Luca Saiu — How to contact me

I prefer e-mail for most communication. It's quick, easy and asynchronous.

I speak English and French, plus the language of the country I was born in. I plan to learn Esperanto. I used to be good at Latin, but I'm getting very rusty now.

In person

I live in or around Paris, France. You can drop me a message if you want to meet me.

By e-mail

My main e-mail account is It will remain active for the foreseeable future.

Please don't send large attachments (let's say more than 500Kb) to the address above. If you need to send me a big file then ask me first, and I'll provide you with another more suitable address.

I value privacy and encourage the use of strong encryption for personal communication. You're welcome to send me encrypted e-mails using GPG: this page contains my public key. Of course you'll have to find some way to give me your public key in your turn, if you expect an encrypted reply from me — exporting it to public keyservers is one way to do it. You're welcome to GPG-sign your messages as well, if you want.

With online chat software

If you want to add me as a contact please send me an email as well specifying your account name, just to be sure. I usually see contact requests, but sometimes these things can escape my attention.

Chat (in order of decreasing preference; I'm almost always online in the evening):

In case you're interested I use the ERC client (running on top of GNU Emacs) for all the protocols above, and more. For all of them other than IRC I connect to a private BitlBee server of mine acting as a gateway.

With audio/video-conferencing software

I tend to have my Mumble client on most of the time when I'm at home.

I've started using Mumble in late 2014. It seems much more reliable than the alternatives I know. The "official" Mumble client works very well, and I particularly like its audio setup wizard. All traffic is encrypted and I can run the server software on my own machine, controlling it myself without having to rely on shady organizations; because of this I can say that Mumble respects my privacy — and yours, if you're speaking with me. Of course both the client and the server are free software.

Detailed contact information

More detailed contact information including my home address and telephone number is available for friends and colleagues.
The page linked above requires password authentication: if you want to get access please write me.

Where not to contact me

I don't use Skype, and you shouldn't either. I recommend Mumble, described above, as a suitable replacement.

You won't find me on Facebook. Click on the picture below for more information.

Not f'd — you won't find me on Facebook

Please don't send me invitations to join facebook or other so-called "social" so-called "networks"; automatic messages continue to pop up every few weeks in my e-mail, and are very annoying. I won't accept anyway.

No, I'm not on other similar sites either. Please don't send me invitations, once again. They are extremely irritating.

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Last modified: 2019-07-19

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