hur.st's bl.aagh

BSD, Ruby, Rust, Rambling

Thomas Hurst

That is, indeed, my name

I'm a computer programmer from North East England. I started out with ARexx in the mid 1990's, and it's been mostly downhill from there via, amongst other things, PHP, Ruby, Python, C, and my latest love, Rust.

My biggest claim to fame is co-developing the NZB specification, the de- facto standard for distributing binary data on the Usenet distributed discussions system, thus being a contributor to the loss of endless billions of pounds of economic activity. Buwahahaha.

I primarily use FreeBSD, and run a small search engine to help the community keep track of what's going on there and in related projects.

Contact

If you have a problem, if no one else can help... what makes you think I can?

Method Probability of success Expected Latency
IRC: Freaky @ FreeNode 0.9 20 seconds–12 hours
Twitter: @blaagh 0.8 2 hours–2 days
Email: tom@hur.st 0.6 12 hours–7 days
Facebook: … 0.004 6 months–∞

Meta

About this website

This site is generated using Gutenberg, a Rust static site generator not to be confused with the Wordpress theme of the same name.

The theme is called aloof, and is custom-made by and for me, including the photo of a plasma ball and my finger in the corner.

Why's bl.aagh? Because I've owned aagh.net for ages and always thought I should put a blog on bl.aagh.net.

It lives on a Portfast VPS in London, running the latest release of FreeBSD.