My name is Johann A. Briffa and this is my personal web site and blog. I generally write about once or twice a week, typically about my recent photography. Occasionally I also post about my experiences with system administration or programming, and more rarely about some random interesting thing I have come across. I also keep a few pages related to my research and post about recent publications.

I am a Professor at the University of Malta. However, I’d like to emphasise that this blog is separate to my work at the University. For my work contact details and lecturing duties, please refer to my official profile page.


The information on these pages is provided ‘as is’ with no warranties, and confers no rights. The opinions and statements expressed on these pages are mine alone, and do not necessarily reflect the view of any current or past employer. The presence of links does not necessarily imply endorsement.

Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is Copyright 2007-2022 Johann A. Briffa. All rights reserved. Should you wish to license any material, or if you’re interested in prints, please feel free to get in touch.


You can keep up to date with my recent blog posts with an email subscription or through RSS. I keep a social media presence on Twitter, where I also publicize my blog posts. Finally, my occasional videos are on YouTube.


For anything related to my work at the University of Malta, you can find me (using my work email) on Google Chat. If you don’t already have my work email, get in touch through my official profile page. I also use Keybase for work-related matters.

For everything else, I use Signal (tied to my mobile number), and Google Chat (tied to my personal email address). If you don’t already have my personal email and would like to get in touch, please use the following form. Remember to include your contact details so I can get back to you.