Getting in touch:

  • I prefer Signal, SMS, Semaphor, Slack, OTR and voice calls to email. (I get a lot of email!)
  • I don’t treat my email inbox like a to-do list, and tend to respond to emails based on priority rather than the order I’ve received them. Priority is a function of the joy it brings me to respond, the importance of the message, urgency,* how busy I am, the necessity of a response,** and whether it’s easier to reply in a different channel.
  • This is normally a pretty efficient and relatively stress-free approach to dealing with email, and it helps keep me in touch with my values. Some things invariably get left by the wayside, so feel free to send a nudge. If it takes a while for me to get back to you, please know that I’m grateful for your patience.

* but note the old saying, “a failure of planning on your part…”
** see also LMGTFY and it’s in the syllabus.

If you need to email me:

  • Personal correspondence goes to my name at Here is my public key.
  • For Citizen Lab related work, email lex at citizenlab dot ca. It has a separate public key.
  • For CCLA related work, email lgill at
  • You can find me on LinkedIn and Twitter.