I'm Dudley, a *nix systems engineer, penetration tester, coder, ricer, gamer, and comic collector.

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

  • nixers.net / #unix
  • hak5.net / #hak5
  • 2600.net / #2600 #2600ie

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.pub | 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.