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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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