About This Site

Online since late 2004, Born Geek the personal website of software developer and all-around geeky guy, Jonah Bishop. Within this website, you’ll find several free extensions for Firefox, as well as various development articles. Once upon a time, we also offered free Windows software, but we don’t do that anymore.

This website is currently powered by WordPress. As has always been the case at Born Geek, strict XHTML 1.0 is used for markup and CSS is used for the visual presentation. Web Standards have long been important to me, and I highly recommend Jeffrey Zeldman’s book on the subject: Designing With Web Standards.

Hosting is provided by DreamHost, where prices are cheap and features are rich. Did you know that you can save money by using Born Geek as your referrer when you sign up with DreamHost? It’s easy: learn how.

What Happened to Year of the Code Monkey?

On June 30, 2012, Year of the Code Monkey, my former personal blog, was merged with Born Geek. Maintaining two websites had grown increasingly annoying to deal with, so I decided to migrate everything to one location. A handful of old blog-specific posts have disappeared from the web, never to return again.

Born Geek Photography

My personal photos live on their own sub-domain here at Born Geek. The software I use to power my photo album, which I have lovingly dubbed “Monkey Album”, is a custom creation. It is written using PHP and MySQL and is, to some extent, modeled after a third-party album package I used to employ. I consider Monkey Album to be a work in progress, so don’t be surprised if you eventually see a new feature or two. At this time, it is not available to the public.

Fun Links

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About Jonah Bishop

I work for Lenovo where I write test tools to validate their x86 server hardware. Programming is so enjoyable to me that, not only do I do it at work, but I also write code in my spare time. I’m well versed in several programming languages: C/C++, Perl, PHP, and all manner of shell scripts. Perl is probably my favorite language, though I tend to write a lot more PHP code in my spare time.

Several of my non-computing related interests include photography, music, and visiting North Carolina’s many state parks.