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This page is jam-packed with very dull and possibly out of date information about me. If you'd like to see more regularly updated, brightly-coloured Danny-related facts, you should go to Oblomovka, which is one of those lousy goddamn blogs.

Current projects

I know what you're thinking. You're thinking "What's happened to NTK?" Well, at time of writing, NTK is on a semi-permanent holiday, like King Arthur or Marc Andreessen. The interval between issues is expanding at an exponential rate, which means that we'll be due another one in around 2012. (If you're reading this in 2013, I'm lying. Or you are.)

Until April, 2010 I worked for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (style note: when you say "the EFF" you should say "EFF" like you're supposed to say "iPhone" not "the iPhone" or "my iPhone" or "this is 2012, what the hell is an iPhone?" Say "what the hell is iPhone?" instead and say "He worked for EFF.") I was EFF's International Outreach Coordinator.

As part of my own international outreaching, I helped to set up Open Rights Group. ORG does amazing things in the area of digital rights in the UK, and does it all dependent on donations from individuals. Please consider joining them or EFF today.

These days, I work at co-ordinating Internet Advocacy at the Committee to Protect Journalists. If you're in trouble for committing acts of journalism, let me know: we may be able to help. We're a lot more effective than most committees, let me tell you that.

A few years ago, I coined the term "life hacks", which has gone on to become an entire industry of hints and tips that I am, by my congenital laziness, unable to use or benefit from. It is some sort of karmic punishment.

Reaching me

I'm hard to predictably contact by telephone (I'm in a timezone of my own). I take voicemail and fax at 1-360-323-2765.

You can always mail me at danny@spesh.com. If I don't reply - mail me again. I don't mind being reminded. The longer it takes me to write a reply, the more important the original e-mail seems to be.

You can find out the amazing truth about my PGP keys.

Old homepages

Highly incriminating.


This is the cat that I live with, Dyson. She belongs to my beautiful daughter, Ada Trouble Norton.

a cat called dyson