The GPF empire:
- General Protection Fault: Jeff’s online comic
- GPF Link-O-Rama: Plenty of links there, so no need to repeat them here
- GPF Forum: For discussing GPF, as well as this blog
- GPF Store: For supporting the comic through merchandise
- GPF books: GPF on convenient dead trees
- Jeff on Twitter: My random, stream-of-consciousness chatter reduced into 140 character chunks
- GPF Comics on Twitter: “Official” GPF tweets, mostly about comic updates but sometimes including important site-related news needing rapid dissemination
- GPF on Facebook: Our official home on the Big Blue F. Essentially a combination of my personal and GPF official Twitter feeds, only with better integrated discussion threads and without the fanciful handles
- Jeff on Google+: It’s like Twitter mixed with Facebook, only it’s not Twitter and it’s not Facebook. Oh, and it has something to do with Google.
- Jeff on Keybase.io: Cryptography for everyone. Keybase.io hopes to make public-key crypto easier for mere mortals to use.
Those guilty by association, having been linked with GPF in one manner or another over the years:
- Moonbase Press: One of GPF’s former publishers
- Keenspot: GPF’s former Web host and a repository of the best *@%# comics on the Web
- Comic Genesis: Keenspot’s free online hosting service for webcomics, hosting over 6000 new and fresh talents
Open Source Development
Outside my day job and my programming work to support the comic, I dabble a bit on Open Source software development. Here are a few of the projects I currently maintain:
- GPFJeff on GitHub: My GitHub profile, such as it is, including links to a number of my Open Source projects, including some listed below (and a some that aren’t)
- Mandelbrot Madness!: A free Mandelbrot and Julia set renderer complete with parameter file support, zooming, Mandelbrot-to-Julia set derivation, and a color palette editing. Available for Java and Microsoft .NET
- WinHasher: Cryptographic hash or digest generator written in C# using Microsoft’s .NET 2.0 Framework
- Cryptnos: Multi-platform application for generating strong, pseudo-random passwords using cryptographic hashes. Currently available for .NET and Android (available in the Google Play), coming soon for Java, and with a limited-feature online version as well.
- Perfect Paper Passwords for Android: Android client for Perfect Paper Passwords
Helpful links and Christian resources:
- BibleGateway.Com: Tons of Bible translations in many languages, all online and easily searchable
- Laridian Bible Software: Awesome Bible software for Windows, Palm OS, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, and iPhone/iPod/iPad (sadly, not Android yet)
- Josh.Org: The official website for Josh McDowell’s ministry. Especially useful for its apologetics resources
Computing and Technology Links
Various technology links that I find useful or I think deserve sharing:
- Fedora Linux: Jeff’s current favorite distro
- eviscerati.net: Because the software industry had it coming.
- The Internet:
- Mozilla Firefox: A real Web browser for real people
- Mozilla Thunderbird: Reclaim your inbox
- PuTTY: One of, if not the best SSH clients available for Windows (and UN*X). One of the first third-party pieces of software I install on trusted computers.
- WinSCP: This has replaced FileZilla as my current favorite SFTP client. It doesn’t do regular FTP It now supports regular FTP, but more importantly it does public key authentication, which more important to me now. Open Source, of course.
- Pidgin: Why use five or more IM clients when only one is needed? Formerly known as GAIM, I’ve switched to using the Open Source Pidgin over my old favorite, Trillian, in part because the former is free, but also because development on the latter has been extremely slow and snapshots of the next version appear to have too much eye candy bloat for my tastes.
- GNU Privacy Guard: For the paranoid tin foil hat wearer in all of us
- Enigmail: The glue that lets Thunderbird and GnuPG talk together
- Android Privacy Guard: A GnuPG app for Google Android
- Secrets for Android: Securely store and manage passwords and secrets on your Android device
- Off-the-Record Messaging: Encrypt your IMs with strong public key cryptography. A Pidgin plugin is available on the site, as well as a proxy for virtually any AIM client and a library/toolkit for including into other IM clients.
- Pidgin-Encryption: Transparently encrypt your instant messages in Pidgin with RSA encryption
- ActiveState: Perl for Windows
- Eclipse: Open Source IDE for Java and many other languages (via plugins; EPIC supports Perl)
- Microsoft Visual Studio Express: Free MS development tools; I’m using Visual C# myself
- TortoiseSVN: Easy SVN version control on Windows
- Android Developers: Home of the Google Android SDK, emulator, and numerous other Android development resources
- Android Apps I Heartily Endorse:
- ConnectBot: SSH client for Android. Essential for helping me maintain the GPF server farm.
- The Hacker’s Keyboard: Awesome replacement keyboard, especially for essential keys missing from the stock Android keyboard
- handyCalc: Powerful free calculator with an insane number of features, including unit and currency conversions
- Remember the Milk: Smart to-do app with syncing across multiple devices and platforms. (Syncing requires a subscription fee.)
- K-9 Mail: Awesome mail client alternative to that includes built-in support for APG (mentioned above).
- Business Calendar Pro: An excellent alternative to the built-in calendar app, in that it looks and feels more like the Web-based Google Calendar than Google’s own app does. There is a free version for those who wish to try before they buy.
Interesting Places Where Jeff has Worked
Current and former employers or clients I have worked for
- ManTech International
- Infinite Computer Solutions
- Transamerica Reinsurance
- Quick Solutions, Inc.
- Lucent Technologies, now Alcatel-Lucent
- IBM Global Services
Friends of Jeff
People of note… mostly for their unfortunate association to me. Pity them.
- Beakers and Cauldrons: The blog of my friend Dennis, who is a buddy of mine from junior high through college. Warning: He likes Harry Potter. A lot.