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Software developer, and a whole lot more.

Currently employed at Cisco Systems

Formerly employed at:

PROS Revenue Management
ABB
ABB Network Management
Elsag / Bailey (Formerly Ferranti Systems)
The City of Houston
Tarrant and Bulgherini, CPA.
The Jewish Herald Voice
The University of Houston Biology Department

Programming since the age of 8 (Logo). Mastered various languages including

Logo
Pascal
C
FORTRAN
C++
Prolog
Scheme
TCL
TK
Expect
Java

Left computing in 1993 to do research oriented genetic engineering, with emphasis on the structure-function relationships of various proteins including alleles of emb-27 (C. Elegans) , p53 (molecule of the year), and an aquaporin candidate. Left research to return to computing in 1997.

Deep knowledge of the internal workings of the JVM and related technologies. Strong skills in job scheduling, demand forecasting, build / continuous integration systems, tool building, and software architecture.


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comment Can bio fuel ethanol used as a main heating source?
My calculations are approximate, and I could have made a mistake, but by all means, check them for yourself!
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comment How do I raise light switches so my kids can't keep toggling the light?
Your switch guard is the best solution, because it can't be worked around; however, it has the added problem of "finding the remote". There is no such thing as a free lunch, I guess.
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comment How do I raise light switches so my kids can't keep toggling the light?
@yehuda Children are blessed with minds that work, and work well. Give them a challenge like this, and they will have the solution to toggle that light switch in a matter of days. Use their minds to your advantage, teach them about electrical fires, circuit breakers, show them the switch with the cover remove (power off of course), and then let them tell their friends to stop toggling the switches.
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comment How do I keep my pool water clean without nasty chemicals?
"Kill all living things" probably includes swimmers.
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answered Should I use PVC or ABS pipes for a swimming pool control system?
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comment What is a good way to cut hard plastic so it will have a smooth finish?
Just a quick note (as I use these from time to time) these saw blades are not bi-directional. You only get a cut on the pull.
Sep
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comment How to get rid of gophers in the back yard without poison?
Generally it is a bad idea to import items to deal with local pests. The initial effort is generally successful, but the aftereffects sometimes are much worse. Try scaring off with signs of natural predators (cat feces) combined with a reduction in food (grub control). They live there because it's comfy, make it inhospitable.
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comment What is a good way to cut hard plastic so it will have a smooth finish?
A good choice if you don't want to deal with heat assisted cutting.
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answered What is a good way to cut hard plastic so it will have a smooth finish?
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comment Which type of PVC for exposed outdoor use?
To be fair, I think the slower rate will have you covered for a much longer time, but the fix is so easy, why not?
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answered Which type of PVC for exposed outdoor use?