Dustin Laurence

Software Engineer

Intending to become a programmer, Dustin got sidetracked and spent more time than he cares to admit doing theoretical physics and mathematics with no relevance to software. He's better now.

Some little-known facts about Dustin Laurence:

He first used a computer playing Colossal Cave Adventure and the
bootleg Fortran IV version of Zork over a glass teletype and an
acoustic modem.

His first good programming language was C. He lies and pretends
he didn't learn 8-bit BASIC first.

He once gave up learning the C low-level I/O functions from the
man pages because he thought 'void* buffer' indicated an abstract
data type and he couldn't find any documentation.

He once predicted that Linux was a fad that would be replaced by
BSD for serious work once the Berkeley codebase was completely
free. It's probably a good thing he doesn't gamble.

He doesn't do social media for the same reason he doesn't do
crack cocaine.