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To Readers

Greetings, I am Ilghar Kus, a freedom-focused hacker, a defender of digital rights and a devout practitioner of the UNIX philosophy. I go by many names, such as ika and Nodratis, but the essence remains the same - a steadfast commitment to the principles of freedom, transparency, and collaboration that underpin the spirit of the digital age.

I am a practitioner of many programming languages such as C, EmacsLisp, Python, Bash, Perl, Racket, and Haskell, and I am an avid user of free software operating systems such as Gentoo, Debian, and FreeBSD. My weapon of choice for operating these systems is the incomparable GNU Emacs, the one true text editor that embodies the values of free software.

I believe that access to technology and knowledge should be a basic human right, and users should have the freedom to run, study, distribute, and modify software. I strive to promote this belief through my work and writing. I am always open to discussions on topics such as the sublime power of GNU Emacs, the ever-evolving field of information security, the challenges and rewards of system administration, and the exciting future of Neural-Symbolic AI.

If you share my vision of a world where technology serves humanity, not the other way around, don't hesitate to reach out to me at ika [at] Encrypted communication is always welcome, and my PGP public key is readily available for those who seek secure and private correspondence.

Join me in this quest for digital freedom, and together we can build a better future for all.

Yours in freedom,

Ilghar Kus

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