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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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