Hi there! You've reached the homepage of Ben Lavender! Ben is a computery person who partakes in many kinds of nerd tomfoolery, but mostly programming! You've found his home on the web, with the caveat that a lot his day-to-day stuff ends up on social networks, so this site makes him seem pretty stodgy.
Enjoy your stay.

BHUGA WOOGA!

Who's this Ben guy?

Ben's a technology generalist who is very refined, respectful, and always professional. He goes by bhuga on every website that matters, and thinks that's a good enough idea that he's done it for years. Google that shit.

Work

Ben does programming, operations, and pretty much whatever nerdy needs doing.

Nerd signs

Ben wears his colors proudly.
  • vim 4 L1F3.
  • Ben helped create The Unlicense, a framework for releasing source code into the public domain.
  • Mac on the desktop for now, but looking forward to Linuxing up when the Mac App Store makes his computer a toy.
  • The first itch Ben scratched with programming was killing goblins when he was 14.

Play

Ben does Kung Fu and loves his little neighborhood, which is the quiet end of the French Quarter and the Marigny in New Orleans. He digs the free live music. When he leaves there, it's usually to go to the airport to revisit Germany or Austria, or somewhere else entirely. Ben bikes everywhere he can. Ben does not always watch sports, but when he does, Geaux Saints!

Talk to Ben

More contact methods than anyone should need are on the right, and you can find him as blavender on Google's very own email system, which is lots better than he one he used to host.

Hire Ben

Ben's CV is available if you'd like to read it. It has links to the githubs and MORE DINOSAURS with BFG9000s.