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Software Developer @ jp2code.net

Long ago, I left home and joined the United States Marine Corps where I was assigned the Military Occupational Specialty of Basic Metal Worker (MOS 1316). I loved building things as a welder, but could not see myself doing this until I reached age 65.

After my Honorable Discharge in the early 1990s, I used my G.I. Bill to go to school and received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics four years later.

Using a love of computers since I played on a Commodore 64 at 10 years old and two (2) C++ electives that I had taken in school, I began working in the computer programming field.

The recession following ENRON in 2001 left me working at a remedial job for a little over two years while I brushed up on my skills at a local community college in SQL and first learned what the new .NET Framework was all about.

I have had the pleasure of working as a Software Developer since 2003.

For a short while, I pulled in a little extra income by running a moonlighting business under the name Joe's Welding. Dangerous working conditions and non-paying customers prompted me to sell my mobile welding equipment about the time my son was born.

Today, I am exclusively a Software Developer. My language of choice is C#, and I enjoy working with databases.

If you care to find me anywhere else, just do a search on my screen name: jp2code

Above Average Joe


Jan
24
answered Keyless control system does not respond
Jan
24
comment What is the right way to attach the Micarb to the engine head of my Enfield Bullet 500?
Can you fabricate up a little piece of steel to fit across your new air filter (inside the cone)? That would give you a stock-like apparatus to drill a hole in, allowing the manifold bolt to still hold your new air filter on.
Jan
21
comment Is it OK to mix oil of different viscosity?
Is losing 1-qt per 500-1000 miles common in rotary engines?
Jan
4
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
7
comment Nissan Hardbody Heavy Duty Rear Leaf Springs
I'll look into it and ask around.
Oct
6
comment Nissan Hardbody Heavy Duty Rear Leaf Springs
We've got a 4x4 place in town that will get me aftermarket Rancho Suspension, but they want over twice the cost of the original replacement springs. I have not found any other type of business around here that works on springs. Zip 75601.
Aug
7
comment Nissan Hardbody Heavy Duty Rear Leaf Springs
Latest pic HERE.
Aug
7
comment Nissan Hardbody Heavy Duty Rear Leaf Springs
I wound up adding some helper springs, but I'd still like to find some old original stuff. I'd rather not spend $600 for new ones on this 20-year old truck if I don't need to.
Aug
6
accepted 1 Piece versus 2 Piece Drive Shaft
Aug
6
comment 1 Piece versus 2 Piece Drive Shaft
That's kind of what I'm thinking, too, Gabriel. I found several questions about it on various forums. All I found get distracted into why the person is asking the question, then they spend their energy trying to solve the problem instead of answering the question.
Aug
6
asked 1 Piece versus 2 Piece Drive Shaft
Jul
12
comment Oil burning smell and slow oil leak
Could be because some of the old oil is out in the open or smeared over the engine when it was drained. On the coolant, be sure to keep an eye on the overflow reservoir. It is designed to slowly go down while keeping your radiator full.
Jul
12
comment Oil burning smell and slow oil leak
When is the last time the oil was changed? Is the coolant level OK?
Jul
10
awarded  Yearling
Jul
10
answered identify suspension leak on motorcycle
Jun
19
answered Is it safe to mount a wire bracket to a hitch?
May
2
comment What is the Magic ON temperature for Electric Fans?
Not sure how old your car is, Brian, but I know the chemical characteristics of the goo those sensors use can change characteristics as the parts get older. You might be able to change out the sensor and have your fan turn on when it is expected. Also, if your car is like my truck, it could have a separate sensor for the gauge in the dash. In that case, the gauge sensor could be off.
May
2
accepted What is the Magic ON temperature for Electric Fans?
May
2
answered What is the Magic ON temperature for Electric Fans?
May
2
comment What is the Magic ON temperature for Electric Fans?
A 1994 Nissan D21 w/ VG30e. Did not come with electric fan, but I am installing one from a 1993 Nissan Altima. So far, I have it installed CLICK and this thermoswitch relay ready to go on. Just ran out of time today.