Hi There! My name is Thomas Hunter, but you may call me Tom. The site which sits before you is my personal blog, where you’ll find everything from web programming tutorials to product reviews to personal opinions and short stories. If you are interested in my day to day stuff, check out @tlhunter or bookmark this blog. I promise to keep it updated.
Links to Me
I currently live in Ann Arbor, MI, however my heart belongs in Portland, OR. I was in the Y Combinator W12 batch, although I have since left the startup I helped cofound. I’m still very much an entrepreneur.
For several years I was alternating between Windows and Linux as a desktop operating system. Turns out they were both wrong, and now I’m a die-hard OS X user. Don’t get me wrong, they both have their places; I will never give up Linux on the server and Windows on my gaming desktop. But, when it comes to local development, nothing can beat OS X. I just want things to work, never break, and have a real *nix terminal.
Over the course of two years I produced a lot of electronic music, under the alias of Core Death (the .com was available so I jumped on it). I was never really that good, and my $200 Axiom MIDI controller was really just a big waste of money, but it was a fun hobby while it lasted. Most of the stuff I produced is hidden in storage drives, but a few of them have been uploaded to this website.
I ran my company Renowned Media for several years, where I built websites for various clients. I had an office on Main Street of my hometown (right above an awesome pub might I add). Links to Renowned Media still exist in the footers of dozens of different websites. After killing off my nucleocide.net domain, I had migrated all of my tutorials to renownedmedia.com.
This was my pseudonym for the longest time, and I still use it in a few places. I released a lot of PHP scripts under this alias, and ran a Minecraft server for about a year. My oldest tutorials domain, nucleocide.net, was quite popular for a long time.