developer | thinker | tinkerer


Jim Priest. Husband, father (of two), developer, and avid motorcyclist.

My blog is a mish mash of programming stuff, mostly related to tools, automation and other things that make my life as a developer easier.

The computer can’t tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what’s missing is the eyebrows. ~ Frank Zappa


See my resume for work history, community activities, presentations and writing work.


  • Avid motorcyclist. Currently ride a Ural Patrol
  • Build and fly remote controlled quadcopters (I refuse to call them 'drones').
  • Hammock camping
  • Music: Guitar, DAW, Music Production, MIDI