Tristan B. Velloza Kildaire

A masochistic engineer

I’m Tristan B. Velloza Kildaire (or deavmi on the Internet) and I’m a computer programmer. I love tinkering around with all the bits of software that my computer runs but typically more on the low-level sides of things. I’m really interested in how operating systems work as a whole and their components such as kernels, networking stacks, linking-loaders, IPC, paging, virtual memory, file-systems and the list goes on. There’s so much to learn from understanding these complex systems and each aspect of them never leaves me bored! I really enjoy the C programming language, coupled with your console editor of choice and a few man pages at hand - you can do a lot with this powerful combo.

You could call me a language enthusiast, from the design to the implementation. I always want to know how things work and I’ve even spent time reading the source code for some language runtimes to get a better understanding. If I am feeling creative then I try write my own or write something in Forth! I love building networks too - I have an interest in setting up inter-networks with routing protocols, assigning numbers and setting up tunnels in order to build a huge network that I can play around on. When I’m not using other peoples’ protocols I am busy writing my own to see what I can cobble out to itch my scratch on trying interesting concepts out.

I like a good glass of red wine and cheese. I have an avid enjoyment for music from the 70s and the 80s and have rather interesting political views (nothing to be alarmed of) but most importantly I like to help others learn and put a smile on their face.

See what I am working on

You can head over to the projects page to see what I am working on (or have worked on) and then once you’re done there you can head on over to my blog to read some computer musings.

Connect with me

I’m active on a few social media platforms and post regularly (or not) but I definitely do check these platforms now and then so if you want to discuss something then it isn’t a bad way to get in touch and also stay upt-o-date with updates regarding to new blog posts or projects.


If you like what I do and don’t mind shilling a few then you can send me some Internet monies in the form of crypto-currency or you can opt for using a service from the legacy financial system.

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