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 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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