No. 35 Vol. 1Since 2018 A.D.Price: 0/0d

About Thran

This question fills me with the same existential dread as mandatory personal introductions at work, or online dating profiles. Without disclosing too much, I'll give a brief bio.

Short description

Programmer & Linux User. Failed guitarist. Enjoy immersive music and films. Striving to make the Web personal again, in my own small way.

Contact Me

Write me letters@<THIS_DOMAIN>.uk. Letters to the editor are appreciated but replies aren't guaranteed.

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Likes & Dislikes


obscure music, linux, bsd, fluxbox, vim, perl, ground coffee, filled bookcases, mechanical things, primus, trains, ale, tankards, freedom, old buildings, fireplaces, forests, ancient history, bicycles, south park, brass eye, wired headphones, pedestrianised streets, leather shoes


tomatoes, windows >=8, 'single page' websites, nano (the editor), python, lazy songwriting, capeshit movies, advertisements (especially "targeted" ones), statism, hubris, political parties, bureaucracy, profiling, modern apple keyboards, "login to see more", the British government's internet policy

Programming parlance

I program in Perl when I want to have fun, C when I wish to show off, and anything else if I am paid enough.

Decent Websites

Websites I mostly like may be found here - linklist.

Causes I support with money

Free software is necessary for privacy in computing. Privacy is foremost in the digital age, with everyone trying to abuse your data. Both of these organisations do much to fight for your freedom in the digital realm:

Naturally, I would encourage your financial generosity to these worthy causes, if possible.

Woeful Websites

How not to do it.

  • Facesbook
  • Medium
  • New Reddit
  • Any page that takes >100Kb to load (excepting images)
  • Sites with intrusive cookie notifications
  • Websites that require javascript just to display text
  • Websites that require so much scrolling your index finger muscle gets ripped
  • Anything to do with tracking, profiling and advertising (beyond text links)


Buttons & Stickers. Coming someday.


For more 'about me' babble, you may read the Never Asked Questions.