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I am Drew, but apparently there's already a couple of Drews here. So, feel free to refer to me as mux. Or MUX. Or Drew. I don't care.

I am on IRC as "mux", but sometimes I am "xnw", which is "mux" upside down. This is the result of a decade-old nick battle.

This is a picture of me with a cat.

I am new(-ish) to San Francisco, as of July 2013. Previously I lived for two years in Mexico on my sailing trimaran 'TIE Fighter'. Prior to that I lived in Vancouver, Canada on the same sailboat. I am in SF for the next three years to work and save money for a sailing circumnavigation.

I have a number of hackerly interests, including but not limited to:

  • internet/systems security
  • cryptography/privacy (gpg etc)
  • electronic music production
  • ham radio operation
  • Linux on a very large scale
  • alternative energy systems
  • offshore sailing
  • track/fixie cycling
  • martial arts

This is my GPG key fingerprint:

5801 7134 B54C 3D71 EBE1
CE24 F4DB 2528 5A46 A31B

The last thing I built at Noisebridge was a few custom audio and MIDI cables for my home studio. Here are some photos: Mux nb cables.jpg Mux nb cables2.jpg

I am not yet an official associate member of Noisebridge. I am soliciting signatures on my associate member application. So far I have three, from Jake, Thex and Naomi:


Hash: SHA1

i jake hereby endorse drew smith (mux)'s application for membership at noisebridge.

drew, make a wiki page on and put this signature in there, and put a link to your wiki page on your application so people can see mine and other people's signatures.

- -jake


Version: GnuPG v2.0.21 (FreeBSD)

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  • /me approves this user {aka: Sponsorship} (thex (talk) 01:25, 4 December 2013 (UTC))
  • Nthmost (talk) 00:44, 10 May 2014 (UTC) sponsors mux/Drew for Associate Membership.


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