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Matthew Labarge is an outstanding composer and has published
magnificent piano music. I can't say enough good things about his
work! Please give it a try.
Open Source Web Design
Their work gave these pages a massive jump start. Thanks a bunch, folks!
The North Carolina Bicycle Club. My favorite club in NC.
A truly great forum site for bicyclists in the NC Triangle.
The Comprehensive Perl Archive Network. Huge!
One of the best resources for bicycling on the planet. Great guy
too! We'll miss him.
A fine hangout for local mountain bike riders.
I write code, ride mountain
and road bikes as time allows, drive a hybrid vehicle, support Linux
and open source software, occasionally build speaker enclosures, enjoy
computer games, and have written a handful of articles in the North
Carolina Triangle area.
I've been a strong proponent for commuting by bicycle, and at one time
wrote a Triangle
Bicycle Commuting FAQ for those interested in riding to work in
this area. I assembled a road bike for commuting during 1995-1998, then
switched to a BikeE
Recumbent. Since I'm fortunate enough to work from home now, I've
taken up riding offroad or "mountain" bikes on local bike trails for
Ride - A Loop Around Umstead Park
July 2003 C&O Canal Bike Tour
My Giant NRS 2
Maryland (CAM) Weekend 2005
In October 2006, I presented at
North Carolina Bicycle Club on the topic of Using a GPS Receiver and Mapping
Software for Bicycling. This presentation was updated for the Carolina Tarwheels in May 2007.
is available in OpenOffice (ODP) Format as well as in
An Informal Comparison of Bicycle Headlight Systems
Writings on Unix
During my career I've needed to write articles from time to time,
either as reference for fellow programmers or in various efforts to
justify using Unix over alternative OSes for projects. A handful of
these have been useful for the general public, so here they are.
for Unix Developers
with Unix Object Libraries
Shortcuts for Navigating Directories
Program Editing with ctags
A brief description and a few pics of a subwoofer construction project.
It took a long time to finish, but I wanted it to look good enough for our
living room. We're very happy with how it looks and sounds.
We replaced our home's original HVAC equipment from 1991 with a
high efficiency ground-sourced heat pump. We also had a hot water recovery
system installed (
"desuperheater") at the same time. It preheats our hot
water and saves even more energy. Check out the link to see photos of
the project and the great results.
Recursively search subdirectories and build a graphical web page that
indexes your HTML pages, including links. View sample.
Uses Perl/Tk to provide a pie-chart display of hard disk usage.
Article: Complex Sorts
Find out how to sort tab or column delimited data using multiple keys.
Recursively search text files in subdirectories for a given string or
regular expression. You can do this with find & xargs, but this
alternative tries to improve on the concept.
Article: Using Perl Inside vi & vim
Perl scripts can be used within vi and vim to perform useful tasks.
This article explores generating formatted comments, and repeating the
same code lines for multiple variables names.