!
Oct
13
comment Is this HVAC capacitor dead?
Replacing the capacitor was indeed needed, however, it turns out that the breaker in the main breaker box (not the outside cutoff) was defective and needed replacing as well. I suspect that one took out the other (breaker the capacitor, or capacitor the breaker). Hopefully, having both be new will help, and glad I found an "open to the public" HVAC supply store open on Saturday!
Oct
11
accepted Is this HVAC capacitor dead?
Oct
11
comment Is this HVAC capacitor dead?
It's only about 2 years old, but at the same time as it's gone out, there was a light flicker. Now we need to determine whether the flicker was caused by the capacitor, or the capacitor failure by the cause of the flicker.
Oct
11
awarded  Editor
Oct
11
revised Is this HVAC capacitor dead?
edited title
Oct
11
asked Is this HVAC capacitor dead?
Nov
24
awarded  Supporter
Nov
24
comment Can I add/install overhead kitchen cabinets without a wall?
Thank @wallyk. I'd thought of #1, but I do like the way the general style of #2 looks as well, and can use those beams to drop cabinets or other styles of open storage down. Definitely food for thought after things settle down around here!
Nov
24
accepted Can I add/install overhead kitchen cabinets without a wall?
Sep
1
awarded  Scholar
Sep
1
accepted Is it OK to use powdered graphite to lubricate a garage door opener?
Sep
1
asked Can I add/install overhead kitchen cabinets without a wall?
Aug
6
awarded  Caucus
Aug
6
awarded  Constituent
Aug
24
awarded  Student
Aug
24
asked Is it OK to use powdered graphite to lubricate a garage door opener?
Oct
2
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
23
answered How do I make a lamp cord stick to drywall?
Jul
31
answered What are the recommended settings for a dual-zone air conditioning unit?