This domain serves as the personal website of me, Jason McIntosh. I've held it since the late 1990s. Back then, it served as my entire internet presence. Nowadays, my online identity is more like everyone else's, expanded across a whole cloud of domains. But jmac.org remains the spot where I keep things that don't fit on Flickr, LiveJournal, FaceBook, and all those other things.
I live in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA, a subway ride away from Boston.
My contact information lives in a separate page.
Are you the same Jason McIntosh who...?
I occasionally receive mail asking if I'm a person from some else's past rememberings. So, for those seeking a specific Jason McIntosh, here is a summary of things I have been known for:
I went to St. John Neumann High School in Naples, Florida, and was active in the BBS community there around 1990.
I attended the University of Maine between 1991 and 1996, where I helped administrate "MAC ACT", an inter-dormitory Mac computer network. Later, I worked at the Maine Campus student newspaper in various roles. I was also active in the Bangor, Maine BBS community during this time.
After graduation, I worked at a computer store in Bangor, then as a techie/teacher for the town of Hermon, Maine, then as a programmer for MINT (an ISP in Waterville, Maine), which morphed into being a programmer for Adelphia.
In 2000 I moved to the Boston area to take a job as a programmer for O'Reilly and Associates. This job lasted about a year.
If you met me after all of that, then you probably still know me...
And just to clear the air a bit:
I am not teen heartthrob Jesse McCartney. Please do not send me fanmail for him. I don't know how to contact him; sorry.
I am not autistic basketball prodigy Jason McElwain. Please do not send me fanmail for him. I don't know how to contact him; sorry.
I run Appleseed Software Consulting, which is just what it sounds like. I've been working for myself since 2005, and I love it.
I am also the president of Volity Games, a startup that aims to give the world a new way to make and play games. It's currently in a state of suspended development, but all the games and supporting stuff we built still works. Give it a whirl.
jmac.org currently exists as a virtual private server somewhere within Linode's operation centers. I am quite pleased with the service I have with them.
From 2005 through the end of 2007, jmac.org was hosted by my friend and colleague Andy Turner, on one of his many colocated servers.
From early 1999 through 2005, jmac.org was on the hard drive of a parts-built PC named undef that I lugged around myself, sapping hosting service from wherever I could find it. Its processor was an Intel Celeron 300A ramped up to 500MHz or so. Before being forced into retirement due to various age-related hardware failures, it occasionally served as my mailserver and desktop machine. As a webserver, it withstood multiple slashdottings. It is currently stuffed into my closet and will likely never be turned on again. Rest in peace, old friend.
jmac.org runs on the classic LAMP platform:
Everything else is generated on-the-fly by Perl programs yanking stuff out of databases.