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location Chicago, IL
age 28
visits member for 3 years, 9 months
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Graduate student at Northwestern University studying bio sciences and BIGG DATAAAAA; still know my electrical engineering though.

  • Learning:
    • Python (+ wxPython, PIL Image, others),
    • PowerShell
    • Java (on Android platform)
  • Know C on embedded well (what's a file? stream? :P)
  • Used to know HTML (sort-of now), CSS (less-so...), JScript (no.) At least I was able to forget most of this stuff just in time for AJAX to become useful. (Because it's totally different from DHTML...)

I like stout, esp. oatmeal stout. Gin and tonic if we're talking mixed drinks. Also like Portal (hell, all Valve games), and would kill a bus full of baby nuns with fire if Gabe would release Half-Life 3 already.


May
25
comment How can I solder/braze thin stainless steel wire?
If this is a "HV electrical project", why are you using stainless over, say, copper, which has better thermal and electrical conductivity, and can be soldered with minimal effort?
Dec
27
comment How do I remove a fish smell from my freezer?
Coal or some activated carbon?
Mar
17
awarded  Editor
Mar
17
revised How can I clean calcium deposits off my mirror?
change title
Mar
15
suggested suggested edit on How can I clean calcium deposits off my mirror?
Mar
13
asked How do you maintain good posture when working on things on the floor?
Feb
14
awarded  Student
Feb
12
asked What could cause the water from melting snow off a roof to be yellow?
Oct
25
comment Is there an average number of outlets that are wired off of one circuit breaker?
Most TVs nowadays don't qualify as "heavy" stuff, even giant plasma screens will only draw about 300 W (~3 A), and 32" LCDs hover at about 100 W (~1 A)
Oct
14
comment Should I drill a large hole through a double paned window?
+1 Glass block for basement windows is nice; more secure, easier to clean, plus I think you can even get blocks of the right size for a dryer vent with louvers
Oct
14
awarded  Supporter
Oct
14
comment How do I achieve required torque when using an impact driver?
Impact drivers are hardly pointless because you don't have some torque limits; they make carpentry so much easier (where one seldom cares about the actual torque). Short of some (very expensive) manufacturing tools, the clutch on every driver I've used is so speed-dependent it's almost worthless. If you want a precise torque, a torque wrench is the way to go.
Oct
14
awarded  Autobiographer