Alan's Nyx Home Page

Welcome to my Nyx home page. I'm an admirer of the first four Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, and of the doctrine known as "reasonable expectation of privacy." I also hold that the laws of mathematics are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, and that among these is Primacy over the mutable laws of politicians. Hence, I'm a proponent of cryptographic software like PGP and CFS, rather than legislation, to secure our increasingly computerized papers and effects, and I support the tenets articulated in John Perry Barlow's Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace.

I've compiled PGP 2.6.2 for Nyx users in /nyx/projects/awestrop/ -- enjoy and deploy! Other crypto-related items:

Among my "mindless pleasures" are the works of such composers as Mario Davidovsky and Charles Wuorinen, along with jazz artists like John Coltrane and Miles Davis, and non-bounded types like Keith Jarrett. My literary compulsions include Pynchon, Gaddis, Joyce, Lowry, Borges, and Nabokov, and my Internet interests are centered around cryptography and distributed computing.

This page is maintained by Alan Westrope, and does not represent Nyx, the FBI, or the Taliban.
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