I’m Tom Ryder, a systems administrator and programmer living in New Zealand.

On this blog I post articles on systems administration and programming, particularly where it relates to my interests in Unix, GNU/Linux, shell scripting, C, Perl, Vim, Git, or whatever else takes my interest from a technical bent. A favorite topic is using command-line tools effectively and efficiently.

The best way to contact me is by email at tom@sanctum.geek.nz. PGP-signed or encrypted email is especially welcome; my key is here. Please don’t email me asking for advertising space or product reviews; Arabesque does neither.

Just for the usual disclaimer, all of the content on this website amounts to my personal opinions, and in no way reflects those of my employers or customers, past or present.