Zygo Blaxell's Home Page

(not to be confused with Zygo Blaxell's Home Directory or Zygo Blaxell's Wiki Home).

If you want to hire a Linux software developer, check out my resume which was maybe last updated some time this century.

After a fire, the death of several web server machines, several changes of ISP, a separation, three moves, and five domain names, my home page is finally back on the Internet. This time, I own the domain name, I own and define the administrative policy for the server the pages are hosted on, and I have off-site backups.
Man, I am really tempting fate when I say things like that.

By Day...

I work at QNX where I make GPU drivers designed for Linux run on something that is not Linux. You should be aware that I update this paragraph approximately once per decade.

By Night...

By night, I develop open-source software for Linux, most of which never gets released because I'm either lazy or a perfectionist. You can read about projects I'm working on (or have worked on) on my projects page.

Using GeoIP data for spam filtering

Not quite sure how well it works yet, but it produces pretty pictures.

Do you like entropy?

Here is one collection of unique, highly entropic events with useful syntactic properties. Here's another. The links are meant to be followed by machines.

XChat + Festival Insanity

I was fiddling around with XChat audio notifications ("beeps") when it suddenly occurred to me: what if, instead of making an annoying beeping noise on private messages and highlighted nicks, XChat fed the text directly into a speech synthesizer? The result is my XChat Festival Plugin.

I Am Not An Artist, And I Can Prove It.

I've spent way too much time toying with The GIMP. GNU makes it too easy to play with penguins.

I waste bandwidth--digital and analog--with randomly generated TV art.

Ow! My Eyes! Can I just read something instead?

I've written some articles for various public fora, some of which have received more attention than I expected and some a lot less.


My old GPG public key, which has expired by now. I have a new one on the keyservers...