About me…

PUBLISHED ON OCT 2, 2016 — 400 words — ABOUT

About me…
That’s right, I was born before the Intel 8088 so I’m part of the (oldschool) “cool” 8bits Generation. I got my first computer, an Apple IIe, at the age of 6. At 46, I am currently working as a Security Engineer and more precisely as the head of Security Audits and Assessments for a Telecom Operator in Europe.

About the hatter logo…
The “hatter logo” is taken from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland‘s original illustration by John Tenniel.

A game that was deeply influential to me was Magnetic Scrolls’ Wonderland (1990). It featured a crazy Mad Hatter on the box’s cover and the character has been my avatar since then. I still own a pristine box of the original game to this day.

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”
— The Mad Hatter.

Why opium.io? I chose opium.io as a domain name not as an apologia of drugs but because of two books very dear to me. The first one being “Les paradis artificiels” by Charles Baudelaire and the second being “Confessions of an English Opium Eater” by Thomas de Quincey.

Guilt and misery shrink, by a natural instinct, from public notice: they court privacy and solitude: and even in their choice of a grave will sometimes sequester themselves from the general population of the churchyard, as if declining to claim fellowship with the great family of man, and wishing (in the affecting language of Mr. Wordsworth)
— Thomas de Quincey “Confessions of an English Opium Eater”

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My pgp key

My pgp key is hosted on keybase (64 bit: 8F8CD5C678A17160).