Jon Jensen

I live in Teton Valley, Idaho (near Yellowstone National Park) and work at End Point Corporation on various Internet-related projects: web applications, databases, e-commerce, scalability, system administration, and security, and occasionally, Android application development. I’m a radio amateur (“ham”) with call sign KG7TXN.

I write on the End Point blog and Somusing, blog of my wife, Erin.

Other places to find me on the web: Google Twitter Facebook Instagram LinkedIn End Point XING

My email address is jon@swelter.net. You may encrypt messages to me using my PGP/GnuPG 2012 4096-bit RSA public key. (For historical reference: My 1998 DSA public key and my 1994 RSA public key.)

A random quotation from my collection:

Just as people used to ask me how much my Great Dane weighed and how much he ate, people invariably ask about home schooling — “How will the kids be socialized?” When in turn I ask what it means to be socialized the answers vary wildly, but everybody seems to agree that there’s no better way to get it done to you than to be tossed into a kind of semi-prison environment with a whole lot of other persons born the same year you were.

—Denis Johnson, “School Is Out”, Oct. 1, 1997, http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/1997/10/01school2.html

quotation #17 of collection of 714 | another random quotation

More about some of my interests:

I support free software and open source. Don’t be a sharecropper! I contribute to projects including Interchange, DevCamps, and Bucardo, and keep some old scripts around. Other free software I work most often with: Vim, GNU Screen, tmux, awesome window manager, Signal private messenger, Irssi, Git, Perl, Ruby, Python, Android, PHP, PostgreSQL, Linux (mostly Red Hat/Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian), OpenBSD, OpenSSH, Postfix, Dovecot, GnuPG, rsync, mtr, and Nmap, just as a sampling. Thanks to all free software developers for your time and efforts!

Johann Sebastian Bach composed some of my favorite music. See these freely redistributable Bach sheet music PDFs and the James Kibbie complete Bach organ works recordings. Mutopia collects freely usable music scores. Thanks to those who typeset the music and gave it away!

Several years ago, a tree fell on our car, so I wrote up the story to share.

My novice linguistics research: I wrote a paper for Linguistics 490 (senior seminar) taught by John Robertson, winter semester 1998 at Brigham Young University. It examines how Hebrew verb patterns (binyanim) may be semantically grouped using C.S. Peirce’s universal categories. The paper: Hebrew Verb Pattern Tendencies Clarified by Peirce’s Universal Categories (8.5" x 11"). Reference chart: Roots in various binyanim chart (11" x 17").

Some of my writing I’m putting online for longevity’s sake: You never told me.

Links about religion:

A few organizations I support:

Links about liberty:

mod.zayda.net is a collection of old Amiga-era music “modules”, including the whole U4ia and F8 collection by Jim Young, mostly created on his Amiga.

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