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bio website lonecpluspluscoder.com
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age 45
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I've been programming since my early teens and like so many of us, I started Basic on the usual home computers like Atari 800XL, ZX Spectrum etc. "Turned pro" about 20 years ago.

I've been mostly doing C++ during this time, writing anything from device drivers for various operating systems to trading systems for banks.


Feb
8
comment Clips that hold plug wires onto coil pack?
Can you post a picture of the offending part? That may make IDing it easier.
Feb
7
comment How to let off the carburetors of a 1993 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 for winter storage?
The effect should be more or less the same - running the carbs dry might not remove all fuel but should take care of enough of it. That said, as you mentioned running it indoors isn't such a good idea...
Feb
7
comment How to let off the carburetors of a 1993 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 for winter storage?
You can always top of tank after you ran the carbs dry.
Feb
5
answered How do I remove old stickers from my windshield?
Jan
31
answered Just HOW urgently should I replace this tire? Is it safe to drive on at all?
Jan
29
answered DIY Panel Beating - Got any Tips?
Jan
29
comment Car is frozen. cannot start
Agree, unless it's a Diesel and the fuel has solidified or the coolant is frozen (which actually shouldn't stop the engine from turning over but if the water pump is driven by the timing belt will have dire consequences), it should start eventually.
Jan
27
answered Why would the steering be intermittently very heavy in a 2001 Dodge Caravan?
Jan
25
comment Is there a reliable way to repair a pin hole leak in a radiator
Aluminum radiators can be welded by someone who knows what's they're doing.
Jan
10
answered Dying car, at random intervals
Jan
3
answered Can i remove the rear diff in my land rover freelander?
Dec
29
answered When should I change the oil, as the tech recommends or as my oil change light indicates
Dec
28
comment Check Oil Light Stays on for 20+ Seconds When 2004 Trailblazer Starts
When did you last had the oil and filter changed?
Dec
20
answered Are there different kinds of 10W-40 oil?
Dec
19
answered Blue-ish smoke coming out from the exhaust
Dec
11
comment What to look for when buying a salvage title car
+2 on the avoid :). Actually the only reason for a salvage title I'd even remotely consider would be theft, and I'd want to see documentation on what has been done on the car before even considering that.
Dec
6
answered Should I buy a car that is due a new cambelt?
Dec
6
comment How do I diagnose ABS problem with Toyota CE110 - 1996
The part that makes me think this might not be the case is that you said you already swapped in a couple of other ABS ECUs and they didn't work either. The law of averages suggests that it's fairly unlikely that you end up only with dead ones, especially if they've been reconditioned by someone who knows what they're doing. I think you have an electrical fault, but not necessarily inside the ECU. I'd check for power at the ECU first and then go hunting for a broken wire.
Dec
6
answered Shift “Grinding” Issue?
Dec
5
comment How do I diagnose ABS problem with Toyota CE110 - 1996
Did you ask your mechanic why he thinks the ABS ECU is fried? They seem to get changed regularly if the mechanic can't determine the fault, but often it's sensors at fault, not the ECU itself.