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Welcome to my corner of the internet!

If you're interested in hiring a junior sysadmin and/or programmer with Unix experience and a passion for improving the world, check out my CV.

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Hi, I'm a human from Earth. I grew up in six different countries in Africa, Asia, and North America, but I currently reside in the Pacific North-West region of the USA. I'm interested in space exploration, resilient computing, dead languages, historical reenactment, and self-reliance, prepping, and homesteading. I spend most of my free time reading science fiction and fantasy, tinkering with computers, and walking in the woods.


I'm an undergraduate at Reed College working on a major in computer science and a minor in Russian. My main goals in life are to both help make Earth a better place to live, and not the only place to live.


  • Email - ymir AT ulthar DOT xyz

I also have accounts on most of the popular and several unpopular messaging platforms, though I prefer email for most things. If you'd like to communicate on one of them just let me know and I'll send you my username.


This site serves as a public reference point for my identity on the Web and a place where I can put things that might be of interest to others including my notes, essays, creative writing attempts, and cool stuff I've found. Occasionally I have a long enough attention span to finish programming projects well enough to publish them online. I mirror them between these two sites:

I strongly prefer Sourcehut to Github so the code on Github is read-only and usually out of date.


This site is hosted in a FreeBSD jail running on my home server, which goes down sometimes because it doesn't have a UPS. The pages are all static XHTML 1.0 with a minimum of CSS, generated from org-mode files using a Makefile and GNU Emacs in batch mode.

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Last Modified: 2021-12-14 Tue 16:25