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I am a developer committed to open source software.

I currently work for When I Work, a mobile scheduling software platform.

I have worked for Mozilla, helping develop the Gecko Platform, the rendering engine behind Firefox, Thunderbird, Sunbird, and many other third-party products. I am also the lead software engineer for Lil Joe Bean and President of Glass Tower Studios, LLC.

I also volunteer my time to numerous projects, including the Crystal Space SDK, which is an open source game engine, and the Eridanus project, a game design project. I am very passionate about video games, especially with regards to high performance graphics and immersive environments.

When I'm not working or developing open source software, my major hobbies include martial arts, video games, sailing, and playing my violin. I hold the rank of 3rd Degree Black Belt, Green Sash in Wu Chi Chuu'an Kung Fu. I am also a certified level 2 ice hockey referee for USAHockey.


Aug
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comment Rear coil spring replacement Mazda 3
@mikes I'd be ok with a little less comfort. Mainly, what I'm going for is stability long-term (i.e. after a couple of years the springs don't get bent like this again).
Aug
4
comment Mazda 3 Rear Sway Bar Bushing Replacement
This is the solution, but I should warn those looking to do this that getting the bushing on the bar was easy, but getting the D-bracket on the bushing was much more difficult. It's almost like the new bushings are expanded when compared to the one(s) I took off the car. I had to use a bench vise to get them into position.
Aug
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accepted Mazda 3 Rear Sway Bar Bushing Replacement
Aug
3
comment Clanging in back of Mazda 3
Turns out the problem was a cracked spring on the passenger side. It was hard to find because it was at the bottom of the rear coil spring. Had to stick my hand up in the spring mount and feel around to find it.
Aug
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accepted Clanging in back of Mazda 3
Aug
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asked Rear coil spring replacement Mazda 3
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awarded  Notable Question
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comment ABS break sensor melted in mazda 3
Thanks, Paulster2! I really appreciate your information. Your response was very helpful!
May
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accepted ABS break sensor melted in mazda 3
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asked ABS break sensor melted in mazda 3
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asked Mazda 3 Rear Sway Bar Bushing Replacement
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Jul
12
comment Clanging in back of Mazda 3
I checked pushing down on the bumper really hard about 6 times, and the bouncing stops almost immediately after I'm done with the last push (it goes maybe another halfway up, but then stops). I don't see any oil on the struts when I look at them from underneath. How do I check the rubber suspension stop? Is it on the bottom of the strut body? I don't notice any body sway when cornering, although this car has been really good about sway, so it's difficult to tell (I've never really seen any sway). It's possible I'm getting a bit more now than when it was new, but I can't honestly tell.
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asked Clanging in back of Mazda 3
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