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

Boulevard Park And Infrastructure: Another COB Missed Opportunity

By Jon HumphreyOn Apr 05, 2021

[The following article is a modification of a piece by Jon Humphrey that appeared in change.org on March 30, 2021 entitled “Boulevard Park And Infrastructure (131 years and the COB still refuses [...]

COB: Go Ahead, Discuss All You Want…

By Jon HumphreyOn Mar 23, 2021

3/26/2021 Update: Thanks to public pressure the COB has finally started to post the BAG meeting recordings. While it takes them an uncommonly long time to post the videos, they date [...]

COB Puts The BAG In A Box

By Jon HumphreyOn Feb 07, 2021

Since the City of Bellingham decided not to broadcast or record the first meeting of the Broadband Advisory Group in an open manner, I think it’s important that we [...]

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Recent comments

"Well it gets even more disturbing in Washington because Governor Inslee said that he was going to create a State Broadband Office to deal with the telecom issue. In previous [...]

Apr 06, 2021 on
Boulevard Park And Infrastructure: Another COB Missed Opportunity

"Thanks Scott, I love Carlin. I listen to his old albums at least once a year. I sometimes refer to him as “the prophet George Carlin” which would [...]

Apr 06, 2021 on
Boulevard Park And Infrastructure: Another COB Missed Opportunity

"Thanks everyone. Yes, some citizens are looking into it, but this is an example of where government can make a big difference. For example, no matter who your provider is, [...]

Mar 26, 2021 on
COB: Go Ahead, Discuss All You Want…

"Thanks for this article. I see major advantages in relation to public banking and funding local infrastructure projects among many other things.

Mar 08, 2021 on
State Public Banking (Cooperative) Bill Moves To The House

"Randy, you will find if you run a proper network load test, like rrul via Flent in Linux, that your DSL does NOT hold up to your stated speeds if [...]

Mar 08, 2021 on
The Importance of Our Public Fiber Optic Infrastructure