Hello there!

I’m Fab, a freelance journalist and podcaster from Düsseldorf. Welcome to my website.

On these pages, I keep a personal blog filled with commentary on topics that I care about. It’s updated quite regularly with photos, links and short notes about the things I’m working on. I also write a longform newsletter on technology and policy topics, which you can subscribe to for free.

I’ve been recording podcasts since 2006. I’m probably best known for Linux Outlaws, which at one time was the most downloaded Linux podcast around, and maybe Geek News Radio which still has an active community of friends and like-minded people. You can find out about my current shows on the podcasts page.

In 2012, I became a professional journalist, specialising in software, privacy and information security topics. I’ve previously worked for The H in London and later moved to Germany to write for c’t magazine and heise online. After almost seven years as a reporter and editor on a number of publications, I decided to quit my job and strike out as a freelancer in 2019. In this capacity, you can hire me as a writer, editor, translator and copy editor. I also host in-person and virtual events and webinars and give talks on a wide variety of topics.

Please note: This website has separate sections for English and German content. You can switch between both sides of the site with the language menu in the main site navigation.