After hearing lots of “we really should make a film of this” and “we really should get started” and lots of other “really should” and “don’t know where to start” comments from friends and my thinking “for God’s sake just JFDI” I decided it was time to get involved and help out.


This is where JFDI (The Joint Film Development Initiative) 🙂 came from.  Instead of sitting back saying “I wish we knew how to” friends can now say “Jon we want to do this” and we have a framework and a structure to get started.


The idea is that we now have everything from script writing, scheduling, funding,  a pool of Actors and locations, Directors, Producers, pre and post-production and more.


The chance to get out there and start doing … hopefully the chance to make that dream come true – and at least have a lot of fun while we’re doing it!


So if you have an idea and you don’t know where to start, get in touch and lets get that screenplay written, the shoot scheduled and start to make a movie!


Rationalising the “brand”

Ok, so over the years I’ve always tried to get “jmorby” as my nic/handle … however I seem to have missed the boat slightly with the current social media craze and as a result I have a mixture of handles

I’ve now tried to rationalise things a little and as a result I now have the following handles


So now I just need to start building the followers …. Starting from 0 in Jan 2017


I’ve decided to start publishing my diary … whether or not you’ll find this stuff interesting is anyone’s guess, but do feed back and let me know!


Regular updates can be found online on YouTube at

File hashes

A good way to verify if a transferred file has not been corrupted during transfer to another computer is to use MD5 hash. What you do, is calculate the digital signature of the file on both sides, then compare the output. If they are the same, you are OK, if not, you need to transfer the file again.

Mac OS X, does not come with md5sum installed by default, but it comes with an equivalent tool that you can use instead. md5. To calculate the 128 bit MD5 hash of a file, run this command:

md5 [file.ext]

If you need the same output format that md5sum has, use this.

md5 -r [file.ext]

openssl also has a function to calculate md5 hash.

openssl md5 [file.ext]

That is all. You can now be sure that file you transferred via, ftp, http, or any other way is the same in both sides of path.