Thanks but I was very late in the hunt. Many other freepers did the real work and hopefully I credited everyone correctly. Working as a research team, freepers can quickly find the truth. I used this thread to piece together what others had already found and added my own contributions.
Just got word that more on this story will be coming out late tonight or early tomorrow. Great work everyone!
Posting to other forums, many of them are for conservative LEO’s.
BTW, his email address is (predictably) firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has another domain registered: zane-levin.com. It appears to belong to a fixed IP machine registered through Tucows, perhaps when he lived in Oakland, CA, because the address is still listed there. The www machine doesn’t show anything except “directory browsing denied”. It doesn’t have an index page. That’s a common tactic to keep the search engines from spidering your site. You have to know a context path to get into it.