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bio website mikewills.me
location Minnesota
age 34
visits member for 3 years, 1 month
seen Apr 9 at 13:48

After going to school to become a network administrator, Mike, fell in love with programming. He has been a midrange (IBM i, iSeries, AS/400) developer since 2000. He has since added ASP.NET to to his toolbox (around 2006) and now does dual duty writing/supporting green-screen applications and ASP.NET internet and intranet applications. He does a lot of integration between the IBM i and ASP.NET.

Besides his programming day job, he dabbles in PHP and many other areas of tech.

You can find him on his website, @MikeWills, Facebook, and Google+


Nov
5
comment Why would my heater sometimes blow cold air?
I wasn't worried about a warm car, but the blowing cold air which should have been at least warm. I think it was due to low collant. I need to find where my coolant leak is.
Oct
26
comment Why would my heater sometimes blow cold air?
I suppose I need to wait until I have the problem again to test that. It doesn't happen all of the time. (Just twice so far.)
Oct
26
comment Why would my heater sometimes blow cold air?
I just topped off the tank
Oct
25
asked Why would my heater sometimes blow cold air?
Oct
12
awarded  Yearling
May
11
comment Power vampire in car. Where do I start looking?
As a follow up, despite what the car shop was telling me. I replaced the battery anyway and haven't had any problems since. So as I suspected back when it first happened, the battery was starting to go bad.
Apr
6
comment Adding Towing Capability to my '09 Chevy Traverse
That is the plan. If I knew what I know now then, I wouldn't have bought it. My Equinox could have towed more. But honestly, it can pull my 3500 lb camper just fine. I just don't want to go too long of a distance with it.
Feb
10
asked How long to you need to drive to recharge to offeset the power it took to start it?
Feb
10
accepted Power vampire in car. Where do I start looking?
Feb
8
comment Power vampire in car. Where do I start looking?
That makes sense. The radio does have the security code on it so it does draw some minimal power to begin with, but I have the code to unlock it. Should I disconnect the positive or negative?
Feb
7
asked Power vampire in car. Where do I start looking?
Feb
3
accepted What should I look at when my brakes are soft?
Feb
3
accepted Adding Towing Capability to my '09 Chevy Traverse
Oct
27
awarded  Commentator
Oct
27
comment I know this isn't good, but what is it and how hard is it to replace?
Getting fixed today.
Oct
26
revised What should I look at when my brakes are soft?
added 107 characters in body
Oct
25
comment What should I look at when my brakes are soft?
I did take a spin and slam on the brakes some. However do to another issue I found (a broken sway bar), I didn't want to drop the front-end too much by slamming on the brakes. I will be bleeding the lines to see if that helps. At least get new fluid in the lines.
Oct
25
comment Is there a trick for doing bleeding the lines by yourself?
Most of my vehicles we have only kept for 5 or so years. Beyond that I didn't know that that needed to be done at all. First I have heard of it.
Oct
24
comment Is there a trick for doing bleeding the lines by yourself?
Good tip @qes. In regard to answering, sorry, but I like to mark an answer before I forget. I change if I find a better one.
Oct
24
comment Is there a trick for doing bleeding the lines by yourself?
In 10 years, I have never bleed my brakes. If I used it more often I would have a different outlook.