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Sr Applications Developer @ jp2code.net

Years 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.

Where I am not known by my code, I am known by my motorcycle: I am one of the few riders who loves the Harley-Davidson XR1200. Pictures of my modified XR are posted on websites around the world, and I go by the screen name JoeP on the XR1200 Owner's Group.

2009 H-D XR1200, jp2code


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revised Is this heart rate too high for a beginner runner?
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comment Is this heart rate too high for a beginner runner?
Also, keep in mind that actual Heart Rates fluctuate with different body types (tall & thin, short & thin, tall & thick, short & thick). These HR scales are trying to give you a guideline.
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Feb
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comment How should I prepare for a marathon on an elliptical machine?
How does one keep from going bonkers when stuck on an elliptical machine for that long? I could only take so much SpongeBob.
Feb
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answered Is running on treadmills easier than running outdoors because the ground is pulled beneath the runner?
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answered What exercises help toning and firming up after losing weight
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comment What would I need to track fitness effort?
Perhaps (load better than effort), but I still no longer really understand what you are looking for some software to do.
Jan
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comment How Can I Heal/Prevent Jumper's (Patellar Tendinitis) Knee?
I'd tend to guess you didn't rest quite long enough. If you are really needing to get back into the game, there are cortisone shots. If you are juicing, deca durabolin is an excellent lubrication.
Jan
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comment Become strong without spending money
Yeah, I originally had bends and thrusts in there, but I didn't want to scare the guy too much.
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comment How to accurately measure muscle mass versus body fat?
Hey Sarge. How exactly does this technique tell you where you are in terms of muscle and fat? I used a technique similar to this years back, and I was unknowingly starving my body and losing muscle tissue.
Jan
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comment How to accurately measure muscle mass versus body fat?
They are more accurate than some high school kid at the gym desk who doesn't know how to correctly measure with skin calipers, and these devices are hundreds of dollars less than installing a hydrostatic water tank to measure body fat. The OP never said he wanted/needed extreme precision.
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answered Become strong without spending money
Jan
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comment I need some tips in increasing my weight and body sturcture
If he wants more size, he needs more calories. That is his answer.
Jan
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answered How to accurately measure muscle mass versus body fat?
Jan
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comment What is good workout attire for weight lifting?
Good answer. I would add: Wear white socks, not the argyles you wear under your slacks.
Jan
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comment Running in boots comfortably down mountain trails
Shorter stride. That's what I was going to say. I would also recommend finding a good performance boot, if you must run in boots. There are some very good running boots out there! Bates Durashocks are a nice compromise between performance and price, but there are many others.
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answered What style earphone is most appropriate for jogging and running?
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answered I need some tips in increasing my weight and body sturcture