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Name Matthew Marchese
Nickname maffblaster
GPG fingerprint
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Ebuild repository
Developer bug 546262
Is active Yes

I'm a Christ follower, a husband to my beautiful wife Christina, and man who loves to learn. My plan is to help improve the Gentoo sphere around the web by adding and improving documentation, aiding in website maintenance, and executing system administration. As I continue learning about Gentoo it only makes sense to help make it better for everyone by helping out.

My personal gratitude is owed to all past and present Gentoo developers who collectively commit thousands of hours each month into making Gentoo the best distribution ever created!

Lets make Gentoo better together!

My projects

Matrix P2P E2EE


Ebuild development

I try to look after some packages.

See this subarticle.

ebook repository

Work in progress...

Wiki improvement

Adding and correcting information here on the wiki is one of my main responsibilities as a developer. Here is some information on how I'm improving the wiki:




Wiki stats

  • 98 active users.
  • 6,727 articles.
  • 112,749 pages.



Muh dudes:


  • Pim Vullers and myself (but mainly Pim) are working to bring Pantheon (Elementary OS's Desktop Environment) to Gentoo. Our efforts can be found in Pim's overlay.
  • I'm currently (slowly) working on a Python 3 based installer for Gentoo-based Linux distributions. I've dubbed it stager. Visit the project article and GitHub page to see more.
  • I have started work on a Linux-based distribution called Vitality. Vitality will be a lightweight, arm friendly (I'm talking to you, Raspberry PI users!), Gentoo-based Linux distribution. This project is halted while I take a break to study operating system essentials and Linux on embedded systems...
  • I run an organization called Digital Survival (currently a blog), that discusses, among other things, how to become as self-sufficient (digitally) as possible. Contact me on Freenode IRC at #digital-survival.
  • Am a member of the PR team and regularly post Gentoo-related news to our social sites.
  • Here's a list of applications I recommend each user should install in order to improve their Gentoo experience.
  • Ideas for Gentoo (improvements of small scope).
  • Raising Gentoo to prominence (improvements of large scope).
  • Experiments - A sub-article that holds various ideas I'd like to explore.
  • Notes - Some notes for personal reference.

My hardware

My software

  • Vitality - Idea for a Gentoo-based IoT distribution.
  • kaudit - A Python powered kernel audit tool.
  • kcmdlined - A simple daemon that parses and reacts to kernel cmd-line arguments.
  • sheen - A cross-platform desktop screenshot boasting tool.
  • gencache - Like aptcacher, but for Gentoo.
  • trickle - Coming soon.
  • readmuh - Quickly generate a file for your overlay.

Contact me

Those that have some reason to contact me can do so most effectively with real time chat via:

  1. Freenode's secure webchat client in the #gentoo-wiki channel. Be sure to highlight with my nickname in the message so I'll see it!
  2. Telegram.
  3. Slack.

Alternatively use the email link provided in the developer information box.


  • Recent changes - See what other people have been doing here on the Wiki (sometimes I look to be encouraged).
  • - Find out more about my faith and other interests on my blog.
  • - If you are interested in helping out with some of the projects I'm working on message me on Freenode IRC using the nickname found in the InfoBox above. If you use email I will never see it.
  • Bug 546262 - My Gentoo 'New Developer' bug.