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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 started a PhD in January  2009 relating to virtualization technology. The direction of the project changed, unfortunately, due to a conflict of interest with the business. I left in order to pursue a more technical career path. Currently I am working as a Software Engineer in a Belfast based company.

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 enjoy things relating to technology particularly on the software side. Learning new languages is a lot of fun. I know quite a lot about Java, Python and Javascript. I have fair experience in C/C++, Lisp and Unix shell programming (Perl, Bash, etc)  and enjoy continuing to learn other (perhaps obscure) languages such as Haskell and Befunge. Although I don’t consider the following to be general purpose languages I have experience with Html, xHtml, Css, Xml, Json and Sql.

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.

Please feel free to email me at: stuhacking [AT] gmail.com.