Board Game Winning AI

Robot arm playing chess

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

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

Relaxation at the Midland Copy Shoppe

Midland Copy Shoppe Logo passed through some artistic filters

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

Ancient Games, Old Computers, and New Tech

Wooden Oware board with gray pebbles in starting position.

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

Too Much Web, Not Enough Design

An ultramodern graphic of monitors with vertical binary codes, a translucent globe with glowing binary digits, and a metropolitan skyline at dusk.

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

No, I Have Not Sold My Soul, V2

A fiddle lying down beside a glass of beer

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

Terraforming OVH Is Not Paradise

Picture of an island in a 'bowl' view

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

Hugo Lives!

Wild-haired Gene Wilder (playing Frankenstein) when the creature 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

Web Design After All

An ultramodern graphic of monitors with vertical binary codes, a translucent globe with glowing binary digits, and a metropolitan skyline at dusk.

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

How Not to Rebuild a WordPress Site

Rebuilding of Tuwima Street 06,_Łódź July 2013

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

Archive: Dating with Accelerators

12929 2008 Article 54 Fig1 HTML

(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