I’m Miguel Young de la Sota, also known as mcyoung (or sometimes mcy).

I poke computers for a living. This usually involves working with the very low-level details of compilers, linkers, operating systems, drivers, etc. When I’m not writing something in Rust that really shouldn’t be, I’m usually arguing about obscure C++ trivia. I also do infosec-flavored things from time to time.

I’m at Google working on the OpenTitan open-source Root of Trust silicon project. Any opinions (reasonable or questionable) on this blog are mine alone.

Outside of fighting with computers I do a lot of digital art, such as the avatar on the sidebar. If you’re looking for my art blog, click here. I don’t currently take commissions.

In a past life I was a mathematician. I’m told this makes all of my writing read like math papers.