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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


Apr
7
comment What is the Magic ON temperature for Electric Fans?
Are you just guessing at 185°? That's how I came up with that value. I'm looking for a definite answer. When a car manufacturer builds a vehicle with an electric fan, that fan is set to turn on at a specific temperature. Given a 180° thermostat (optional 170°F thermostat), I'd like to know what temperature an electric fan should be set to turn on.
Apr
5
revised What is the Magic ON temperature for Electric Fans?
added extra pic
Apr
5
asked What is the Magic ON temperature for Electric Fans?
Apr
4
comment Does “DOT and SAE approved” apply across the United States?
+1. To add, you could find SAE and DOT stamps for side marker lights, but that doesn't mean you could use them for brake lights or turn signals.
Apr
4
answered '93 Ford Ranger 3.0L V6 Engine Only Runs Without Fan
Nov
16
comment Gasoline is dripping out of a rubber tube outputting on the bottom of my motorcycle - is this normal, or is it a problem?
Why'd you take an upside down picture?
Oct
14
comment shifting stops when critically low on gas
I doubt it. But, I spend a lot of time on the Nissan Hardbody forum, and Nissan has coded in some strange behaviors whenever it gets bad readings from sensors. It could be that you have water in the bottom of the tank.
Oct
13
comment Steering Wheel Shake New Car Performance Tires
I'm voting for a bad rim. The balancer shows everything is A-OK, but the inside is still a different weight than the outside.
Oct
13
comment Why do tires get bigger over the years?
I say it's all a sham! Tire places know you have to pay more for their 20-inch tires than the standard 14 and 15 inch tires, so they buddy up with the auto makers to ensure they stick oddball sized wheels on new vehicles. Everyone makes money but you.
Oct
13
comment shifting stops when critically low on gas
How low is this? I have seen auto manufacturers wire up some odd stuff in the electronics to ensure the owner's do something, but this is certainly odd - like an unknown bug!
Oct
13
answered 3rd Gear Popping Out
Sep
26
answered Motorcycle popping on acceleration
Sep
26
answered 01 sentra running hot
Sep
26
comment How to repair alternator slip rings to stop squeaking?
I'm guessing you're like me and didn't keep the receipt, otherwise I'd say to return it as a defective alternator!
Jul
27
comment Nissan Hardbody Heavy Duty Rear Leaf Springs
I can't afford new (OEM or aftermarket), so my only option is to sort this out with parts off of existing vehicles. The aftermarket does not even list the HD version of the D21. These Longbed 3/4-ton and 1-ton models were not common.
Jul
27
asked Nissan Hardbody Heavy Duty Rear Leaf Springs
Jul
15
comment Automatic transmission: Is shifting to neutral while approaching stops bad?
Colin, my information is in reference to a vehicle moving at speed. You are talking about a stopped vehicle. These are different states for the torque converter.
Jul
15
revised Automatic transmission: Is shifting to neutral while approaching stops bad?
See UPDATE.
Jul
10
answered Automatic transmission: Is shifting to neutral while approaching stops bad?
Jul
10
comment Uneven rotation sounds when my car gets to 50-60 MPH
Most likely caused by either throwing a wheel weight or if you recently had to lock the brakes, which would cause the tires to wear unevenly.