Jon Watson

me@jonwatson.ca
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I am a Linux sysadmin. I currently work in the security industry, but I've worked in a lot of verticals in my career. Banking was the most regulated, defence was the most secure and entertainment was the scariest. Terrifying.

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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

GitHub

WordfyFace: Pebble Classic watch face written in C. https://github.com/jondwatson/WordyFace/

Sourceforge

Duplicity Menu: A console based front-end for the Duplicity backup application written in C++. https://sourceforge.net/projects/duplicity-menu/

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. https://sourceforge.net/projects/postitonce/

Publications

Books

A History of Computer Operating Systems. http://www.jonwatson.ca/book

Magazines

Linux Journal

VirtualBox: Bits and Bytes Masquerading as Machines. http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/9941

Break the Hardware Upgrade Cycle with Win4Lin Windows Virtual Desktop Server. http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/9358

Podcasting for the Penguin!
http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/8793

Linux Magazine

Convenient Castle. http://www.linuxpromagazine.com/issues/2006/73/convenient_castle/(kategorie)/0

Sound Saver.
http://www.linuxpromagazine.com/issues/2006/66/sound_saver/(kategorie)/0