Jon Watson
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I am a Linux sysadmin. I currently work in the banking industry, but I've worked in a lot of verticals in my career. Banking is the most regulated, defence was the most secure and entertainment was the scariest.

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I'm a capital 'ST' STEM guy. I love science and technology and how it changes the way in which we interact with the world. I don't know much about engineering and my math skills are tragic.

I have a college diploma in Computer Information Systems, and I have been in this field long enough to figure out that a deeper understanding of the science of computing is required in order to continue doing interesting things. To that end, I'm in the middle of a Comp Sci degree.

For kicks I do things like maintain a Fidonet BBS and I blog here. Here's a list of some other things I've done that may or may not interest you.

Open Source Projects


WordfyFace: Pebble Classic watch face written in C.


Duplicity Menu: A console based front-end for the Duplicity backup application written in C++.

Post It Once: PHP script that allows web users to post status updates and full blog entries to their Twitter, Facebook, and Wordpress blogs in one fell swoop.



A History of Computer Operating Systems.


Linux Journal

VirtualBox: Bits and Bytes Masquerading as Machines.

Break the Hardware Upgrade Cycle with Win4Lin Windows Virtual Desktop Server.

Podcasting for the Penguin!

Linux Magazine

Convenient Castle.

Sound Saver.