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That’s me, the author of this here blog.

O’Really? is a lab notebook, diary, soapbox and blog written by me, Duncan Hull, based in the sunny People’s Republic of Manchester UK. 🌞


I’m a scientist, engineer and author of Coding Your Future: A Guidebook for Students (cdyf.me). Other stuff I’ve written can be found in the highlights and contents page of this blog which has been going since 2006. I make every reasonable effort to get the facts right, but if you spot any errors, please feel free to set me straight or give constructive feedback in the comments section or by email/twitter.

Currently I’m employed as a lecturer (≈ Assistant Professor) in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Manchester, where I lead the Industrial Experience (IE) program and teach software engineering.

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o rly ya rly by batwing was here on flickr

Oh Really? Ya, Really! via batwing was here on flickr

Full disclosure: Any opinions expressed here are my own and not necessarily representative of my employer. I run this site as a hobby during my 20% time and do not make any financial profit from the ~4,000 pageviews per month that the site currently gets. Unless stated otherwise, words, pictures, audio and video you find here are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License, which requires attribution, but allows free redistribution. So feel free to copy, distribute, transmit, remix and adapt work you find here, just give me credit and attribution by linking back to where you originally took the data from.


If you’d like to get in touch, I can be emailed at firstname.surname@manchester.ac.uk or found on LinkedIn and twitter.

And finally, if you’re still reading this…

The name of this blog O’Really? describes the Question Everything style I’m aiming for while also paying homage to geek publisher O’Reilly (Media) and the O RLY? OWL pictured above right. I hope you enjoy reading these blog posts as much as I enjoy writing them and thanks for visiting.

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