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I am a software architect by trade and a coder/hacker by compulsion. I've worked on projects large and small, and have experience in more languages than I care to count (Java, ActionScript, Objective-C, JavaScript, C, C++, HTML, CSS, Velocity, SQL, Php, Bash, Perl, and probably others) and a number of different functional domains (concurrency/multiprogramming, build and test automation, server administration, team and project management, high-level design and architecture, etc.).

Notable open-source contributions include matchbook, a platform-agnostic matchmaking service, API, and SDK for mobile applications (think multi-platform real-time gaming), a thread-safe wrapper for Apple's Core Data framework, and a screen-capture utility for iOS.

I've also self-published a book about self-publishing books, and a comic reader app for the iPhone. I maintain and occasionally update a blog about various topics that I happen to find interesting or noteworthy.


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comment Difference between “Hypoid” and “Limslip” oils
Thanks for the tip. I checked the datasheet for the oil I purchased, and it says "All Penrite Limslip oils may be be used in conventional hypoid rear axles", so I feel reasonably comfortable that nothing bad is going to happen. The manual calls for a GL-5 oil (well actually it calls for Ford ESW-M2C108A, which appears to be comparable to GL-5), so I'm hoping that the corrosion/pH issue doesn't apply in this case.
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comment Difference between “Hypoid” and “Limslip” oils
I think you're right, the limslip oil was surprisingly expensive. I wasn't even paying attention to the prices at the time, as my theory was "well the fuel I put in my car costs less than $1.50 a liter, and oil is oil, so this shouldn't be too much more expensive than that". Turns out that theory was very incorrect.
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