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.
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. My personal blog is here and I write security and privacy related articles for Comparitech here. I also do a weekly-ish tech-ish podcast with my wife called The JaK Attack! podcast 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. https://github.com/jondwatson/WordyFace/
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/
A History of Computer Operating Systems. https://www.amazon.ca/History-Computer-Operating-Systems-Macintosh/dp/1934840459
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
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
I also manage the Top Canadian VPN website.