Hello, I'm your host, Jack Baty.

Your host

A little about me

I’ve been a partner at Fusionary Media since 1995. Fusionary is a terrific digital studio in Grand Rapids, MI. If your business needs something built for the web or mobile devices you should send us a note.

I blog here at copingmechanism.com ✒️

I've also been having a ball at my new wiki: Rudimentary Lathe.

You can email me at jack@baty.net ✉️. I still like receiving email!

I have a few other interests:

Photography. I call it “photography” but it’s more like “camera collecting.” I shoot both film and digital and upload to Flickr

Analog. Digital is where we are, but I still enjoy using things like film cameras, vinyl records, manual typewriters, notebooks, and fountain pens.

See the Now page for a list of more specific current interests and projects.

Do not expect consistency.


Weblogs and other publishing experiments


  • Flickr - I've been posting photos to Flickr since forever. Flickr is still the best photo sharing service, and I'm looking forward to what's next now that it's owned by SmugMug.

Social Media