I'm Aleksa Sarai, and this is my slice of internet real estate. I'm an undergraduate student at The University of Sydney, and have had an interest in both the physical and computer sciences from a very young age.
I've been known to write code for my own enjoyment and edification. I also like to hack things for fun and profit. In addition, I love nerding out and blogging about any really interesting problem I've decided to put my mind to. I've written and coauthored several papers based on research I've done at the University of Sydney.
While this site doesn't use Cloudflare, it is still available at the following onion addresses. If you are a Tor user, please consider using them to increase your privacy.
Who are you?
First and foremost, I am a "designated communications provider" under §317C(6) of the Telecommunications Act 1997 (as amended by the Assistance and Access Act 2018). Any and all backdoors written by myself are courtesy of the Australian Government (in their infinite wisdom).
Under §317ZF(13), I am permitted to disclose aggregated statistics of how many notices I've been given within a 6-month period. I am still in the process of getting legal advice on precisely how this should be done in practice. All of the work I do is on free software projects, and thus the source code is available for auditing. I hope you don't assume I've been compromised by a government that has no idea what it's doing.
In addition to being a potential spy, I am ...
- a programmer.
- a security researcher.
- a GNU/Linux enthusiast.
- a science enthusiast.
- an developer at SUSE.
And I use vim.
What do you know?
Hello, recruiters! If you were looking for some buzzwords to match using Google, here they are: C, Python, Bash, Go, Haskell, x86 Assembly, Kernel, Synergy, Security, System, Developer, Programming, Code, Software, Computers, Computing, Machine, Physics, Science, Problem Solving, Bugging, Debugging, Drinking, Hacking, Penetration Testing, Web Scale, MongoDB, Redis, NoSQL, Organic, GMO Free, Magic Sauce Implementer, Kool-Aid Drinker.
Where can I find you?
If you want to email me, you can reach me at
I'm on Matrix with the nick
@cyphar:matrix.org, and am
cyphar in most places.