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  • BS in Computer Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Works as a programmer at an RF electronics company. Currently on a RF matrix router project with several sub-projects involving a touchscreen and webserver on an embedded Linux module.
  • Strongest in Java. Has some experience with PHP, C, C++, bash, and others. Dabbles in Android.

Feb
15
answered What do you do to make positive you remember your water bottle?
Feb
14
revised What to do about hypothermia on a long ride?
corrected sp/gr
Feb
14
suggested suggested edit on What to do about hypothermia on a long ride?
Feb
11
revised Terminology index - a list of bike part names and cycling concepts
changed wording, added alternative name
Feb
11
comment A test ride for a new bicycle
@ChrisW I think by "spots for racks" sillyyak meant pannier rack eyelets.
Feb
10
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
9
revised What bike+equipment for a long daily urban commute?
moved quote into a block quote; changed link text
Feb
9
suggested suggested edit on What bike+equipment for a long daily urban commute?
Feb
9
comment What bike+equipment for a long daily urban commute?
@ChrisW Clipless pedals have a bit of a learning curve, so you will definitely want to practice for a week or two. You will almost definitely fall over at least once (everyone does), which you don't want to do when you're on your way to work. I would wait on it if at all possible (practice your route with regular pedals first to test the water).
Feb
7
answered When is Cyclometer useful?
Feb
7
awarded  Teacher
Feb
6
comment How should I clean salt out during Winters?
@HH01 By "hot wax" I mean paraffin wax (the stuff that candles are made of). You heat up the wax and then dip the chain in it. Wax is supposed to be very good at repelling dirt, but from what I read, it's not a very good lubricant. So it may last longer, but oil will make the chain run more easily.
Feb
6
comment Name for the thing attached to spokes to remove tires?
"SOL" means "Sh*t Out of Luck", as in you are in a very bad situation.
Feb
6
comment Safe countries for touring (without having to take public trasport all the time) in EU?
Bike planes? Do you mean bike lanes?
Feb
6
answered How should I clean salt out during Winters?
Feb
1
comment How can I get started building a bicycle?
Beat me to it. Sheldon Brown all the way!
Jan
31
awarded  Editor
Jan
31
revised How do I efficiently shift gears on a road bike with downtube shifters?
corrected spelling and grammar
Jan
31
suggested suggested edit on How do I efficiently shift gears on a road bike with downtube shifters?
Jan
30
comment Is there a recycling program that accepts unrepairable inner tubes?
I don't know of any recycling programs, but I often re-use "dead" tubes for padding on my car's bike rack. (Cut a slit in the tube lengthwise, chop off the valve, and wrap it on the rack like handlebar tape.)