About

Al - Black and WhiteI’m Albert Billings. I’m a professional technology worker in the Bay Area of California working on browsers and security.

I’ve been on the Internet since back in 1989 when we had to hack into a local dial-up at the University and work out from there through telnet via intermediate university unix boxes. I once ran a UUCP node, pagan.UUCP, back in the golden days, in order to get Usenet and e-mail. I ran two different Seattle area modem-based bulletin board systems in the late 80’s and early 90’s: Revelstone and The Sacred Grove.

I also have an interdisciplinary Master of Art’s in Humanities from California State University, Dominguez Hills. My concentration was Philosophy, specifically in the space of Philosophy of Religion. My thesis focused on the late 19th century “Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn” and its beliefs and teachings concerning the nature and structure of the human soul. You can download the entire PDF of my thesis or preview 24 pages of it online at the ProQuest page for it.

I am also a founder, former president, and former board member of Ace Monster Toys, a hackerspace established in 2010 in Oakland, California.

These days, I spend most of my free time either hacking on projects at home or playing tabletop role-playing games with my ten year old RPG group, the Norton Memorial Dicemasters. I can be found on twitter as well.

If you need to contact me, e-mail me through ‘albill’ at this domain. (Be warned, I get a lot of e-mail and may not respond to unsolicited contacts.)