The personal domain of Michael Lazar


I enjoy writing software in my spare time and sharing my code.

All of my public projects are hosted on github and mirrored at


(in no particular order)


Gopher is an alternative to the World Wide Web that peaked in popularity in the early 90's. There are still a handful of gopher sites maintained by enthusiasts. I host one of them at gopher:// (http proxy). This is where I keep all my good stuff, check it out!


Project Gemini is a humble, under development internet protocol with a lot of potential. This domain is the proud home of the fifth gemini server in the world, gemini:// (http proxy).

I also host an HTTP → Gemini web proxy over at


Spartan is my own take at designing a small internet protocol, with a focus on being simple and fun to use. You can read the specification hosted on my reference server here, spartan:// (http proxy).


I'm a huge ASCII art aficionado! In particular, I'm interested in the "line style" and "solid style" of ASCII art popularized by the alt.ascii-art group in the 90's and 00's. I have built up a substantial collection from various sources which you can find here,

I'm a semi-active member of, a pubnix community centered around art, socializing, and learning. You can find me there at


The CCSO nameserver was an early form of database search on the Internet. I was interested in the protocol but I couldn't find any active CCSO servers still around on the web, so I setup my own. You can check it out here cso:// (how to view).


I hold a US patent. It's inconsequential, but hey, why not show it off?

US9448301B2 - Calibrated radar apparatus and associated methods

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