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bio website Table14Software.com
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The Short:

Mechanical Engineer with a Software Problem.

The Long:

I don't claim to be an expert programmer, I'm a full time professional mechanical engineer specializing in dynamics, structures and getting sh*t to space. I have 7 Years of experience with Finite Element Codes (Nastran and Ansys, and I've written my own FEM code in C/Objective-C). I have a few other OSX/iOS programs that I have built including TA's Friend, iRef-Kickball and iRef-Kickball Lite. I am also fairly adept at web app programming using a ruby stack including ruby on rails, sinatra, haml, sass (scss), mongodb/mongoid, spork, coffeescript, jquery, rspec, S3, heroku, ect., ect...

I've built the following websites


Mar
24
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
26
awarded  Yearling
May
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
17
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
26
awarded  Yearling
Aug
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
23
accepted What is the stopping force of your average road bike?
Aug
27
awarded  Yearling
Aug
22
awarded  Commentator
Aug
22
comment Why is there a stitched hole in the back pocket of my new jersey?
Draining Slowly => Lots of stress on seams, Draining Fast => Less stress on seams...
Aug
14
answered Why is there a stitched hole in the back pocket of my new jersey?
Aug
4
answered Can chain-slap cause damage to a chainstay that is beyond superficial?
Apr
21
revised Fixie Rear Wheel Slippage Problem
added chain tugs
Feb
25
comment Fixie Rear Wheel Slippage Problem
@darkcanuck. You can absolutly solve this problem with moments, In fact, I just did. I'ts a trivial lever problem where the axial forms the fulcrum and the point of contact with the chain and the ground form the applied forces.
Feb
25
revised Fixie Rear Wheel Slippage Problem
added 106 characters in body
Feb
25
revised Fixie Rear Wheel Slippage Problem
Updated with full explainition of statics
Feb
24
revised Fixie Rear Wheel Slippage Problem
added 50 characters in body; added 254 characters in body; added 1 characters in body
Feb
23
answered Fixie Rear Wheel Slippage Problem
Jan
18
comment Repairing a bent bike frame, is it worth it?
@sixtyfooterdude, The crack was small when compared to the patch area, adding the patch approximately doubled the number of plies along the top tube. More material => stronger bike, although this comes at the cost of a slight increase in weight.
Dec
17
comment Repairing Presta valves
Additionally applying a light coating of baby powder to the tube will prevent the tube from sticking to the tire. If the tube is sticking to the tire anytime the tire slips on the rim (like when you are applying the breaks hard) the tire will pull on the tube which in turn pulls on the valve. Which if it happens enough will put a whole in your tire near the bottom of the valve.