I'm Derek Stevens, a California native since 1993, currently living in Santa Fe, New Mexico; I grew up on the Monterey Peninsula devouring video games, operating system lore, metal and trance music, and exploring the environment through hiking, rollerblading, and urban exploration. I'm a bit of a polymath, graduating from UC Davis in 2019 with a major in Philosophy and a minor in Computer Science, as well as three Associates in Math, Physics, and Philosophy.
Now I am a professional programmer, currently working for Siroonian Technologies, writing C# and React apps mostly. I met my wife on a cross-country train ride in 2016 and we had our son in 2019. When I'm not busy with work and family, I like making music, aggressive rollerblading, playing retro video games, hiking, tending plants, and working on various personal programming, computing, and digital art projects.
See also, my curriculum vitae.
- gathering tracks for a new mix -- New World Chaos III
- Tom Robbins - Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates
- Tales of The Abyss
I've used various handles over the years -- dwindle, NIL, bladedvox, and currently I tend to pick the usernames nilix and drkste. My DJ persona is Rex Nillith.
Don't trust keyservers! This website is the only trusted authority for my public keys.
verify my signature: signing public key
send me an encrypted message: encryption public key
I picked this domain back in 2013 and have stuck with it ever since. It was originally solely a place to host my mixes -- hence the name, resembling a radio station -- but organically evolved over time into what you see here.
The current meaning of the domain name is:
From Nothing, Frequency Modifying Cyber Core
This server is a VPS hosted by BuyVM. I have known Francisco, the founder, for a long time, and his hosting business has always been top-tier and very affordable.
I run this server on a simple stack of Void Linux and lighttpd. The website itself is a static site generated with eureka.
Another consideration is accessibility over poor internet connections. All images are either hand-optimized (background/banner images and SVG icons) or optimized by resizing and dithering (thumbnails). This, combined with the aforementioned points, leads to even the heaviest pages on the site having low payload size and quick load times.