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, 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

Whatcom Democrats Are Pro-Jail?!

By Jon HumphreyOn Apr 19, 2023

So as a real progressive, I have to admit that the way our local Corporate Democrats spin their draconian policies gets under my skin. This week, I was rather annoyed [...]

TAGNW Recaptured By Big Telecom

By Jon HumphreyOn Feb 22, 2023

When I started fighting for the critical infrastructure of a publicly-owned fiber-optic network in Bellingham and Whatcom County, I immediately encountered roadblocks from the Linville administration. One of the ways [...]

Secret Conversations

By Jon HumphreyOn Feb 08, 2023

Signal is a fantastic application that allows us to avoid SMS and MMS fees while having private, untraceable, encrypted conversations using our data connections whether they be text or voice [...]

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Recent comments

"Yes Dianne, I think it’s safe to agree on the fact that some people that are in jail DEFINATELY need to be in there. However, the argument for [...]

Mar 03, 2023 on
Atul Explains Vote Against Jail Recommendations

"Thanks everyone for their valuable commentary. I have some updates. 1. Michael is planning on starting a new non-profit. How will it be funded? Probably by some special interest money too… [...]

Feb 27, 2023 on
TAGNW Recaptured By Big Telecom

"Every time the jail issue comes up, I remind everyone that in this day and age especially technological means exist that make a new jail totally unnecessary. Even if you [...]

Feb 27, 2023 on
Atul Explains Vote Against Jail Recommendations

"Thanks everyone for your valuable commentary. Wendy, since this publication has actual credibility, they would not have printed this article with no evidence to back it up. Unlike Ralph Schwartz [...]

Feb 12, 2023 on
Secret Conversations

"Again readers, Todd goes for an emotional instead of fact-based argument here. We would love nothing more than to see some actual progress on infrastructure that makes sense. Like Dig [...]

Dec 04, 2022 on
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