My online pseudonym is Amolith. However, if we end up meeting in person, I would be happy to introduce myself as myself. I am a musician, developer, sysadmin, co-host of the Linux Lads, small business owner, and founder of not-for-profit NixNet. At the moment, I’m also a university student studying Computer Science. If you’re interested in a podcast on personal privacy and security through open source software, keep an eye on Redacted.Life for a podcast Jake Bauer and I are working on. We’re hoping to release the first episode in the beginning of 2023.

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I will occasionally blog here and that content can be found on the Posts page. Below are a specific few posts that give a good overview of what I typically write about.

About the site

Secluded.Site was hand-written entirely by me and is generated with Hugo. The theme is public and available for anyone to use. I’ll eventually get it added to the themes directory once I clean it up a little (patches welcome!), but until then, you can simply clone the repo and copy the theme to your site.

All of the code is released under the MIT license and the content here is CC-BY 4.0. Source for everything is available on my Forgejo instance.


I can be contacted through many methods but the most reliable and my most preferred will always be email. In order of preference…

  1. Email:
  2. XMPP:
  3. IRC: amolith on Libera and NixNet

If you choose to contact me over XMPP, please use OMEMO encryption and manually verify the following fingerprints. Any other keys should be marked as untrusted.

Desktop:   99569C7D 10D21A0E 3796097D 9C3A90C3 94D4B545 AF67793A D844A3AF 92B81827
Framework: 667DB93D 3E0BCF27 EF480A54 2B86E8A9 59DD72D8 AB1E603E E0BB4307 E419A62F
Mobile:    F11286AC CB7B19F5 80D4CAB7 132C1938 99561BF9 9A3430D1 B5621714 0A39B916