I prefer, by orders of magnitude, email to any other communication medium. My address is zackw@panix.com.

I may also be found on various community-type websites, in decreasing order of frequency of use:

I probably have accounts on several more, what with the fad for these things a few years ago, but I never look at them nowadays. I won’t respond to invitations to new social networking websites; it’s not you, it’s the medium.

I am also “zwol” on IRC; I frequent darkmyst.org, oftc.net, and irc.mozilla.org.

The handle “zwol” is my first initial plus “wol,” as in the owl from the Pooh stories. It has nothing to do with the moribund webcomic at zwol.org, although I did read it when it was still updating. Someone else is “zwol” on Twitter so I have to settle for a mangled version.

I have a PGP key should you wish to send me something s3kr1t. The fingerprint is

4096R/6769AA64  82F8 54F3 CE73 174B 8B63  1740 91FC C32B 6769 AA64


I used to use another key, but it is quite old and has now been revoked:

1024D/797DC75F  A29C E8FD 999C 5BB4 C446  978F 51C6 3320 797D C75F


### Answers to Frequent Rhetorical Questions

Every time I go through my spam queue I find questions or comments that could be real, if not for the fact that I’ve seen them dozens of times before, and/or the site they’re obviously shilling for. Still, I feel like they deserve some sort of response, so here are mine, in no particular order.

• Thank you for your kind words.
• My contact information may be found at the “contact” link in the top bar.
• I am not interested in carrying advertising on this site.
• If you want to know anything about how this site is constructed, please see the colophon.
• Why yes, I do get a lot of spam. Akismet helps, but is less effective than I’d like. Suggestions welcome.
• I don’t worry about people “ripping off” my “content;” I encourage the reproduction and dissemination of my writing. That’s why it’s CC licensed. If you do something interesting with my writing, like the old post on boxes with rounded corners that someone translated into Russian (or a close relative), and you tell me about it, I may well link to it.
• If anything, I think I should be striving to make my posts shorter, not longer.
• No, I don’t think my usual topics could be improved by the addition of photos, stock or otherwise.
• I am quite happy with my SEO the way it is, thanks.
• I’m sorry, I don’t know anything about wireless repeaters.
• What video? There has never been any video here. Move along.