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User since: Dec 15, 2001 at 08:04 UTC (21 years ago)
Last here: Nov 30, 2015 at 18:49 UTC (7 years ago)
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Location:The end of my rope
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Rubbercity Perl Mongersclickety-clack!
My band!</tdThe Professional Againsters
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Hi. I'm a graphic/web designer seeking to learn the mysteries of the oyster. I was originally drawn to Perl as a means to learn CGI programming, but I'm now trying to expand my Perl reach a bit. Spent about seven years ('96 - '03) living in Portland, Oregon.

After a few years of watching Portland's school system and job market implode I jumped ship and moved the family back to the Akron, Ohio area. Not a lot of difference job-wise but at the very least my monsters can get a good education.

I'll miss a few things about Portland though...portland perl mongers of course, even if I felt in waaay over my head (grep, ovid, chromatic, bigal, lemming, merlyn, jZed, Tom ... to name just a few of the fine, fine perlmongers on the loose in Puddletown that I was lucky enough to meet), L.R.S.D., assorted smutmongers,Free Geek was fun, watching my neighbor get arrested by heavily armed F.B.I agents will go in my mental archive (apparently he was one of the surviving S.L.A. members - nice guy btw)

O.K. Ohio... give me your worst.

Rubbercity Perl Mongers

Since there was no Perl Mongers here in Akron, I've started one. Rubbercity Perl Mongers. If you happen to be a speaker and would like to give a presentation please let me know. We'd be glad to have you.

Personal Stuff:

I'm married to a super-groovy Limey chick named Andi. How she puts up with me is harder to understand than regexes for an initiate. We also have two child processes named Thing1 and Thing2. And a strange cat (update: or four-- what the ?...How'd that happen?).

I have played drums in several punk/alternative bands over the years, had a lot of fun and met a lot of cool people. Upon arriving back in Ohio, I was immediately cons‎crip‎ted to play drums for the Professional Againsters. Punk rock hooligans. wohoo!

Stuff I like:

Cool Portland stuff I miss:

Perl Geek Code

Version: 0.01
P+>*c---P6-R-M-O->++MA >++E--PU-BD C
D!S->+++X >+++WP++>++++MO+++PP

Secret Decoder Ring
@a = ("a".."z"," ","-","\n");foreach $b ( 12,0,17,10,24,12,14,14,13,26,8,18,26,0,26, 22,0,13,13,0,27,1,4,26,15,4,17,11,26,7,0, 2,10,4,17) {print $a[$b]};print $a[28];
Many, many thanks to grep for all of his help and egging me on.

XP Graph

Monks in my neck of the woods

Monks I have met along the path