I live in Provo, Utah and work at End Point Dev on various Internet-related projects: web applications, databases, e-commerce, scalability, system administration, and security, and occasionally, Android app 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: Mastodon Twitter Facebook Instagram LinkedIn End Point
My email address is email@example.com — since 1999! You may encrypt messages to me using PGP/GnuPG with my current public keys (2019 ed25519 ECC key, 2012 4096-bit RSA key), which superseded my historical keys (1998 DSA key, 1994 RSA key).
I hope that every married man has said to himself, “I will be more kind
and generous toward my companion and children. I will control my temper.”
I hope that kindness will replace harshness in our conversations one with
I hope that every wife will look to her husband as her dear companion,
the star of her life, her supporter, her protector, her companion with
whom she walks hand in hand “equally yoked.” I hope that she will look
to her children as sons and daughters of God, the most significant
contribution she has made to the world, her greatest concern with regard
to their achievements, and more precious than any other thing she has or
could hope for.
I hope that boys and girls will leave this conference with a greater
appreciation for their parents, with more fervent love in their hearts for
those who have brought them into the world, for those who love them most
and are most anxious concerning them.
I hope that the noise of our homes will drop a few decibels, that we will
subdue our voices and speak to one another with greater appreciation and
—Gordon B. Hinckley, “Till We Meet Again,” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 89–90
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 am on GitHub as jonjensen and have contributed to projects including PostgreSQL, Interchange, DevCamps, and Bucardo. I also keep old 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.
A few organizations I support:
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!
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.