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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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comment How do I identify and kill this weed?
Making my own week killer. LOL Love that one!
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comment How do I identify and kill this weed?
What, like stems and all or am I supposed to pick all those little leaves off?
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comment Why are pots typically wider at the top than at the bottom?
An added benefit, when transplanting seedlings, is that a hole dug in the ground is larger at the top than it is at the bottom (at least the way my shovel works), so the larger top of the potted plant fits a little better into the hole.
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I don't want to kill the Bermuda grass. Dirt for the front yard may work in Arizona, but it rains too much in East Texas.
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I'm definitely trying the Roundup! Anything specific to get this Euphorbia Maculata? (what a mouthful) We don't water our lawn, so when the grass dies, this stuff takes over in the open ground so that new grass has no chance to come back.
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A flame weeder? Are you setting fire to your lawn?
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LOL Brian, I want to keep the Bermuda grass. It is hardy, requires no watering, and only grows to about 4-inches tall. I want to rid my life of the weed in that first picture that seems to be choking out the Bermuda grass. :)
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