Home page of Thomas Horsten
Welcome, and thanks for visiting my home page.
This is a small placeholder page, with some information about myself,
just so I can claim I have a home page.. (I used to write it was Under
Development, but after
8 10 12 years that gets old..)
E-mail: You can reach me at . In case of problems with my primary email, my backup address is .
I was born in 1973, in Copenhagen, Denmark. I currently live in Cambridge, UK, and work for Citrix, in the XenClient team of what was formerly XenSource. Before that I worked with Symbian OS for a number of years. For a more comprehensive professional profile, you can check my LinkedIn profile.
My daughter Alanah Louise was born on 7th September 2006.
I have a dog called Freja (a Norse goddess). She is a yellow
Labrador Retriever born on 29 August 2005.
I have a Linux page with stuff I've written for Linux.
These are a few of my favourite places on the net, in no particular order.
And some things I don't like:
- Google - the best
search engine, and proof that commercial success on the net is achieved through
technical know-how and understanding of the users' needs, not flashy
banner-ads and popups.
- BBC News - one of my primary sources of news.
- DR Nyheder Online - news from Denmark (in Danish).
- Wikipedia - A massive online encyclopedia which is an amazing collaborative work.
- The Register - News from the IT/Internet world.
- Slashdot.org - "News for nerds. Stuff that matters", as they say.
- Merchant Empires - an open source, web based multiplayer online game that I helped write.
- Archive for Danish Literature - in Danish. Lots of good classics, I particularly like Johan Herman Wessel.
- Horsten.com - portal for the Horsten family.
- SCO - the biggest scammers in the world, trying to boost their shares by taking credit for the voluntary work of thousands of people. Background here and here. Fortunately it's all falling apart lately. (I wrote that in 2005, and as of
November 2007 October 2009 they are still soldiering on.. Gah..)
- VeriSign - a company that tried to hijack the entire .com and .net TLD's that they had been entrusted to safeguard, and only reluctantly relented when ordered to do so by ICANN, the global Internet authority on domain names.