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Software Developer @ jp2code.net

Long ago, I left home and joined the United States Marine Corps where I was assigned the Military Occupational Specialty of Basic Metal Worker (MOS 1316). I loved building things as a welder, but could not see myself doing this until I reached age 65.

After my Honorable Discharge in the early 1990s, I used my G.I. Bill to go to school and received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics four years later.

Using a love of computers since I played on a Commodore 64 at 10 years old and two (2) C++ electives that I had taken in school, I began working in the computer programming field.

The recession following ENRON in 2001 left me working at a remedial job for a little over two years while I brushed up on my skills at a local community college in SQL and first learned what the new .NET Framework was all about.

I have had the pleasure of working as a Software Developer since 2003.

For a short while, I pulled in a little extra income by running a moonlighting business under the name Joe's Welding. Dangerous working conditions and non-paying customers prompted me to sell my mobile welding equipment about the time my son was born.

Today, I am exclusively a Software Developer. My language of choice is C#, and I enjoy working with databases.

If you care to find me anywhere else, just do a search on my screen name: jp2code

Above Average Joe


Jan
20
comment Trying to gain weight in a healthy way, but getting a bigger or bloated belly as a result!
All of those statements I made were preceded with reasons that you conveniently neglected to mention.
Jan
20
comment Trying to gain weight in a healthy way, but getting a bigger or bloated belly as a result!
Just shows how little you know, Dave.
Jan
20
answered Is Hair loss any way related to body building?
Jan
20
answered Trying to gain weight in a healthy way, but getting a bigger or bloated belly as a result!
Jan
17
revised How can I train my upper body strength with a shoulder that has a SLAP tear?
added 326 characters in body
Jan
17
answered How can I train my upper body strength with a shoulder that has a SLAP tear?
Jan
17
awarded  Yearling
Jan
15
answered I have a pulse oximeter. Can I use the O2 readings to improve my workout?
Jan
14
answered Is it better to use whey protein pre or post workout?
Jan
13
comment effect of masturbation on gym workout to gain muscle
About this: "Also everyone in gym suggests me to completely stop masturbation." Why are you talking to everyone in the gym about this?
Jul
12
answered Why does CrossFit use Kipping Pull-ups?
Jun
19
answered Is it necessary to do warmup sets at moderate weight?
Jan
13
awarded  Yearling
Jul
9
answered Resuming workouts after 2 months. Any beginner workout suggestions?
Apr
27
comment Is it bad to use a blender with protein powder
I agree, Wayne, so I upvoted to counter the bozo.
Feb
20
answered Tightening Dumbbells
Feb
20
comment Tightening Dumbbells
Ah! I have already been putting red Loctite on the threads, but having someone hold the other side is a good idea.
Feb
20
awarded  Student
Feb
19
revised Tightening Dumbbells
added 15 characters in body
Feb
13
answered talking to others at a gym