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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.


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?
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
comment Clicking when 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee is in motion
As a post-mortem, I ended up finding a huge hole in the bottom of the transfer case (pushed from the inside-out!) Without any ATF in there, it was getting really noisy. I went to a local salvage yard, got a used NP 231 and put it in, and now it's quiet again....
Oct
30
comment Timing chain of a mercedes benz
FYI, what you want to know is if your car has a free-running or interference engine. An interference engine out of time will damage the valve(s) and/or cylinder head(s).
Oct
18
comment Jetta repair forum
+1 for the Ross-tech mention. Also a note -- if you go with a one-off brand, Ross-tech tries very hard to make sure that you must have a genuine cable in order to use their software. Additionally, the VCDS forum at VwVortex will only assist users that own verified Ross-tech cables. One last note, those things have a very high resale value, so it's difficult to get a used one for a huge discount. Best you'll do is 50-100 bucks off retail.
Oct
18
comment Clicking when 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee is in motion
@Larry I posted an answer; it's the transfer case.
Oct
18
comment Clicking when 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee is in motion
+1 Thanks for this -- although it wasn't the problem, it was still incredibly helpful.
Sep
23
comment Clicking when 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee is in motion
@Larry Great questions; I'll try these scenarios tonight.
Dec
3
comment Brakes gripping and causing skidding
@BobCross Thanks for taking a look at it; I agree regarding your comment. At the time, a friend of mine suggested that a drum or rotor may be warped. If the brakes are still exhibiting this behavior, it's completely overshadowed by the skid. A coworker of mine suggested that this could be a problem with the master cylinder, but that type of repair is getting a bit beyond my level of skill.
Dec
3
comment Car starts with push start but not with jump leads
When my starter went this summer, the starter got progressively weaker, to the point where it seemed like my battery was dying. Over the course of a week, it went from sounding strained to barely being able to turn over the engine. It wasn't the battery, though, it was the starter, and a good whack from a mallot put the solenoid back into position long enough get it a good start.