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: Twitter Facebook Instagram LinkedIn End Point
My email address is email@example.com. 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 (For historical reference: My 1998 DSA public key and my 1994 RSA public key.)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:
Furthermore, in spite of modern efficiency and resource substitution, the per capita use of resources is extravagant and still growing to the point where it is more accurate to say that we are living in a hyperindustrial rather than a postindustrial age. Though they may use very little energy while on the job [certainly not the case —JCJ], white-collar workers who drive automobiles in long commutes use more energy getting to and from work than their nineteenth-century counterparts used in order to get the job done. One need only add to this the enormous resources that are used for endless conferences and conventions attended by great numbers of privileged bureaucrats, consultants and academics, so many of which serve only as paid mini-vacations for those attending and produce, for all the energy entailed, far less intellectual payoff than a good correspondence or reading a good book, and the picture of the resource profligacy of the so-called post-industrial world is complete.
—Max Dublin, Futurehype (1992)
A map of the route my son & I took on our 2019 trip to Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, and Moldova: Jon and Seth itinerary in June 2019.
An interactive map of various churches we visited in north England in 2013, with links to our blog posts and photos about each: Churches in north England, 2013.
I support free software and open source. Don’t be a sharecropper! I contribute to projects including Interchange, DevCamps, and Bucardo, and keep miscellaneous scripts around.
Other free software I work most often with:
Some Unicode things I keep handy:
Language family maps for reference:
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 free verse:
Many years ago, a tree fell on our car, so I wrote up the story to share.
Links about religion:
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!
A few organizations I support:
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.