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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


Apr
9
comment Breakfast on Morning of Race
I'd vote for eating a bowl of oatmeal. There is decent protein there, and it takes oatmeal longer to process than the fruit salad and jam (I'd think the sugars from those would be burned off before you started the run).
Feb
19
comment Are there benefits in having a post workout shake before a workout?
You are reading too much into it, JohnP. If a person's system is unable to process a full 80 g of protein, whatever does not get stored as fat gets discarded as bodily waste - just like most other foods. Also, I'm not saying 20-30 g of protein per hour all day long, but that there is no need in exceeding that amount in a given time frame.
Feb
19
comment Are there benefits in having a post workout shake before a workout?
I've never heard about that 24 hour window before. Does anyone have a reference for it?
Jan
22
comment Do I lose muscle mass if I do anaerobic exercises throughout my diet?
After about 30 minutes of cardio, your body has burned out of the sugars stored in your blood. Then, it gets energy where it can. That can come from converting fat or muscle to energy.
Jan
21
comment 40/40/20 Ratio and 1.5g of protein per pound still a good rule of thumb?
LOL - and now we develop software. I don't think Arnold regrets too much of his past. It was all a stepping stone to make him who he is today.
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
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?
Jan
15
comment How do I squat if I can't keep my heels on the floor?
Frankly, that's what I'm wondering. If he starts doing squats with the Smith machine, that will force him all the way down, stretching his ligaments, and enabling him to eventually be able to squat down with his heels flat on the floor without weights. You and Kate don't seem to understand this.
Jan
14
comment How do I squat if I can't keep my heels on the floor?
The question is tagged incorrectly. Is that correct?
Jan
14
comment How do I squat if I can't keep my heels on the floor?
Did you see the OP's video? He can not do this with NO weight, so he can't really go down in weight unless he ties Helium balloons to his belt.
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
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
3
comment Need to run every day - best way to stop?
+1. Does not have to be heavy lifting, though; just go get some exercise elsewhere. (I'm guessing you work at a desk job.) Find some way to exercise, whether that be chopping firewood, shoveling snow, mowing the grass, yoga (ugh!), or hitting the gym. ...hey! Maybe a motorcycle! :)
Feb
3
comment Any authoritative references for strength training nutrition requirements?
Interesting idea for a book. Essentially, what you would have would be a huge book with a flow chart. If you are this way, turn to page X; if you are that way, turn to page Y. That would continue on until you reach the end of the author's list, where he would reward you with your specific eating goal. However, I don't think that exists.
Feb
1
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.
Feb
1
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.
Jan
19
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
18
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
18
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.