Jason's Blog

A collection of random musings.

About Jason

All about me

Jason Dinsmore is me, and I am Jason Dinsmore. You’ll see no third-person references here. .

This page is specifically about me. If you are wondering about the blog, check out my post on Why a Blog?.

This page is a work in progress, check back for the latest if you’re interested!

Let’s start from the outside and work our way in, you know, like eating an apple.

an apple with a bite taken out


I work at Hint. We’re a software consultancy based in Vancouver, WA - about a 20 minute drive north of Portland, OR.

At Hint, I mainly write code for web applications in Ruby (a programming lanugage), and Ruby on Rails (a web framework). It’s great. I really love the challenge of analyzing a problem or need, architecting a solution that solves it, and then writing code to implement the solution. You could say it scratches several itches at once.


I live about another 20 minutes north of Vancouver, outside of the small town of Battle Ground.

We live on a few acres with 5 dogs (Max, Niko, Pepper, Bruno, and Tiki), and two cats (Goggins and Precious). It may sound like a lot, but it’s the fewest number of creatures we’ve had living here for many years.


I really, really, love dogs. That said, 5 is a little much.


I have interests. Quite a few actually. Some of the things I enjoy doing or am interested in are:

  • Alphabetizing lists
  • Amateur radio (I am a licensed HAM)
  • Automation
  • Building, creating, and fixing
  • Classic cars
  • Dogs
  • Fun
  • Golf
  • Guitar
  • Hard work
  • Health, diet, and fitness
  • Hiking
  • Learning and self improvement
  • Math
  • MMA
  • Motorcycles
  • Mountain biking
  • Off-road vehicles
  • Preparedness
  • Processes
  • Programming / Tech stuff
  • Reading
  • Running
  • Skateboarding
  • Tattoos
  • Wakeboarding1

Don’t be surprised to see blog posts on any of those topics.

  1. Snowboarding was on the list for a long time, but somewhere along the line I got tired of being cold so it got permanently swapped for wakeboarding.