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. We now have four.


Bruno, the Pomeranian

Bruno was our long time buddy, but had to leave us for his trip across the rainbow bridge on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. We will cherish our 17 1/2 years with him and keep him in our memories forever. To read more about Bruno, check out his memorial post.


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.