About Daniel F. Dickinson

Daniel F. Dickinson’s personal professional website and blog

Mon Dec 28, 2020 08:58 PM EST · 3 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

Accessibility

Statement Daniel F. Dickinson makes his best effort to keep this site accessible and inclusive. If you find something that does not meet that goal, please use the contact form below to let him know....

Fri Oct 15, 2021 01:57 AM EDT · 1 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

accessibility

Thu Oct 14, 2021 08:39 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

Accessible Design: No "_blank"

Auto-opening links in a new tab/window breaks the back button and is unnecessary (because users have the ability to make that choice for themselves).

Thu Oct 14, 2021 08:39 PM EDT · 4 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

Alternate Views

Categories Tags Archive Index of All Pages Site RSS Feed

Fri Aug 20, 2021 06:26 AM EDT · 1 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Wooden Oware board with gray pebbles in starting position.

Ancient Games, Old Computers, and New Tech

A presentation about a member of the Mancala family of games known as Oware or Wari, with a look at an old Commodore 64 version as well as modern versions.

Thu Jul 29, 2021 09:27 PM EDT · 1 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

Archive

Fri Aug 20, 2021 10:42 AM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
12929 2008 Article 54 Fig1 HTML

Archive: Dating with Accelerators

(Undergrad): Using an Accelerator Mass Spectrometer to achieve very high accuracy radiocarbon dating with small samples.

Mon Mar 1, 2021 12:12 AM EST · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Illustration of a basic calculator

Archive: Rent or Own?

… that got me interested in the question, “How long before one reaches the break even point on the purchase of a residence compared to a lease?”

Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:41 PM EST · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

archives

Mon Mar 1, 2021 12:12 AM EST · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

archives

Mon Mar 1, 2021 12:12 AM EST · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Screenshot of playing 'Sherlock' by Everett Kaser Software

Archives: A Conversion From DocBook SGML 3.x

… was an interesting exercise as the original report was written in DocBook, but an older version (3.x; the SGML variant) than is readily available nowadays.

Wed Jul 29, 2020 09:28 AM EDT · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Four bay hard drive enclosure on a wooden desk

Backing Up is Hard to Do

I went all in with Windows/MS365 and discovered why I love Linux. Take, for example, the ‘backup story’:

Sun Nov 29, 2020 09:17 PM EST · 8 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

Backyard Pi Additional Pages

Supporting pages for a short talk / presentation about using the Raspberry Pi as a Public Backyard Camera

Wed Sep 22, 2021 09:53 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

Backyard Pi Google Drive

Copying backyard camera videos and pictures to a Google Drive using rclone

Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:46 PM EDT · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

Backyard Pi Onedrive

Copying backyard camera videos and pictures to a Microsoft OneDrive using rclone

Wed Sep 22, 2021 09:55 PM EDT · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

Blog

Daniel F. Dickinson’s personal professional blog

Wed Aug 25, 2021 10:55 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Robot arm playing chess

Board Game Winning AI

A presentation about how Artificial Intelligence can win at board games.

Fri Aug 20, 2021 04:03 PM EDT · 1 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

Categories

Thu Oct 14, 2021 08:39 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

cloud

Sat Jul 3, 2021 12:26 AM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
HSPL Email Inbound

Converting Emails: Merge & Purge

About the effort to unify, eliminate duplication, delete those older than my ‘data retention policy’, and organize the rest into yearly archives.

Wed Jan 13, 2021 03:34 PM EST · 7 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

Daniel F. Dickinson

Thu Oct 14, 2021 08:39 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

data

Wed Jan 13, 2021 03:34 PM EST · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

data-and-security

Wed Jan 13, 2021 03:34 PM EST · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

data-protection

Sun Nov 29, 2020 09:17 PM EST · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
12929 2008 Article 54 Fig1 HTML

Dating with Accelerators

Dating with accelerators uses the basic principles of radioactive dating and combines them with advanced isotope measurements to obtain very precise results from small samples. The principle measurement device is a modified mass spectrometer called an accelerator mass spectrometer (A.M.S.). This essay will cover the topics of radioactive dating, accelerator mass spectrometry, and how both of these work together to date materials.

Wed Oct 28, 1992 11:04 PM EST · 6 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

debug

Mon Mar 29, 2021 07:43 AM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

design

Thu Oct 14, 2021 08:39 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

design

Thu Oct 14, 2021 08:39 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

devel

Sun Jul 18, 2021 08:34 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

development

Sun Jul 18, 2021 08:34 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

Disambiguation

Like Daniel F. Dickinson https://d-f-d.com/ https://danieldickinson.me https://www.facebook.com/public/Daniel-Dickinson — I have deleted my Facebook account . https://www.hciequity.com/our-people/dan-dickinson/ — I’m only going to list the top hits; there are many 1000’s of ‘Daniel Dickinson’ matches....

Sat Feb 6, 2021 05:06 AM EST · 1 min · Daniel Dickinson - Admin

document-conversion

Wed Jul 29, 2020 09:28 AM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

embedded-systems

Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:24 AM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Color photograph of the Three Mile Island nuclear generating station, which suffered a partial meltdown in 1979. The reactors are in the smaller domes with rounded tops (the large smokestacks are just cooling towers).

Facebook "Meltdown"

If my feed was showing me what ‘engaged’ me why did I get fed up and leave?

Wed Feb 10, 2021 06:00 PM EST · 3 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

firmware

Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:24 AM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

frontend

Thu Oct 14, 2021 08:39 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

hosting

Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:46 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

hosting

Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:46 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Rebuilding of Tuwima Street 06,_Łódź July 2013

How Not to Rebuild a WordPress Site

I exported the site and then removed it, and created a new ‘wildtechgarden.ca’ instance with my hosting company, unfortunately…

Tue Mar 9, 2021 01:56 AM EST · 3 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Wild-haired Gene Wilder (playing Frankenstein) when the creature lives

Hugo Lives!

I’ve begun the process of killing off all my WordPress sites and replacing them with sites built using Hugo.

Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:51 AM EDT · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

infrastructure

Sat Jun 5, 2021 02:43 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

linux

Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:46 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

Local Web Server for Backyard Camera

Copying backyard camera videos and pictures to a remote web server using rclone

Wed Sep 22, 2021 07:19 PM EDT · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

mips

Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:24 AM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

network-effects

Wed Feb 10, 2021 06:00 PM EST · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
A fiddle lying down beside a glass of beer

No, I Have Not Sold My Soul, V2

This is true despite the fact that I am moving my websites away from OVHcloud and/or self-hosting, and I am making a shift to using Microsoft 365.

Sat Jul 3, 2021 12:26 AM EDT · 3 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

openwrt

Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:24 AM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Dramatized image of a Raspberry Pi connected the JTAG port of a Netgear router

OpenWrt Debrick

This is from about 2009, but apparently there are still occasionally people trying to find it.

Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:24 AM EDT · 1 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

opinion

Sat Aug 7, 2021 09:45 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

opinion

Sat Aug 7, 2021 09:45 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

paper

Mon Mar 1, 2021 12:12 AM EST · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

personal

Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:51 AM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

politics

Sat Jul 3, 2021 12:26 AM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

presentations

Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:46 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

presentations

Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:46 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

Privacy Policy

Who we are At the moment it is the ‘royal we’ and ‘I’ am Daniel F. Dickinson What personal data we collect and why we collect it Cookies The theme for this site uses ‘local storage’ in order to persist dark or light mode (theme) across visits, and you should read Netlify’s Privacy Policy to understand what the hosting company collects....

Sun Jan 17, 2021 02:02 PM EST · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Alert rabbit sitting in a backyard lawn (low resolution image)

Public Pi Backyard Camera

A short talk / presentation about using the Raspberry Pi as a Public Backyard Camera (e.g. live streamed or time lagged snapshots of a bird feeder).

Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:04 PM EDT · 3 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

raspberry-pi

Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:46 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Midland Copy Shoppe Logo passed through some artistic filters

Relaxation at the Midland Copy Shoppe

One of the lessons I’ve learned over the last few years is to relax and let others do what they do better than I.

Sat Aug 7, 2021 09:45 PM EDT · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

Remote Web Server for Backyard Camera

Copying backyard camera videos and pictures to a local web server using rclone

Wed Sep 22, 2021 07:19 PM EDT · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

router

Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:24 AM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

site-news

Sat Jul 3, 2021 12:26 AM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

site-news

Sat Jul 3, 2021 12:26 AM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

Streaming From Pi Backyard Camera

Streaming from a Raspberry Pi as a backyard public camera

Wed Sep 22, 2021 05:03 PM EDT · 24 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

sysadmin-devops

Sat Jun 5, 2021 02:43 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

system-administration

Sat Jun 5, 2021 02:43 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

Tags

Thu Oct 14, 2021 08:39 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

teamwork

Sat Aug 7, 2021 09:45 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

technology

Thu Oct 14, 2021 08:39 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Picture of an island in a 'bowl' view

Terraforming OVH Is Not Paradise

Using Terraform with OVHcloud, I hit issues that affect both OVH API and OpenStack API. There are ‘Resource Not Found’ issues…

Sat Jun 5, 2021 02:43 PM EDT · 3 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Elcaset tape (DUAD LC-60)

The Problem with Thin (Pools & Volumes)

Linux LVM thin pools and volumes initially seem to be a great way maximize the use of hard drive space, but …

Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:21 PM EST · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

theme

Sun Jul 18, 2021 08:34 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

theory

Fri Aug 20, 2021 04:03 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

theory

Mon Mar 1, 2021 12:12 AM EST · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
An ultramodern graphic of monitors with vertical binary codes, a translucent globe with glowing binary digits, and a metropolitan skyline at dusk.

Too Much Web, Not Enough Design

It seems I’m doing more front-end web work than is ideal these days. I say that because I tend to prefer technical aspects of web development…

Sun Jul 18, 2021 08:34 PM EDT · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

Upload and Serve Captures From Pi Backyard Camera

Uploading and serving image and video captures from a Raspberry Pi as a backyard public camera

Wed Sep 22, 2021 04:51 PM EDT · 23 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
An ultramodern graphic of monitors with vertical binary codes, a translucent globe with glowing binary digits, and a metropolitan skyline at dusk.

Web Design After All

I’ve ended up doing some frontend web design after all, and have also enjoyed working with the Hugo static website generator.

Mon Mar 29, 2021 07:43 AM EDT · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

windows

Sun Nov 29, 2020 09:17 PM EST · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

windows-and-linux

Sun Nov 29, 2020 09:17 PM EST · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson