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About

My name is Alexandru Laz─âr. I'm an engineer, and this is my little Internet corner.

What I do. I write a lot of low-level code, from device drivers to NES games. My focus is on kernel and OS development, security, and reliability engineering. For a while, I worked on things that help push packets in some of the world's largest datacenters, and on medical machinery that helps surgeons improve the quality of life for thousands of people around the world. A long time ago I cleverly sneaked into the EE program at my alma mater, despite being a computer nerd -- if I say something stupid, it's because I got one too many jolts.

What else I do. I'm enough of a retrocomputing nerd that my age is frequently called into question. I can also annoy my neighbours by playing the drums. They appreciated the practice chanter even less, though, so I never learned to play the bagpipes. I occasionally dabble into tracker music, though. Off-site, I try to keep the machines from assimilating my brain by reading a lot of history, mythology and philosophy. I am not fun at parties.