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I love creating elegant software solutions to novel problems.

Data is the future. Optimization is not our enemy.


Dec
16
answered What is the neatest way to run power to Somfy motorized window blinds?
Dec
11
answered If walls and floors aren't exactly perpendicular, which side should I align tile with?
Dec
8
comment What could be causing my kitchen drawers to be sliding out?
So your tracks weren't actually level. They were vertically level but they were sloped in like this: / \ .. the tighter screw pulled back of the track outward which encourages the drawer out. Adjusting the screw gives you tracks more like | |
Dec
8
reviewed Approve When is it generally safe/acceptable to use a wire nut?
Dec
8
comment What could be causing my kitchen drawers to be sliding out?
+1, it isn't the drawer that is unlevel. It is the track!
Dec
8
comment How to tell that projector needs bulb replacement?
@Joe The pixels are not stuck. It's not an LCD. It's a DLP projector and these are dead mirrors on his DMD :(
Dec
8
comment How to tell that projector needs bulb replacement?
@amphibient yours is a DLP projector, then. This part may be user-servicable but be very careful working around the light engine.
Dec
8
comment How to tell that projector needs bulb replacement?
It depends on the projector. You may be able to replace it or it may be under extended warranty.
Dec
8
revised How to tell that projector needs bulb replacement?
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Dec
8
answered How to tell that projector needs bulb replacement?
Dec
6
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
5
comment splicing a 25 pair telephone riser
So you're going to cut the wires, then. I strongly suggest you do this with two blocks in accessible locations and not with "beans" in the walls.
Dec
5
comment splicing a 25 pair telephone riser
@Johnny he has to move the block. The wires just aren't long enough to put it where he wants... So what can he do except to hide the existing block and run jumpers between it and a second block?
Dec
5
answered Hardie Board Subfloor—Thinset or No?
Dec
5
answered splicing a 25 pair telephone riser
Dec
4
reviewed Approve How do I fix this light fixture now unstuck from the ceiling?
Dec
4
answered How do I fix this light fixture now unstuck from the ceiling?
Nov
26
answered Mold in my bathroom is spraying bleach and painting over with Kilz enough?
Nov
25
comment How wide can a sliding door be open, before it becomes a security risk?
I'd suggest that your device will not stop a determined person with malicious intent. Just to test this out, I've personally defeated the "piece of wood in the track" option with bent wire. Instead, consider whether they'll be able to defeat the device without waking you.
Nov
25
comment How can I hook up my dishwasher drain properly?
@Mazura an airgap helps prevent backflow of contaminated water into the supply in the unlikely event of pressure inversion in the pipes.