I work as a software engineer professionally in Sydney, Australia. I have experience in developing and deploying a range of technologies from both web and desktop applications in Windows and Linux environments. In my spare time, I like to work on Linux sysadmin-type activities.
I am an advocate of privacy and security. I am actively looking to see how I can be more involved in this space. As a starting point, I host some online services that are free to use by anyone.
I believe in the value of interoperability and standards have a big role in that. I use the term very loosely. Some standards I care about greatly include grammar in spoken and written languages, coding standards and communication protocols.
I’m not an expert but I’ve become increasingly observant of the impact I, as an individual, and the human species as a whole have on the world. I am currently exploring activities in this space by looking at volunteer work.
Due to my interests in digital privacy and ecology, I practice minimalism in both digital and physical spaces.
I only really run casually. I’m not bad though! At my best, I’ve run a long distance at a sub-5:00 per kilometre pace. I enjoy running as it gives me the freedom to go to places with a carbon footprint close to 0. It gives me moments to think and learn whether that be by listening to an audiobook or podcast or just self-reflection in ambience.
FOSS exists as the only software model that gives full transparency of behaviour. I believe that any self-claimed privacy-respecting software product should not be depended upon unless it is FOSS. (Ahem… Apple.)
My preferred methods of contact are either Matrix or Threema which are both linked in the footer. Session is another secure communication tool I use but you will need to reach out to me using some other method to request my Session ID. Signal will be available once the username feature is available.