About jonwatson

Jon

I'm a Linux systems engineer by trade and by passion. Mostly passion.

Work is easy to get. Passion is harder to come by.

I currently work in the infosec field. Specifically, the security products group at GoDaddy; even more specifically, in the Sucuri SOC. WAFs and CDNs are my jam.

My daily work is split between spending tons of money on data center equipment and deployments, and good old-school script hacking to make things work. It's a good mix.

For kicks I (used to) do things like maintain a Fidonet BBS but I've modernized and I run Pleroma and Write Freely instances now.

My personal blog is here and I used to write security and privacy related articles for Comparitech here and I sometimes write short stories here.

If you need more, my LinkedIn is here. and my PGP key is here.

If you're not sure how the encrypted email thing works, you can just type me a message here at Keybase, and copy/paste it into a regular email and send it to me at me@jonwatson.ca.

Some infosec peeps won't like that I posted my email address in the clear. Because email addresses are usually private (narrator's voice: they're not)


Social Media

I no longer use Facebook or Twitter at all. I do like social media, I just don't like being the product or a target. Therefore, I use the decentralized Fediverse for my social media.

You can follow me on the Mastodon Fediverse at @jonw@hackers.town

Signal

Email me for a number.


Publications

Books

Magazines

Linux Journal

Linux Magazine


Code

Most of the code I write is for work and therefore I don't “own” it so I can't post it. But there are always little snippets I write on my own time to scratch a particular itch and you'll find that in my Bitbucket account.

Image Shot

I needed a place to host images for this blog and I don't want to use the current surveillance state services. I looked for a FOSS solution I could self-host, but they were all too heavy and were full-blown gallery solutions. I just wanted to upload, get a link, and forget about it. That is what Image Shot does.

It's here

Domain Query

When you query 100 DNS records a day, you want to automate it. This is just a little script that pulls the most common DNS records for a domain.

It's here

Tweeter Deleter

Keeps your Twitter feed nice and clean by removing old tweets. Needs the T command line client to do the actual heavy lifting.

It's here