I'm Dudley, a Unix and Linux systems engineer currently working for an IT security company based in Dublin, Ireland.

As well as opensource software and security my interests include music, movies, and collecting comic books.

For 5 years I helped organise and run a small comic convention in Wiltshire, Melksham Comic Con.

As a long time heavy metal fan and a close friend of "The Gentleman of Metal" from the Powerzone radio show, I have been extremely lucky to interview muscians for the show. I have recorded interviews with bands including Sabaton, Ensiferum, and Korpiklaani. The interviews can be found on SoundCloud.


I can be found around the internet using the handle 'pyratebeard'.


I'm also usually lurking on IRC

  • irc.nixers.net/#unix
  • irc.freenode.net/##security
  • irc.geekshed.net/#jupiterbroadcasting

If you would like to contact me please email: root [at] pyratebeard [dot] net

If you want to use encryption for any messages you can find my key here or run the following command

curl http://pyratebeard.net/pgp_keys.asc | gpg --import
PGP Key Fingerprint: 7A8E 129D BE67 9DAB AEB3 37C5 C787 7C71 5113 A16D

Alternatively find me on keybase.

Keybase proof for this website can be found here.