About me

Freedom-focused hacker. I love everything about free software, and spend much time contributing to it myself. I occasionally write articles to help other people getting started with free software, and show the issues with proprietary software. I'm active on a number of IRC channels, spread over multiple IRC networks. My favourite language by far is the Raku programming language. I also write a blog post on occasion, with my latest write-up being "Managing Docker Compose with OpenRC".

If you think what I'm doing is awesome, and want to support me, you can do so through donations. More information about how to donate and what I do with the donations I receive can be found on the [support][donate] page.



My public PGP key is available from my own site, or from a public key server such as pgp.mit.edu. The fingerprint is:

1660 F6A2 DFA7 5347 322A  4DC0 7A6A C285 E2D9 8827

You can also fetch my PGP key using the WebKey Protocol:

gpg --locate-key p.spek@tyil.nl



Email contact goes via p.spek@tyil.work. Be sure to at least sign all mail you send me. Even better would be encrypted mail using my PGP key.

I do not read my mailboxes very often, so please do not expect a timely response. If you require a response as soon as possible, please find me on IRC instead.


I am mainly active as tyil on Libera. Other networks I frequent are DareNET and Rizon, using the same nick, tyil. I use OTR for private messages on IRC, so be sure you use this if you want to discuss something in private.

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