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About me

Hi, my name’s Keith Gaughan. Alternatively, you can call me Cíat Ó Gáibhtheacháin. Both are my legal name, with the former being the form in English, and the latter being the form in Irish. I’ll happily respond to either.

I’m an Irishman, and was born in Galway, raised in Sligo, went to college in Cork, and currently reside in Carlow where I spend my weekdays working as the senior software developer for Blacknight Solutions, an Irish hosting company. If you happen to be buying me a pint, I prefer Smithwicks, but I’m open to trying something new and interesting.

I started coding when I was about ten years old, possibly eleven. My parents bought a Commodore 64 for my sister, Niamh, and myself one Christmas. Niamh pretty much never got near the computer after that day. I learned to program it, and later saved up to buy myself an Action Replay cartridge so that I could use the machine code monitor to pull the games I had apart.

The rest is a blur of beer, WimpManager and MessageTrans SWI calls, LaTeX, chicken baguettes, planes, and code. :-)

Getting in contact

Keep in mind that I’m a terrible, terrible correspondent at the best of times, so if you email me and it takes me what seems to be an inordinate amount of time to reply, please don’t take it personally.

I don’t give out my email addresses to anyone, but you can probably guess at least two of them. If that’s not easy enough, here’s another hint: I have a GMail account and the bit before the ‘@’ symbol is my first name, followed by a full stop, and then my surname. And if that’s still not easy enough, email me by the first letter of my name at this domain.

If email isn’t your thing, I can sometimes be found spouting rubbish on Twitter. Otherwise, you can find me in these fine establishments:

You’ll also find me cropping up elsewhere, possibly using the nicks talideon or hereticmessiah; I tend to prefer the former, and the latter I primarily started using for gaming in college. I can’t really think of anything more to write, so I think I’ll stop now. I’m also on a number of gaming-related sites.

My public key

I usually sign the email I send, so if you want to email me something securely, or want to verify that something I’m sending you is actually from me, you’ll need my personal public key, which is…

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My personal public key ID is CF9F6473, and that’s the one you should trust. Owing to some early misguided experiments with GnuPG, you’ll find the following key IDs that has not either expired or been revoked: E9F931C3. I’ve no way to revoke this key, so it’s best not to trust it. All the others expired back in 2010. Also, due to an accident, I can no longer use 3E896381, which is associated with my current work email address, though there’s no chance that you’d ever receive anything signed with that key anyway. My current work public key is 82AC3634. Also, I’m on keybase.io as talideon.

The obligatory work disclaimer

The opinions expressed on this site are my own. Nothing here is affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed by Blacknight Solutions unless explicitly noted.

Created at 1:46 UTC on March 10th, 2009 and last modified at 23:47 UTC on April 5th, 2014