About

aagh.net

Aagh.net is a website created and maintained by Thomas Hurst. This is where things I write and develop typically end up.

It's written in standards compliant XHTML and CSS, mostly edited using Vim. It targets all standards compliant browsers, including Gecko based clients and Opera; it also works fine in Internet Explorer 6. It should be fully usable in textmode clients, screenreaders, any any other XHTML compatible client.

Those suitably inclined can admire this site serving HTML, XHTML, and Atom, with the correct content-type, depending on their client Accept headers and the file extension given to content. This nonsense was written back when we thought it was a good idea; these days I just use HTML 4.01 Strict.

All pages are served using PHP running on top of Apache on FreeBSD.

This site is about 10 years old at this point, and hasn't really been maintained much since. I'll get around to doing something about that at some point. Honest.

Thomas J. Hurst

I'm a 29 year old geek from Billingham, England.

I'm a web standards weenie, and can sometimes be seen on a number of relevent mailing lists. I lean towards dynamic programming languages such as Ruby and PHP, which I typically run on FreeBSD.

I'm a voracious reader, and typically get through a couple of books a week. My favourite authors include Iain (M.) Banks, Peter F. Hamilton, Greg Bear, Greg Egan and Alastair Reynolds, which should give you an idea of what kind of books I read :)

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