Colophon is operated, maintained, and written by myself, Johnathan Lyman. I’ve maintained this blog to varying degrees since 2014 and have been on the web in about two dozen different formats since 2001-ish. is my personal blog first and foremost, where I write about topics that interest me. In particular, technology, some current events, videos, and other bits I discover are what you’re most likely to see here.

Since 2014, I’ve created almost 400 posts. About 350 of them (as of mid-September 2018) have made it through the various transitions this site has seen. A few of them were so highly irrelevant or just didn’t make sense. In hindsight, keeping them around seems like the right thing to do, but I’ve opted to move forward. is not a full-time project for me right now, though I would not turn down the opportunity to make one, some day. Given that, I have a couple simple goals I try to achieve in order to keep this site running as I’d prefer:

  • 1-3 posts per week day
  • Optionally toss in a few extra links if they’re interesting enough


Hosting and Toolchain and Standards is a WordPress-powered site hosted exclusively on Digital Ocean. DNS, caching, and DDoS protection provided by CloudFlare. Domains by Hover. WordPress is served using Apache, PHP, and MySQL. Fail2Ban is in place both on the server and within WordPress. Memberships and support is powered by Memberful.

Everything should look fine in all modern mobile devices and browsers. Anything older like IE11 or from multiple years ago might have a bad time and that’s on you. Update your stuff. If you’re using a current browser or mobile device and finding difficult to navigate, let me know here.


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Johnathan Lyman
Kenmore, WA,
United States
blogging, design, technology, software, development, gaming, photography