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location Los Angeles, CA
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I have quite a collection of hats, and wear most of them professionally on a daily basis. Software engineer, electrical engineer, systems administrator, graphic designer, product designer, and more.

I work for a small biotech company in Southern California.


Apr
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
4
awarded  Necromancer
Feb
18
revised How far can I drive with 1 gallon too much oil?
made primary advice more obvious
Feb
18
revised How far can I drive with 1 gallon too much oil?
Changed "would not drive [the] car" to "would not start the engine"
Aug
29
awarded  Excavator
Aug
29
revised How do I assemble the rear brakes on a 2003 Chevy Tracker?
Improved title, removed "thank you", minor grammar fixes
Aug
29
revised 2000 Chevy Silverado 5.3L turns over but won't start, no spark
Fixed grammar, removed personal contact information, improved title
Aug
29
suggested suggested edit on How do I assemble the rear brakes on a 2003 Chevy Tracker?
Aug
29
suggested suggested edit on 2000 Chevy Silverado 5.3L turns over but won't start, no spark
Aug
29
awarded  Informed
Aug
28
comment What could be causing an uneven roll at low speeds?
What kind of car? Is it 2WD or 4WD/AWD? Does it have ABS?
Aug
28
answered Identify cause of tire wear inside of rim
Aug
28
comment Is it OK to replace only 2 tires on an AWD car?
For reference, Subaru's permitted difference in tire circumference is 1/4" between the smallest and largest tire. That ends up being between 1/32" to 2/32" difference in tread depth (tire radius). Not much. I don't have any specs from other manufacturers.
Aug
28
comment Is it OK to replace only 2 tires on an AWD car?
@RoryAlsop That probably happened because your mis-matched tire sizes caused the center diff to slip, overheat, and bind. That will quickly cause permanent damage to the viscous coupling, and will result in all kinds of wonky handling (unless you're on dirt, where it's just more awesome). For auto trans equipped Subarus the effect is similar, because the AWD system will engage the center diff clutch.
Aug
28
answered Why is my engine quieter with synthetic oil?
Feb
21
comment How well should a slip yoke be polished to give a proper seal?
I cleaned it up with steel wool and did go over it a bit with 2000 grit, but that last step didn't make any visible difference. Anyway, still no leaks after 500+ miles!
Feb
21
accepted How well should a slip yoke be polished to give a proper seal?
Jan
18
revised How well should a slip yoke be polished to give a proper seal?
edited title
Jan
18
asked How well should a slip yoke be polished to give a proper seal?
Dec
3
revised Will Putting An Extra Quart of Oil In My Car Ruin It?
added 152 characters in body