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Sr Applications Developer @ jp2code.net

Years 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.

Where I am not known by my code, I am known by my motorcycle: I am one of the few riders who loves the Harley-Davidson XR1200. Pictures of my modified XR are posted on websites around the world, and I go by the screen name JoeP on the XR1200 Owner's Group.

2009 H-D XR1200, jp2code


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.
Jul
10
comment Advice needed - My car has burn mark on hood and seems to be leaking oil
If it is water, it is most likely condensation from your air conditioner. This is normal and every vehicle with air conditioning does it when the AC is being used.
Jul
9
comment Passing Emissions Test: Can't figure out how to fix code P0705 on a 1997 Nissan D21 / Hardbody / Pickup
Did you ever get this resolved, Filip? Electronic Versions of the Service Manuals are available online, and there are a couple of nice online communities specifically for the D21 Hardbody at Nissan Forum and Infamous Nissan.
Jul
9
comment What are the risks of overfilling a small engine with oil?
Just a note: Those old Briggs & Stratton engines last even longer if you take good care of them. :)
Jul
9
answered Advice needed - My car has burn mark on hood and seems to be leaking oil
Jul
9
comment Advice needed - My car has burn mark on hood and seems to be leaking oil
Where is the oil leak in the engine compartment picture?
May
20
awarded  Yearling
Apr
27
answered Is it worth repairing/replacing a noisy timing belt tensioner on a MkV VW Golf?
Apr
10
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
19
accepted Front End Alignments
Feb
19
answered Front End Alignments
Feb
14
comment Front End Alignments
The shocks are less than 4-months old, Brian, so I doubt they are the problem.
Feb
14
revised Front End Alignments
added details
Feb
14
comment Front End Alignments
Sorry. My comment above left out details. The center link was replaced over a year ago. The front end still felt bad, so I took the truck in about 4 months back. The shop installed all new Monroe Sensatrac shocks ($320), 2 control arm bushings ($185), and charged me $90 for a front end alignment.
Feb
13
comment Front End Alignments
Good video. Will leaving the steering wheel locked be adequate to prevent it from coming "out of level"?