About Me

Freedom-focused hacker. I love everything about free software, and spend much time contributing to it myself. I occasionally write blog posts to help other people getting started with free software, show the issues with proprietary software, or just talk about something I find fun and interesting.

Pretty much all of my projects can be found on git.tyil.nl, though many of them are also mirrored on other code forges.

I can be reached through various means of communication, though all of them usable by completely free means. Scroll down to the Channels section for more information about that.



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.nl. 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 active on various IRC networks, most often under the nick tyil. All of these are connected from the same client, so you can pick any of these if you wish to have a real-time chat with me.


While I’m not fully convinced of Matrix yet, I have an active account on the network. I’d like to eventually self-host a homeserver, but for that to happen I would first like it to be actually good. For now, you can find me as @tyil:matrix.org.


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