This section of the site contains a variety of things that I’ve created through the pursuit of meaning in existence.


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Where not otherwise specified, I provide this information under the terms of the zlib license (see below).  If you want to use these things in a way that is not compatible with the license, contact me.  I’m likely to be willing to provide it to you under some other license, as I believe that the primary value of any product is in its use.

Copyright © <“year”> Peter Marheine

This software is provided ‘as-is’, without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software.

Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose, including commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute it freely, subject to the following restrictions:

  1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software in a product, an acknowledgment in the product documentation would be appreciated but is not required.

  2. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be misrepresented as being the original software.

  3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source distribution.



This is, dumping grounds of the ideas, thoughts, and random musings of myself, Peter Marheine. The navigation links to the right list the site’s main categories:

  • Home - the main page, with listings of all the latest activity.

  • About - this page!

  • Projects - repository of various projects of mine, particularly hardware and software development.

  • Muse - the place for more meaningful articles and thoughts- as in the blog, but more complete.

  • Contact - a way to contact me, should you have no other way to do so.

This site

I strive to ensure that everything on the site is handled gracefully even in less-capable user agents such as elinks or w3m, most significantly by avoiding the use of client-side scripting (i.e., JavaScript) wherever possible, but also by including images only sparingly.


Mentioned above, I’m Peter Marheine. As of the fall of 2009, I am studying for a BS in Computer Engineering at Michigan Technological University, with a primary focus of embedded systems design and programming. Outside of my studies, I do a variety of technology-related things, mostly involving some sort of programming. The notable (and somewhat complete) ones can be found in the projects sections of this site.

At MTU, I am the current server administrator for the Linux/UNIX User’s Group, and am a member of the Blue Marble Security enterprise’s software development team.

My PGP public key is available on this site, at /pmarheine.asc (ID DF2157CD, fingerprint 7F62 ECC0 B2FE 8E57 4DAC E707 7DDD 3675 DF21 57CD, externally verifiable with this tweet).  A copy of my resumé, among other things, is available at

Around the web

There are a number of other places I can be found around the web, usually going by the alias of ‘tari’ or some variant thereof. Some of the more notable places I can be found:

  • Some of my personal programs have repositories over on Bitbucket.

  • I lurk on some technology forums with a slant towards programming Texas Instruments graphing calculators (the platform which I got my start programming on). See Cemetech for the main one.

  • I maintain a personal presence on a number of other sites too, but the more interesting ones include Youtube and  Many more can be found in the sidebar.

Other people

I know these people and have some interest in what they have to say:

Points of interest

Some of the places I pay attention to but don’t necessarily interact with in any tangible way:

  • ** Ars Technica ** - mostly tech-related news and the occasional opinion piece.

  • ** Boing Boing ** - wonderful things and the occasional bit of news.

  • ** Hack a Day ** - creating and tweaking (mostly) electronics.


I like having data on what people are looking for on the site and what’s useful, so I use self-hosted Piwik for analytics, which doesn’t share your visit information with parties that use it for potentially nefarious purposes.