Who? What?

I’m a 30-something-year-old hobbyist who has been programming computers and playing with electronics since childhood. This is my weblog where I document some of my projects and try to share some knowledge.

I also write about radical politics at http://americancynic.net

Contact Me

If you’d like to contact me, you can email me at cynic@mretc.net. If you need to contact me privately, you can encrypt your message to my public key.[1]

Support Me

I am often available for software development work (from front-end to embedded systems) on a contract basis through Orange Noise Production Company, LLC. If you’re interested in talking to me about working on a project, please get in touch at chris.burkhardt@orangenoiseproduction.com

If you otherwise found any of my articles helpful or interesting and would like to encourage me to keep writing, please consider a small donation:

Thank you!

Follow Quietly

Only interested in my thoughts on a specific topic or topics? Every category has its own feed. For example, if you are only interested in my articles on programming, you could subscribe to the feed at catswhisker.xyz/tags/programming/atom.xml.


This weblog is lovingly marked up by hand in Asciidoc with the help of CynicLog (my own weblog scaffolding for the nanoc static site generator).

Since something as dynamic as a linklog does not lend itself to a statically generated site, I manage the links with a nifty PHP script called Shaarli and render the most recent links from its atom feed using a bit of JavaScript. Comments are currently provided by https://disqus.com/

1. Key fingerprint = 25FC 9D8E CC67 8D6A 88D7 1C4D E84E 9DEB 3EAF 5AB9 - if you have a trusted way to contact me, I will happily verify this for you.