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Married!

hi.

I eloped on 5 July 2013 with Johnna Lynn Benson, a friend I have known since we were teenagers. Whoohoo! Read more.

Jonathan Daniel Pratt Ferguson and Johnna Lynn Benson Ferguson, wed, 5 July 2013. Photo by jdpf.

Jonathan Daniel Pratt Ferguson and Johnna Lynn Benson Ferguson, wed, 5 July 2013. Photo by jdpf.

@ejyoung67′s birthday shenanigans

I was contacted by ejyoung’s daughter who wanted to surprise her mom on her birthday. Note the cat ears on @ejyoung, and the expression of surprise! I’d say Operation Birthday Shenanigans was successful.

@ejyoung67 is surprised by her daughter. MVI_3821.MOV (660M) (Click to watch, right-click to download.) This H.264 videos are encapsulated in QuickTime Format (use VLC media player or Apple’s QuickTime to watch.

 

PAX East 2013: ACAM Panel: Preserving Game History

I was invited to attend PAX East to participate on the American Classic Arcade Museum’s Preserving Video Game History panel, along with: Mike Stulir [American Classic Arcade Museum], Gary Vincent [American Classic Arcade Museum], John Anderson [Freelance Author], Jonathan Ferguson [Game Design Instructor, Champlain College], Joey DeSena [RetrowareTV, Videographer]

You can listen to our discussion here:

Su3 – ACAM – Preserving Video Game History

Thanks!

Steve Jobs 1955-2011

I mourn the loss of Steve Jobs, who died late Wednesday afternoon. See: http://www.apple.com/stevejobs/

Steve Jobs was truly a visionary technology leader. Co-founder of Apple, and Pixar, and founder of NeXT Computer, Steve Jobs led the computer industry to the modern era. I shudder to imagine a world without his demanding influence, his love for aesthetic beauty, and the innovative companies he built. He knew how to persuade people to create the truly amazing, and transformed the “computer industry” time and time again.

I will miss his panache, and innovative influence on the “computer industry.” As a student of the history of computing, his vision of a computer “for the rest of us” has been largely realized, regardless of platform, or operating system. In the accomplishment of this vision, I recognize the thousands of men and women all over the world who work (and have worked) tirelessly to make usable computing available to so many.

I celebrate his influential achievements and I mourn his death.

Thanks.

have a day.yad

jdpf

Happy Birthday Debian!

YAY DEBIAN! Happy Birthday Debian!

Having used Debian GNU/Linux for 14+ years continuously, I admire the skill, dedication, and principled action of Debian developers worldwide. You’ve all done a remarkable job creating an operating system that runs reliably and stably on most anything. You allow me to continue to get useful life out of computers long after the OEM operating environment is no longer supported. Debian is my dominant operating system, and I continue to celebrate the tremendous strides in usability that the Debian project has created, and continues to create. Keep up the strong conceptual integrity that glues Debian, and the countless Debian-based distributions, together.

Congratulations on a remarkable 18 year journey, I look forward to our future together!

Thanks!

have a day.yad
jdpf