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Welcome to my blog, this is the obligatory about page. My name is Stuart Hacking. I graduated in 2009 from Queen’s University, Belfast with an MEng in Computer Science. I’ve worked in research relating to virtualisation and cloud computing, and since then I’ve been employed as a software developer.

This site is intended to store a collection of musings, tutorials, reminders and other such posts. Apparently, I rant a lot about software so here comes the legal disclaimer:  The opinions and statements contained within are solely my own and do not reflect the opinions of anyone else including my past, current or future employers.

I am very interested in technology, particularly software. I like to learn new programming languages: Most of my professional experience is in Java and Web technology, but I’m also interested in functional programming (Haskell, Clojure) and esoteric languages (Befunge). But Really what I enjoy is making things, and writing programs is just one facet of that. I also enjoy various crafts and model making.

I am a self-confessed Emacs fanatic. I like Unix and use Apple computers at home. I use a lot of Free Software.

I also enjoy Table tennis, Cycling, Reading Science Fiction and Fantasy novels, watching movies, listening to music (anything from classical -> Heavy metal), drawing (very occasionally), playing guitar, reading comics.