DeadTOm (Allen)

My name is Allen. I’ve been going by “DeadTOm” online, mostly for gaming purposes, since the late 1990’s. I’m a mediocre programmer, a better than average photographer, and I’ve been working in IT since 2001. I’m a gen-x, professional computer nerd, video and tabletop gamer, dad to two male nerdlings, husband-like figure to an amazing woman, and citizen of Earth.

What you’ll find here are ramblings about everything I feel interesting enough to share with the world, whether the world wants to hear it or not. In case it sounds wholesome and family-like, it’s not. I swear like a drunken pirate, I post a lot of nudity, and I make a lot of boob jokes. I’m not the type of person you want to put on speaker phone.

Mrs. DeadTOm (Laure)

I’m an advocate for free and open source software, and a Linux user since 1998. My current distro of choice is Kubuntu. I use Windows at work, but only because they make me. At home, we’ve been Windows free since 2008. My partner and our kids are quite happy with Linux. It is a perfectly viable alternative to Windows.

For more information about Linux, and why you should be using it, go to




Places you can find me:

  • Steam –  l play a shit-ton of games.
  • Twitter – I swear and rant a lot here.
  • Roll20 – I play RPGs here.
  • deviantArt – I take lots of photos of my friends… my friends don’t mind taking their clothes off for me.
  • Google+ – Most of my posts are restricted to my circles. So there isn’t much on my public feed. Lots of geekery takes place here. D&D, Call of Cthulhu, Rifts, home made gadgetry, science articles… geekery.
  • I ‘m on Facebook, but only to keep up with family and local events. I don’t particularly like Facebook. I keep my profile private. If I don’t know you, I’m probably not going to add you. If I do know you, I probably still won’t add you.
  • I also spend a lot of time on Freenode (IRC), under the name “DeadTOm”, mostly in various tech/nerd channels, trying to help out where I can.


Also, I’m an ordained Dudeist minister, because why not, man.


You can email me at If you know what pgp is and how to use it, I’d prefer that you did. You can find my public key here.

That’s all there is to know.