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

Bye, Felicia

By Jon HumphreyOn Jul 12, 2021

For those new to the concept of the phrase, “Bye, Felicia!” allow me to explain. This phrase comes from an iconic scene in the movie, “Friday.” It is now [...]

Whatcom Citizens for Responsible Technology

By Jon HumphreyOn Jun 26, 2021

Whatcom Citizens for Responsible Technology  is a group of seven citizens with a spectrum of skills who came together about 18 months ago to promote awareness and sponsor efforts to [...]

Why Participate?

By Jon HumphreyOn May 17, 2021

I was struggling with how to make this a local article when it dawned on me: my kids. Like most kids in school these days, my kids have been given [...]

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Recent comments

"Thanks Erik, that’s a good question and point. I recently read an article about a volunteer group in NYC that’s trying to compete with big telecom using wireless [...]

Jul 22, 2021 on
Bye, Felicia

"Thanks Atul, these are hardly false claims. As you know, I have been educating the community, especially elected officials, on broadband issues for years now. One of the issues I [...]

Jul 19, 2021 on
Bye, Felicia

"I am copying my comment from your previous article. This government, now and going back to the Linville administration, believes it is above the law and doesn’t care what [...]

Jul 03, 2021 on
The basics of Mayor Fleetwood's attack on the Municipal Court

"Having worked on the public broadband issues for years, and done many public record requests, I can tell you that the COB is not transperant. On top of that James [...]

Jul 03, 2021 on
Bellingham City Attorneys Removed from Muni Court Case by Judge

"Thanks Jeffrey. Here is a link to the public fiber petition. https://www.change.org/p/mayorsoffice-cob-org-bellingham-whatcom-county-public-fiber-optic-network

Jul 03, 2021 on
Whatcom Citizens for Responsible Technology