About

JLOG = Jason’s webLOG

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Jason is a 30-something guy who is currently enjoying a successful career in education and business management. Family and friends nickname him “J Bear” as a term of endearment due to his middle name and physical appearance. Outside of his profession, he writes songs and makes recordings on and off. Apart from music, he dabbles in photography, coding, and brand identity design. His hobbies include music, wiki-binge, reading, and cooking.

A cosmopolitan, flâneur, and occasional recluse. A certified INTP. A socially maladroit boy.

He’s in love with a range of brand names: Apple, Apogee, Bang & Olufsen, Dyson, etc.

Curious to know how he built this website and what tools and software he is using? Read this page.

You can also learn what he is currently doing on the /now page.

Philosophy

Jason believes that …

  • family members do not necessarily outweigh friends.
  • too much desire (of whatever kind) is detrimental and even disastrous, and so is any type of addiction.
  • Earth is not flat at all.
  • one should not work only for money.
  • one should know the ins and outs of parenting before having a family.
  • nationalists and radicals are toxic.
  • good intentions can’t justify bad results.
  • good end can’t justify bad means.
  • everyone has freedom in line with their liabilities.
  • probity matters a lot.
  • age, gender, and status are not reasons to glorify or belittle a person.

Aromanticism & Bisexuality

Jason is a cisgender male (pronouns: he/him), but he is not the average alloromantic guy seen in your school or workplace: he is insulated from romantic experiences, feeling little to no romantic attraction toward anyone. But, mind you, aromanticism does not equate to asexuality. He is able to feel intense sexual attraction toward both (binary) genders. In other words, he identifies as bisexual ⚤⚣ aromantic 💔, feeling only physical/sexual (rather than emotional/romantic) attraction to cisgender males and cisgender females. Humorously, he styles himself a complex number, which is a+bi. ⇢ Read more

With a body weight of over 200 lbs, a full beard, and, by sheer coincidence, a middle name that means “bear strength,” he also identifies as a card-carrying member of the bear community –– who falls into the “bi bear” subset, to be precise. While his lifestyle is a total departure from most LGBT people’s manner of living, he is a proponent of LGBT rights.

Netizenship

Jason became a digital citizen in as early as 1999. The first websites he frequented were Yahoo! and AOL. Apart from the Web, he came into contact with Email, IM, and Telnet in that year.

He started to craft his first homepage in 1999 (using Microsoft FrontPage) and his first personal website proper in 2006, hence the time span shown in the footer. Over the past 10+ years he hopped from one blog to another, but these sites came along by the same token: serving as a reservoir of his personal digital content.

About This Site

JLOG.ca is an all-in-one moblog (mobile weblog, or microblog-style website) encompassing status updates and blog posts written by Jason. JLOG, pronounced [ˈd͡ʒlɑg] or [ˈd͡ʒeɪlɑg], stands for Jason’s webLOG. This site is run for personal rather than media or professional purposes, and all the opinions you read on this site do not reflect the views of anyone else. It is Jason’s personal journal in this immense digital world. That said, it still embraces visitors from all over the world and thus has a very intuitive design.

Three basic principles: (1) absolute autonomy in determining boundaries of free speech expressions, i.e. decided denial of unsolicited censorship imposed by any authority; (2) no expectation of social media engagement (through comments, shares, and likes, for example), no link exchanges, but utter openness to people from all walks of life who are fond of sending emails to connect; (3) zero involvement in corporate sponsorship, zero monetization, and zero website tracking.

Need help with navigation?

On April 26, 2020, the navigation menu changed to plain text, which is much more legible than the previous graphic design. So you should have little difficulty navigating. But there are some tricks to better experience.

Shortcut

When the homepage has fully loaded, press the share button below and select Add to Home Screen, so that the site can become something of an app installed on your phone. The icon is very consistent with those of the apps you already have on your home screen. Of course, you can customize the name of the “app.”

Jump

You can always jump back to the top of a webpage by clicking on the little maple leaf in the bottom right corner. Likewise, you can return to the homepage by clicking on the site logo, which is on the top left.

Images

On laptops and tablets, the size of images in the timeline has been reduced to keep the front-page neat. If you want to view larger images, click on the timestamp of a post. If you want the original size, right-click on an image, copy the image address, and just keep the middle part of the URL (i.e., v.jlog.ca/img/****.jpg). For example, if you get an image address like https://i0.wp.com/v.jlog.ca/img/2Xai.jpg?ssl=1, trim it to v.jlog.ca/img/2Xai.jpg (case-sensitive), which is the original URL of that image. Almost all the images on this site are watermarked as copyright content unless otherwise noted. If you need a watermark-free version, contact the webmaster here. Since April of 2020, you can click on an image to enlarge it immediately, share it, or get its URL, thanks to the Lightbox plugin made by Arno Welzel.

Search

A simple search bar is located at the bottom of every page. You can type in specific keywords (with all unnecessary spaces trimmed away) and press Enter to get search results. If you want to get to posts published in a specific year (YYYY) or month (YYYY/MM) or even on a specific day (YYYY/MM/DD), type in jlog.ca/date/YYYY (/MM) (/DD) in the address bar. For example, all posts published in April 2021 are archived at jlog.ca/date/2021/04. Good luck with your search!

Translate

Today, machine translation is still far from perfect, but it can become handy when you want to break the language barrier immediately. Just above the search bar lies a language selector powered by GoogleTM Translate.

Comments

Since March 2019, comments have been allowed on this site. You cannot see any comment or a reply button on the homepage. However, you can click on the date / timestamp — which is in grayer and smaller print — showing above any post or below the title of a post. When that clickthrough guides you to an individual page, the comment field can be seen right below the post. Feel free to share your thoughts. If you wish to follow updates on your own comments and/or to get notified of future new posts, choose Notify me of follow-up comments by email and/or Notify me of new posts by email before you click on that Post Comment button. If you find all the comments (even including your own) gone, they may have been archived to keep the pages clean and tidy.

Webmentions

Since March 2019, Webmentions have been allowed on this site. If you’re very web-savvy, try sending a Webmention below the comment field. The Ping me! button works perfectly.

Dark Mode (Night Mode)

Since June 24, 2020, Dark Mode (Night Mode) has been enabled on this site. You can switch it on or off using the little toggle beside the site menu.

Want to subscribe?

This site allows you to subscribe to RSS and JSON feeds. Also, you can follow this website through WordPress.com or by selecting Notify me of new posts by email in the comment area of any post.

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One more thing…

Creative Commons LicenseAll graphic, audio, and video materials as well as text on this site were created and/or edited by Jason, except where otherwise noted. All original content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

🇨🇦 PROUDLY MADE IN ONTARIO, CANADA