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In my previous life I have always been a back-end MS Windows C++/C# (90/10) developer working with various recording, streaming and analytics servers. Lots of COM/DCOM, multithreading with emphasis on performance (CPU, disk/network I/O, memory footprint...), scalability and reliability.

Since November 11, 2012 (same day I started drinking coffee), I have been with Carbon Black, an awesome startup in the InfoSec space that will make the world a safer place. My current role is an Enterprise Server Engineering Lead, which primarily involves Python/Java (75/25) development with lots of open-source packages all running on Linux (CentOS/RedHat).

I have a strong passion for building quality software. I'm also a huge proponent of Agile/Lean methodologies and always advocate for iterative approaches, continuous improvement and an ideal that the only constant in what we do should be change.

Back when I used to have a 40-hour job, I started a GitHub project, which still has some of my code. Unfortunately, these days that had to go to the back burner.


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comment Is Prestone “All Makes/All Models” coolant *really* compatible with all models?
@geoO: ... and I'm not saying you are wrong. In fact I just read your post, +1 to that :) and I will be sure to use my experience of reading your facts in my future decision making process.
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comment Is Prestone “All Makes/All Models” coolant *really* compatible with all models?
@geoO: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search_cost -- "rational consumer will continue to search ... until the marginal cost of searching exceeds..." -- I have a job. I have a wife. I have hobbies... To me and other people, who found this answer (or forum posts) useful, using "anecdotes" is a way of reducing search costs because to me and many more others, "coolant research" is kinda pushing the limits of what would be considered rational. But clearly, others such as yourself, should simply do the research and use best coolant they can find for their cars.
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comment Is Prestone “All Makes/All Models” coolant *really* compatible with all models?
Unfortunately, I've got other things going on in my life that doing full "research" on every product I've ever put into a car would get rather expensive and I'm assuming a lot of other people are in the same boat as me. So I provided an answer based on my experience and my observations of other people's "research", which just happened to be all over the place
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comment Is Prestone “All Makes/All Models” coolant *really* compatible with all models?
@geoO: anecdote would imply that I simply told you story without any base on facts and moved on. That's not really true. 1) I really do use prestone; 2) I really did go to BMW forums to see what other people say; 3) I really never had any problems with prestone in ANY of my cars; 4) Manufacturers do have other interests in mind when they make their recommendations (my company does same things just with our products, also a fact); 5) I really did observe two groups of people (and like I said both knowledgeable that I would respect)... you clearly being in one of those groups :)
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comment Misfire the next morning if car runs only for 15 seconds
... there could definitely still be oil somewhere in the connectors (either bottom part where it goes onto spark plugs or top where harness connects to the coils). But even if I did something in May of last year, seems this behavior persisted through all that completely unchanged. Is there a good explanation why oil would cause the whole thing with 15 sec run time? Otherwise, I can run this car for half a year without a single misfire.
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comment Misfire the next morning if car runs only for 15 seconds
Interesting you should mention the oil. In May of last year I replaced the valve cover gasket because it was leaking oil. I had oil pool in all spark plug holes, then drip out onto exhaust manifold and smoke. When I did that job, I also replaced all spark plugs and attempted to do my best to clean any oil from electrical connectors (using q-tip with rubbing alcohol). Problem is that this car has ignition coils sitting right on top of the spark plugs and there's no standard spark plug wires that I can easily replace (engine wiring harness goes straight to the coils and is non-serviceable)...
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comment Misfire the next morning if car runs only for 15 seconds
Can't say if there was or wasn't any smoke. I was suspecting leaky injectors and I've had them in the past, but it seems an injector wouldn't care if the car ran for 15 sec or for 2 hours. With my last car, injector problem caused misfire regardless of how long I drove the car for. In this case, the problem is extremely rare and generally crops up if only when I do something to the car outside of normal driving. I guess hooking up a fuel pressure gauge would take the guessing part out of this question.
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comment Why does a Turbocharger only produce boost when the engine is under load
@generalexception: read your amendment and yeah I did answer the question. It all comes down to how much air you are moving through the engine. If your car is sitting still, it takes VERY LITTLE open throttle to rev engine to 3k rpm. On the other hand, putting the car under any kind of load (i.e. moving uphill or acceleration...) will require much more open throttle and get to same RPM. More open throttle X rpm ==> more boost.
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answered Why does a Turbocharger only produce boost when the engine is under load
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comment What's happening when you give someone a boost?
@GregoryBell: yes, there's electricity flowing at all times through the car body. But if you consider how much electricity 12 gauge wire can carry and compare to the amount of metal the entire car body has, you'll realize that it's really not all that much. Also the amount of metal gives all circuits a path of least resistance back the the negative terminal of battery/charging circuitry and halves the amount of wiring you would've needed to have otherwise. As far as disconnecting the battery, what I meant is unhook the ground (-) terminal from old battery and leave it hanging.
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answered What's happening when you give someone a boost?