About Jonah

Jonah Bishop

I'm a software developer, currently working in Lenovo's Infrastructure Solutions Group as a Tools and Transformation Engineer. I develop web-based applications for internal company use and, for the most part, I enjoy my job. I have a wife, two daughters, and two cats. I live in Durham, NC.

If I'm not working, I enjoy woodworking, photography, hiking, and spending time with my family. I used to enjoy computer programming as a hobby, but I don't do that as much as I used to. I suppose that having young children will do that to you. Hopefully I'll get back to it one of these days.

Born Geek

Online since late 2004, this website has been through a number of iterations. I used to offer Firefox software and development resources, but Mozilla lost their way and I lost my interest. As a result, none of that material is available anymore (it is all woefully out of date anyways).

In December of 2020, I designed, developed, and deployed the custom software that powers this website. It is written in Python, using the Django framework, and provides me with the behind-the-scenes management features that my previous platform of choice, WordPress, lacked. I got tired of WordPress for a number of reasons, and decided that writing my own platform was the way to go. So far, I've been very pleased with the results, though there's always room for improvement. If you find a problem, please let me know!

Hosting is still provided by DreamHost as it has been since the very beginning. I've been very pleased with their service.

Photography

I store many of my personal photos on their own subdomain here at Born Geek. It, like this main website, is powered by Django. I don't keep it up to date much these days, as I just don't take as many photos as I used to.