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Welcome to Jonathans blog

Jonathans blog is my blog (I’m Jonathan). I’ve been writing posts here since 2008 – in that time I have written about 1500 posts and deleted about 500 posts. On average that’s nearly 3 new post a week, every week for the last 10 years (and 1 removed post every week too). I started recording statistics in 2010 or 2011, since then I have had millions of hits (my highest ever day was 20k unique visitors back in 2012). Jonathansblog contains things that interest me in general. Lots of blog posts showing you how to do cool things with your mac and your iPhone. Things that make using then much easier and allow you to have a nicer experience.

I have an MSc in Advanced Computer Systems Development, a BSc in Electronic Engineering and an HND in Audio Production. I’m a professional member of the British Computer Society too (MBCS).

If you check the menu in the top, you’ll see all the categories of stuff. Feel free to have a look about, leave a comment, or share a tweet. There are posts about lots of different things, hopefully something interests you.

There is a category dedicated to multiloquent. Multiloquent was a WordPress theme developed by myself using html5, bootstrap and bootswatch back in 2012/13 and released in 2014. The development category has posts about linux. Posts about php and mysql, building websites, WordPress and security are also here.

Music, music technology and using your mac to make and produce music have a dedicated area. The adventure category documents my travels. Cycling trips, walking in Scotland in the summer, drinking beer and other adventures :D

Last, but not least, I have a category dedicated to hardware hacking


Latest Posts

nc netcat opening listening ports

nc netcat opening listening ports – Netcat scan examplesEstablish a connection to a remote port if open: [~]# nc -vn 22Ncat: Connected to\_7.6 As you see, netcat was able to reach 22 port Read more…

zmap on a local network

zmap is an opensource network scanner, most often used to scan whole external internet networks in this tutorial I’ll show you how to run zmap on a local network. One disadvantage of zmap over nmap Read more…

Suntory Whisky Toki

Suntory Toki Bottling Note A blended whisky from Suntory’s three distilleries: Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita. Toki has a different composition to another Suntory blend, Hibiki, as its main components are Hakashu single malt and Chita grain whisky. It should Read more…


My Open Source Code, on github and on wordpress.org.
Most of my code is closed source and a lot is under NDA, but sometimes I make some extra code in my spare time which I release here.

Plugins and Themes


  • Featured Image Setter
    Quickly set the featured image on wordpress posts without a featured image set
  • Multiloquent
    A bootstrap html5 wordpress theme


  • Open Source
    Lots of repos containing open source things that I have made or tinkered with over the years.
  • Closed Source
    Not listed :(