This page is primarily intended to allow me to export certain pieces of information to the outside world.
This website lives on its own co-located server, seen here in our lounge shortly before deployment, in the company of suitable friends. A picture of me working on an earlier incarnation of the server in an earlier colo can be found here.
General contact informationEmail: madhatter-at-teaparty-dot-net (apologies for the address-scraper-blocking, but I'm getting about ten thousand spams a month and don't want to make life any easier for spammers). teaparty.net is my own domain. Email to it may sometimes bounce, if I'm between servers, but sooner or later it'll always be back on the 'net.
Work-related email should be sent to tyates-at-gatekeeper-dot-ltd-dot-uk (again, apologies for the address-scraper blocking). If you're curious about the work of Gatekeeper Technology, specialists in open-source networking and security systems, drop me a line. We don't do Micro$oft systems; please don't waste our time by asking us to. I also write about free software professionally; most of this has been done for LWN (Linux Weekly News, as was).
I live in Cambridge, UK. I used to have my address up here, but have removed it; email me if you need to know it. Alternatively, ask the Wayback Machine (to which I have deliberately provided no link).
Incidentally, if you live and ride in the UK, and aren't a member of MAG, the Motorcycle Action Group, you're taking a real chance with your own ability to ride the bike you like, in the manner you like, in the future. EU regulations, intransigent or downright hostile highways authorities, liability-related changes, poorly-maintained roads, all of these and many other threats continually face UK riders. Banding together through MAG is the best way I know to fight them. If you're in some other European country, find your local FEMA affiliate, and support them.
"When the first 200 letters came, the guards gave me back my clothes. The next 200 letters came and the prison officers came to see me. When the next pile of letters arrived, the director got in touch with his superior. The letters kept coming, 3,000 of them, and the President called me to his office. He showed me an enormous box of letters he had received, and said: How is it that a trade union leader like you has so many friends all over the world?"
-- A released prisoner from the Dominican Republic
|I seem to be spending quite a lot of time on ServerFault, an online sysadmin Q&A help site, where I go by the name of MadHatter. I got interested in the site because it allows authentication via OpenID, a protocol of which I much approve (but which is completely failing to be adopted because it breaks the big websites' ability to collect marketing data on their users). Edit 03/2018: they, too, are dropping it; sic transit gloria mundi.|
Some reviews I've written of other people's books can be read here, though none is recent.
Other sites are hosted on teaparty. For the benefit of search engines and the curious, they are:
A number of mailing lists are hosted on teaparty.net, using GNU Mailman. The list of lists can be found here.
Unless specified otherwise, any content that I created on this site is licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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