When Your Screen Breaks (In The Himalayas)22 October 2016 Usually when your laptop screen breaks you curse and just fork out the cash to get it fixed. Perhaps whilst you’re waiting for the...
A Month-Long Retreat In India20 September 2016 This wasn’t a retreat in a monastery or ashram, but in my little two bedroom house in Leh, Ladakh amongst the Himalayas. I’d done solitary...
Living In The Himalayas14 August 2016 For about a month now I’ve been in the capital, Leh, of the Ladakh region of North India. And last week I found a little...
- 22 October 2016Hacker News news.ycombinator.com/item?id=127698… and r/linux reddit.com/r/linux/commen… posts for upvotes if you're so inclined x
- 22 October 2016Wrote a comprehensive post detailing all the hacks I'm using for my broken laptop screen and slow Himalayan Intermet tombh.co.uk/when-your-scre…
- 7 October 2016Caused a storm asking about gender in Buddhism on reddit's r/buddhism reddit.com/r/Buddhism/com… Is this reflective of Buddhism in general?
- 6 October 2016In Buddhism what rationalisations square the perfection of nirvanna with the imperfection of an unbroken, 2500 year old *male* lineage?
Hello, I’m Thomas Buckley-Houston, but you can call me Tom. I am from Bristol, UK, but I’m currently traveling the world.
I’m a full-stack web developer, you can see the code I’ve written on Github.
Please feel free to get in touch — email@example.com
I glued together various tools to render a complete Linux desktop into a TTY terminal. Complete with mouse and keyboard input. I made it to be used over MoSH (SSH) so that I can use a complete modern browser on very low bandwidth connections. It got to the front page of Hacker News.
In the Autumn of 2014 I walked solo 270km from North Wales to my flat in Bristol. Somewhat of a pilgrimage I managed to document the adventure on video, which you can now watch it on Youtube.
Peas: Platform as a Service
I gave a short talk at TEDx Bath about vulnerability. It used pictures of cats with their heads sticking through pieces of bread, people laughed.
The Dharma API
This is an ambitious project to try and archive all the dharma talks (Buddhist-themed teachings about meditation) on the Internet. There’s about 17 thousand at the moment. It’s written using Ruby’s Sinatra to adhere to traditioanl REST specifications.
wNOP — Compiz-enabled Linux
I was, for a while, actively involved in the Puppy Linux community during which time I developed a popular derivative called wNOP that automatically configured the OpenGL Window Manager, Compiz-Fusion, ‘out-of-the-box’. So I am told, tens of thousands of copies have been downloaded.