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.