Linux, Ceph, Openstack and Privacy Tech


20th July 2017

While I love to give things away for free and contribute to open source projects, I do need to make an income. Although I already work full time as a Linux Systems Administrator, I am always open to offers, side projects or bits of freelancing. I also have a few side businesses, which I will list below if you are interested. I don't make a huge effort to sell myself here, as the chances are if you are viewing this page, you already know my credentials will stack up.

If you are thinking about using any of the below services, use my Contact Me page to get in touch!


I have done a number of short term projects before, often concerning setting up, maintaining or improving Linux environments and a lot of associated technologies. This is ideal for a small business who can't justify the expense of a full-time administrator and just want to make sure things are running smoothly with updates being regularly applied.

Bitcoin/Cryptocurrency Trading

As a huge advocate for privacy enhancing technologies, I love cryptocurrencies. However, getting a hold of them remains difficult in a way which won't surrender more information than you would have to use your bank card. So, I try to fill the gap by being an agent of exchange. It works like this:

  • We agree on a method of sending the cash or Bitcoin to me
  • I quote you a rate or price
  • The funds are transferred
  • I send you the Bitcoin or cash by your method of choice

I often work with cash in the mail, cash in hand and dead-drops across the UK, but can usually do just about anything within reason. I may not be the cheapest, but I am one of the few who won't be asking for your name, ID or any other questions. Privacy should be implied and not require justification or explanation, and that is what has separated me from the rest for many years.

Newspaper/Radio/TV Appearances

I don't often charge for these, but expect you to cover reasonably incurred costs if it requires a lot of travel. However, I provide honest opinions and I am not known to mince my words, so please do not consider asking for my opinion on your product if you don't have any faith in it yourself.


If you are looking for recommendations regarding privacy technologies, operational security or anything else within my remit, do get in touch. As per my usual modus operandi, I have no conflicts of interests and I only seek to provide the best advice I can give. If I am not the person you should be talking to, I will gladly point you in the right direction at least.

Anything Else

My habits can be expensive in contributing to a free and open society, so if I can earn my way and achieve these goals with anything else you have in mind, don't hesitate to contact me.

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