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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, Perl, PHP, Ruby, Python, C, and most recently, 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. If you’ve downloaded a Linux ISO from Usenet in the past 15 years, I probably helped make it happen.

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.

Beyond that, I enjoy PC games, a great deal of sci-fi, being violently assaulted by a chihuahua, and cooking.