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Stefan Lasiewski

Daddy, Linux Guy, Bicyclist, Tinkerer, Fixer & Breaker of things.

I work as a Senior Server Team Engineer at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in Berkeley, CA.

Father of 3 cute children. Yes I'm a sysadmin and a parent.

Heavy user of CentOS, RHEL & FreeBSD for production services at work. I also run Ubuntu at home, for the simplicity. I'm a fan of Apache HTTP Server, Nagios & Cacti.

Original proposer of unix.stackexchange.com (Yes, this proposal predated askubuntu.com, and I wish they would have merged with the Unix proposal.).


Jan
30
comment Brass screws stripping and snapping, what am I doing wrong?
I've been advised to use an impact driver instead of a drill driver. Would a impact-driver limit the torque applied to the screw?
Jan
30
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Jan
22
accepted Wiring to split one circuit for ceiling lights in multiple rooms?
Jan
20
comment Wiring to split one circuit for ceiling lights in multiple rooms?
The LED doesn't require a neutral, but the switches often do.
Jan
19
comment Wiring to split one circuit for ceiling lights in multiple rooms?
I hear you, and I've considered leaving the K&T alone. But it's 70 years old and I might stay in this house for another 30 years. One of my main concerns about the K&T wiring is the age of the insulation. Also, I'd like to replace some of the lights with Recessed LED lights and a dimmer, and this requires a neutral. Since I'm up there already, running a few additional cables doesn't seem like much more work.
Jan
19
revised Wiring to split one circuit for ceiling lights in multiple rooms?
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Jan
19
comment Wiring to split one circuit for ceiling lights in multiple rooms?
It would be accessible in the unfinished attic space.
Jan
19
comment Wiring to split one circuit for ceiling lights in multiple rooms?
Not sure how I missed that. I added a question.
Jan
19
revised Wiring to split one circuit for ceiling lights in multiple rooms?
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Jan
18
asked Wiring to split one circuit for ceiling lights in multiple rooms?
Jan
5
revised How do you access under a front loading washing machine drum to remove a trapped coin?
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Jan
4
answered How do you access under a front loading washing machine drum to remove a trapped coin?
Dec
22
accepted What problems could occur if I plugged a 3-prong plug into a receptacle labeled “No Equipment Ground”?
Dec
16
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Dec
15
comment When replacing a circuit breaker in the service panel, how can I determine which neutral is associated with the hot wire?
This is the main panel, and the neutral and grounding bus bar are tied together.
Dec
14
revised When replacing a circuit breaker in the service panel, how can I determine which neutral is associated with the hot wire?
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Dec
14
asked When replacing a circuit breaker in the service panel, how can I determine which neutral is associated with the hot wire?
Dec
6
comment Should I use a GFCI or AFCI circuit breaker with knob and tube wiring?
FYI, I'm also in Berkeley. I've heard many of the same arguments that you have. The East Bay seems to be Knob & Tube central.
Dec
6
comment Should I use a GFCI or AFCI circuit breaker with knob and tube wiring?
You'll probably need a double AFCI, as K&T was often wired with a shared neutral. Whoa, what? Can you explain how a double AFCI will help here? Yes, I definitely think I've seen a shared neutral up there.
Nov
8
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