Matthew Skala's "about" page

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I'm Matthew Skala, and this is my personal Web site. I am also on the Web in several other places, associated for instance with my work. I run North Coast Synthesis Ltd., purveyor of fine handmade Eurorack synthesizer modules and do-it-yourself kits. Prior to that I spent about 15 years in academic computer science (research and teaching).

Ansuz has existed in some form or another since 1993 - predating general public use of the Web, because the earliest form was a dialup BBS. The name "Ansuz" is the name of a rune, a letter in an old alphabet of Northern Europe, associated with communication and learning.

I am not the same Matthew Skala found at matthewskala.com. His Bacon number is 3; my Erdös number is 2. As far as I know we're unrelated. I also am not the self-published author of Third in Command. I am the same Matthew Skala who was involved in the Cyber Patrol reverse engineering court case circa 2001, and most other references to "Matthew Skala" on the Net are about me as well.

I am single and don't want to remain so.

2009年から、日本語を勉強しています。

Email is the best way to contact me. I can also be found on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, but the best social-networking places to find me are mstdn.io (English) and mstdn.jp (日本語).

Cryptographic keys: PGP 2.6.3 and GnuPG.