I’m Tom Thorogood, or more formally I’m Thomas Henry Thorogood. I live in Adelaide, Australia, but I’m also a citizen of the United Kingdom. My earliest memory of a computer was playing Lemmings on a bulky computer running either Windows 3.1 or Windows 95. I can still remember the elation at getting a new computer with Windows 98SE. Since then I’ve dabbled in everything from electronics to cryptography.
My first experiences with programming took place in the world of Visual Basic. After this early trip(-up) I taught myself C# and PHP. Subsequently I’ve taught myself a dozen or so programming languages, my latest acquisitions being Ruby and Go.
Any enquiries – including any job offers – are welcome, just send an email to the above address. I’m also available for sincere offers of freelance web development work or more general programming.
Please sign and encrypt all emails to me with my PGP public key. If you receive an email from me, it should be signed using my key. If it isn’t, it may have been tampered with or spoofed altogether. It will also always be DKIM signed. My PGP public key fingerprint is
8A8E F43C 4DBF 7320 FA82 7AEA DBAB 7016 FF59 4180.
At one point in time I had an account on just about every social networking site from Myspace to FriendFeed. Now I’m on just four: