Where is Coderman?

Karl gmkarl at gmail.com
Tue Jan 1 06:21:40 PST 2019


I don't know much about coderman, but he introduced me to this list.

After some activism volunteering a few years ago, I found myself
persistently harassed by strangers, authorities, and anonymous hackers
in very misleading and often abusive ways.

I found coderman on #tor-talk on freenode, which I joined in a state
of intense fear and confusion to try to get the word out and seek
help.  Immediately after I started talking on the channel there were
multiple netsplits, and coderman was one of the few on the same set of
servers as me.  He mentioned this list, the value of SDR work, other
things about open source, security, and my experience, and e-mailed

Coderman was the only person I was able to get in contact with who
seemed to have any understanding of my situation.

I mention this because what was happening to me was _really intense_
and destroyed not only my livelihood but also that of friends who
supported me.  I would not have been surprised if something happened
to other people I talked to in order to continue suppressing the
things I was exposed to.  But I also recognize this was a time of
extreme paranoia for me, so it is hard to know which fears were

I developed serious mental issues from being in that situation where I
was persistently separated from normality, and am still very much
struggling with these issues.  I am very frightened to talk about and
further research this, which is why I have not spoken up in the past.

This is not trolling or a joke.


On 12/31/18, Mirimir <mirimir at riseup.net> wrote:
> On 12/31/2018 02:30 PM, Where is Coderman? wrote:
>> Where is Coderman?
>> Searching public database and https://www.bop.gov/inmateloc/ shows no
>> record of Martin Peck in prison.
>> He filed Court case "Roark v. United States 6:12-cv-01354-MC" at address:
>> 27464 SW Vandershuere Road
>> Hillsboro, OR 97123
>> https://www.google.com/maps/place/27464+SW+Vanderschuere+Rd,+Hillsboro,+OR+97123,+USA/@45.394192,-122.9598845,259m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x549514881c65e9fd:0x8a97ff4b304f7948!8m2!3d45.3941779!4d-122.959525
>> This looks to be not there anymore? Or maybe Coderman got rid of horses.
>> A while back Coderman posted about FBI disruption strategies. Did Coderman
>> get disrupted? Or is Coderman dead?
> My best guess: he gave up the persona after being outed as Martin Peck.
> This was my news of it:
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: Re: Re: Pastebin of banned accounts found
> Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 19:59:07 +0200
> From: carlo von lynX <lynX at time.to.get.psyced.org>
> To: <SNIP>
> Hello, illustre group of recipients. I made a bit of research
> into the matter, wanting to figure out which e-mail exchange
> made "coderman" think I belong into a list of troublemakers
> even if I do my best to always discuss rationally - and how
> such a list would come about with so many respected names
> along mine. Well, I was successful. Here is what I found.
> https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2014-December/035866.html
> Mr coderman admits to go by the real name "Martin R. Peck".
> He caused some confusion by promoting a fake NSA program that
> didn't actually exist. On the Whonix forum he "anonymously"
> reported his own news, introducing himself as follows:
>> Martin R. Peck, software engineer, has created this BigSun automated
> redaction system, which he has offered to provide to the NSA.
> At the same time I had been having an exchange with him
> where I had openly dared to doubt the safety of the debian
> binary distribution system - a threat that he tried to
> downplay by comparing it with much less likely threats.
>     See
> https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2014-December/035867.html
>     thru
> https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2014-December/035879.html
> We didn't actually arrive at any inflammatory tones, he
> just disappeared after his identity had been lifted and
> his argumentation started to look suspicious more than anything.
> Disappearing was a smart move, as I had indeed forgotten
> entirely about him. Probably so have you.
> What do I gather from this? Keeping my hands off of debian
> or any of its derivates has been a good choice. Same goes
> for fedora. Everybody get your gentoo skills back in shape,
> or help Guix/Nix get ready for prime time.
> <SNIP>

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