This is a (subjectively) exciting website, created and maintained by Stu Franks, acting as a portfolio and space for documentation, blogs, ventures and ramblings.

I’m Stu Franks, a 20-something year old IT Technician specialising in HPC Cluster Computing. Besides typing away at a desk I enjoy playing all sorts of video games (read: exclusively Rocket League). Other than IT, my main interests involve doing comedy (improv your life!), researching the occult (eye of newt) and writing poetry (or perhaps just rhyming words).

STUTS is my online face and my face isn’t just circuitboard (yet) so I’ve pushed it to become a more accurate overview of who I am. I’m a scatterbrain, I jump between interests and activities, dropping things and picking things back up. Seeing where ventures and things take me. Over time I’ve:

  • Experimented with creating video games in Python, Game Maker Studio and Unity
  • Written a trashy Discord bot
  • Played around with making electronic music
  • Co-hosted a podcast
  • Ventured into poetry and creative writing
  • Regularly practised improvised comedy through both workshops I attend and others I host


  • Linux
  • BASH
  • HPC
  • Ruby (And/On Rails)
  • Python
  • DevOps
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Web Development
  • Punchlines