Jon Humphrey

Citizen Journalist • Bellingham • Member since May 23, 2017

Jon Humphrey is currently a music educator in Bellingham and very active in the community. He also has decades of professional IT experience including everything from support to development. He considers Bellingham to be the best place he has ever lived and has been here for over 8 years now.
He has been interested in technology, music, and science since he was very young and holds a degree in Music Production/Technology from the prestigious Hartt School. He started writing for his high school newspaper and has even published a sci-fi novel on Amazon.
Aside from his above interests, Jon spends his time repairing electronics and cars, hiking, diving, and motorcycling. He is a well known figure in the Open Source and Retro Gaming communities and does what he can to support them. He also cares very much about the environment, homelessness, and digital divide issues and does what he can on those fronts too.

Articles by Jon Humphrey

Appealing Voodoo Economics Housing Values

By Jon HumphreyOn Jan 02, 2019

Years ago, the first time my property value was raised, I wrote to the assessor about it. The reply I received was essentially a “canned answer.” I pressed and asked [...]

Preliminary RF Exposure Tests

By Jon HumphreyOn Dec 04, 2018

Before I start this article, it is important for us to define what the maximum safe exposure limits are for radio frequency (RF) energy, not just in the United States ([...]

November 5th Existing Network Meeting (COB’s Mansplaining)

By Jon HumphreyOn Nov 07, 2018

Above is a map from an article showing how much money politicians get from big telecoms in general. Why it is a map made at the state level, I think [...]

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Recent comments

"Thanks, everyone for your interest and especially for the Cabaret clip. Nicholas, it would have been very professional, and prudent, for the city to release a proper statement as to [...]

Sep 06, 2020 on
Mayor Fleetwood to Pick Members of Broadband Advisory Group... Just Kidding!

"Good news everyone, I found a free Open-Source tool available for Linux, Windows and Mac called packet sender. I still prefer Flent to it, but it runs on everything. I’[...]

Aug 09, 2020 on
State Government Skewing Internet Test to Favor Telecoms

"Thanks, everyone. I’ll try to answer everyone in order. Before I do I want to direct everyone to a great Whatcom Watch article I was interviewed for that [...]

Aug 09, 2020 on
State Government Skewing Internet Test to Favor Telecoms

"Yeah Dick, those are pretty skewed results. The telecoms pretty quickly identify speed-test sites and pritiorize them, buy them, etc. so they can pritiorize the traffic. Only a real network [...]

Aug 08, 2020 on
State Government Skewing Internet Test to Favor Telecoms

"Thanks for your comments. I am concerned about all of the problems 5G presents as well, especially the harm to biological organisms. It seems silly to take a chance on 5[...]

Apr 24, 2020 on
Interim Public Works Director Forbids Climate & Energy Manager Discussing Telecom and Dig Once