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bio website mikewills.me
location Minnesota
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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+


Apr
9
comment How do I make my safety button on the gear shifter unstick?
I have since sold the car. So I couldn't tell you if that worked or not. Thanks for the answer though.
Mar
19
comment 2006 Chevy Silverado missing dash lights
That sounds like work. ;-) Not sure I want to go to that much work. I'll live with it for now.
Mar
19
comment 2006 Chevy Silverado missing dash lights
So basically... don't bother unless you REALLY want to get it fixed.
Mar
19
comment 2006 Chevy Silverado missing dash lights
Thanks for the edit Larry.
Mar
18
comment 2006 Chevy Silverado missing dash lights
I thought about that after I posted. I'll have to do that tonight.
Jan
29
comment Where is the fuse for the front windshield washer pump on a '09 Chevy Traverse?
I am not ruling it out, but I don't want to take it to the shop to find out that it was a fuse. $50 fuses get spendy quick.
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
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
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?
Oct
27
comment I know this isn't good, but what is it and how hard is it to replace?
Getting fixed today.
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.
Oct
24
comment Is there a trick for doing bleeding the lines by yourself?
A little spendy for a DIYer like myself. I'll have to get my dad's or father-in-law's help. They are cheaper too.
Oct
24
comment Is there a trick for doing bleeding the lines by yourself?
Thanks for the answers. I assumed the answer was better to have two, but I wanted to see if there was some better way that I didn't know.
Oct
24
comment I know this isn't good, but what is it and how hard is it to replace?
I just stopped at the shop to have them take a look. They found a couple other things as well (I don't recall what off the top of my head). They'll fix it all for about $400. At this point, it's worth it for me. My time (and saved frustration) is worth more than they are charging in labor in this case.