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Graduated LVC, BS in CS. Mostly used Linux (slackware circa kernel 1.2.8) as my main OS, but gradually used Windows 95 more. Initially did some system admin work in NT4, then went the direction of programming, working mostly in Access 97 (for frontend and backend) for about 2 years. After picking up DB design, moved up to MSSQL 7, with VB6 for a frontend. Designed many classic ASP apps with compiled web class ActiveX DLL's and MSSQL 2000 as the DB server. Picked up MySQL and Oracle.

In 2003, started full time development in VC++ with MFC. Started using subversion in combination with bugzilla for management of off-the-shelf kiosk application. In 2005, started dev in .Net 2.0 with C#. Actively develop company website transaction management in ASP.Net, with MSSQL 2005 backend.

Currently learning EF4 in the hope of porting a VB6 Application using an Access 2000 backend to a .Net 4 application using WPF with the MVVM pattern, and SQLite DB for backend.

I work at KioWare, which makes Kiosk Software for Windows and Android.


Jun
20
comment Location of fill tube for Nissan Pintara auto transmission fluid
I googled for: NISSAN PINTARA 1989-1992 WORKSHOP and found a number of relevant hits. Just be careful what you download. Only download PDFs; never run a "downloader" or an "installer" to get at a file. If it's legit, they'll link to the PDF directly.
Jun
20
comment Remote Car Climate Controller
On a VW, the key needs to be present. If it isn't, the immobilizer will prevent the car from starting.
Jun
19
answered Trailer Safety Checklist
May
28
comment A/C Does Not Continuously Blow Cold
@Paulster2 Some of the forums mentioned keeping the power pulled for 30+ minutes, then having to do multiple drive cycles before the blend doors did their exercises.
May
28
comment A/C Does Not Continuously Blow Cold
Apparently there's also a way to recalibrate via a scan tool.
May
28
comment A/C Does Not Continuously Blow Cold
Just did some reading -- if the power is pulled, the system will perform an auto-recalibration on the blend doors. Might want to give that a try.
May
28
comment A/C Does Not Continuously Blow Cold
FYI, on my 94 Grand Cherokee, the actuator is electrical. Then again, my system doesn't have climate control; it just has a blue/red dial like @BobCross described above.
May
28
comment A/C Does Not Continuously Blow Cold
Wow, that info certainly seems to point to a failure in the heater box. I like the question @BobCross asked re: climate control. Everything about this is pointing to a problem blending air.
May
28
comment A/C Does Not Continuously Blow Cold
Does the amount of revving impact the temp of the air? Is the air always cold until the car warms up? (this could add credence to the theory of a blend door issue, since the heater core starts out cold and warms up.) If the line's cold, I'd expect the evap to be cold, too. When the a/c goes lukewarm, does the a/c LP line go warm too?
May
28
comment A/C Does Not Continuously Blow Cold
If there are times when it seems to be blowing very cold, I wouldn't expect the blend door to be a issue. I'd expect a partially open blend door to present as consistently non-cold air.
Jan
21
revised How does the heater core work?
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Jan
21
revised How does the heater core work?
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Jan
20
answered How does the heater core work?
Jan
17
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Jan
17
comment Jetta intermittent starting problem
There are two different situations at play - the general inability to start, and the "starts, but shuts off after 3 seconds due to immobilizer". Aside from the immobilizer code, what other codes does it throw?
Jan
6
revised Will a used Jetta with 60k miles be a fixer upper?
edited body
Jan
5
awarded  Yearling
Jan
4
answered Will a used Jetta with 60k miles be a fixer upper?
Dec
6
comment How to extend the life of the dual mass flywheel in a diesel engine?
@OrenMazor On my 2001 1.8t Jetta, I replaced my Dual Mass 1.8T flywheel with a Single Mass VR6 flywheel. It was 1/4 of the price, but introduced a little bit of chatter due to the unbalanced mass.. but should also be able to handle more, since it's for a VR6. Going on 40,000 miles now (last clutch lasted 176k), and it's fine.
Nov
5
awarded  Critic