The Hungry Hacker's Explanation of Everything

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Hungry Hacker Industries” started in around 2001 as scant but a placeholder domain on a friend’s charity-host-box with an email address – at some point it was called “Hungry Hacker Mail Order” on the domain, until we registered We finally at some point got a rudimentary store setup with Paypal’s juvenile e-commerce stuff, and things were rolling.

Eventually the upkeep of such a business became too much, so we closed our doors, only to re-open them as a provider of information. We switched domains in september of 2003 to the dot-com, because, as they say, dot-com is king.

The site kept chugging along with our own custom built CMS, most of which was my own work. Back in those days I was desperately searching for anything to improve my programming skills, so the entire site was written in C using qDecoder and PostgreSQL. We also hadn’t yet discovered the wonders of version control – talk about sadomasochism!

In recent years, the site grew stagnant. Our neato XML-driven website was lightning fast and reasonably intelligent once you massaged your text into our pseudo-HTML markup… but the latter process was such a strain that nobody could be bothered to write anything. I have easily enough minor digits left despite a childhood hobby of explosives and pyrotechnics to count the number of updates it’s seen in the last five years.

So now we’re back, with a CMS someone else wrote and aiming to bring you the best in uncensored, delicious hacks of all kinds. Please note, before you send us email asking how to hack your [girlfriend|boyfriend|hotmail|yahoo|gmail|bank account], read and understand our contact policy.

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