about me

Me and my dog Izzy.

Hi, my name is David and I'm a software engineering manager and team lead.

I believe that information should be free and I'm interested in the technologies that enable it's delivery. I've long been a supporter of the principles of net neutrality and I think they should be enshrined in law. At the same time I'm inspired by all the work that's gone into enforcing our rights digitally by building systems outside of the legal to protect free speech.

I follow Crocker's Rules: I want others to feel comfortable providing information to me without fear of insulting me.

The only other social media where you'll find me is my Mastodon instance: @david on Mastodon

I'm leaving my Mastodon server up since there's not much (any really) overhead but I'm not active there. There's a new decentralized social media built around the Nostr protocol which solves a lot of the centralization and censorship problems Mastodon has. Similar also to Secure ScuttleButt but without the focus on local only asynchronous communication paradigm which solves some core usability problems with SSB. I host a Nostr relay which is locked down to close friends at the moment. If you want to use it get in touch with me and I'm happy to add you.

Nostr npub: npub1mcneaunh0n9qy54sse0vr06nwhejzghumfjlmu3r54ugwx83qhlshqwtll

PGP Public Key

Fingerprint: 6FF9 2943 B795 21DC 51D2 4734 715C 88E0 E239 7C72