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 Gitea 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
Thinkpad:  6AA944BC 9B0CB9BA BADD1BF3 988C1A79 F898C018 A6AD5AD4 37AD77E4 46932068
Framework: 83E38A25 1BDD3133 1FC191F9 7E63D179 9996A4CD 8CE9B4AE 532CD11A 3B6A8C3F
Mobile:    8C6E8962 4E15B966 97B7873F BA6F14B6 32ADCB20 A268AA5D E50C0244 33563220