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A Design Less Funky

If you’ve been here before, you have probably noticed that I’ve switched to a less off-the-wall design.

Tue Jul 27, 2021 07:58 PM EDT · 1 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
A screenshot of a web page with buttons and a table, in an blue/aqua colour scheme

A Little Aqua

I think the ‘silly little’ style I create for more pleasant testing of a debug theme for Hugo turned out being a not bad aqua/blue theme.

Fri Apr 2, 2021 04:36 PM EDT · 1 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

A Small Fix in Silence

At the reminder of a friend I added the date of the posts to the post listing, and some personal notes.

Thu Jun 10, 2021 08:15 PM EDT · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
An unusually shaped mirror reflecting an apparently empty room

A Vexing Question

It not “mirror, mirror on the wall” but the “sound of silence”. Have I annoyed the folks at Town Hall too much, or are they just busy?

Fri Feb 12, 2021 07:14 PM EST · 3 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

About

This is my personal site, with my concerns, opinions, creative ‘stuff’, and all that jazz.

Sat Feb 6, 2021 01:25 AM EST · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Picture of young adults lined at, walking by, and sitting near the Trasheteria in Guelph, Ontario

About the Trash

A ‘heavy atmosphere’ poem about looking for love in a counter-culture bar.

Thu Mar 9, 1995 11:26 AM EST · 1 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. Goals Over time the intent is move the images (at least) on this site to a ‘Universal Design’ principle instead of using well-meant tools that create different experiences for users facing barriers versus those who are not1....

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

accessibility

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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
Abstract graphic of a network of people (collaboration)

And We All Get Together

Of course, I’m talking about collaborating virtually on the design of a website theme, not a gathering …

Tue Aug 10, 2021 03:47 AM EDT · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

Archive

Thu Aug 19, 2021 01:07 AM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

archives

Tue Feb 8, 2005 04:23 AM EST · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

art

Fri Apr 2, 2021 04:36 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

Blog

We’ve got to get off this rock before we blow it up or cause it to go Venus!*

Tue Aug 10, 2021 03:04 AM EDT · 1 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

business

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Categories

Fri Sep 24, 2021 09:14 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

cloud

Thu Jul 1, 2021 07:13 AM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

communication

Fri Feb 12, 2021 07:14 PM EST · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
A small painting with a computer in shades of purple in the foreground and blue background, in a conceptual style

Computer Art

Hah! I bet you were expecting me to have to be posting about computer-generated art, not art I’ve created with a computer as the subject!

Thu Jan 14, 2021 09:41 PM EST · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Wooden Oware board with polished gray pebbles as counters.

Counting Myself In

I have taken steps to ‘count myself in’ at the MPL MakerPlace, rather than being stuck on the idea that I have included myself out.

Mon Jul 19, 2021 06:17 AM EDT · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Three views (right, left, and front) of a clean-shaven Caucasian male with short hair

Covid Cut - Day 1

The day I cut my own hair out of ‘covid desperation’

Tue Dec 22, 2020 08:54 PM EST · 1 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Three panels of a late 40's Caucasian male with short hair, looking left, right, and front

Covid Cut - Day 14

The fourteenth day since I cut my own hair due to Covid restrictions and the hair being way too long.

Tue Jan 5, 2021 08:32 PM EST · 1 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
A Daniel Dickinson (not me) on a couch and holding a saxaphone. A much more musical person with the same name! Visit [Dan Dickinson Music](https://dandickinsonmusic.com) if you want to know about him.

A Daniel Dickinson (not me) on a couch and holding a saxaphone. A much more musical person with the same name! Visit Dan Dickinson Music if you want to know about him.

Covid Project Blues

Sadly this is not a post about a Blues music project during the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s just me whining about something unusual for me: boredom.

Wed Jan 6, 2021 09:36 PM EST · 1 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

covid-19

Sun Aug 29, 2021 04:00 AM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

creative

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creative

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crime

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design

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Disambiguation

To avoid confusion, here is a list of sites that are not ‘us’ and with whom ‘we’ have no affiliation, but have a similar name.

Sat Feb 6, 2021 05:46 AM EST · 1 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

essays

Wed Mar 5, 2003 11:42 AM EST · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

fame

Wed Mar 5, 2003 11:42 AM EST · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

family

Mon Dec 21, 2020 09:39 PM EST · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Image of a man in a long coat with a walking staff some distance from a watching woman

Foolishness

A silly little poem of loss and longing from the archives.

Mon Oct 31, 1994 07:48 AM EST · 1 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

groups

Fri May 14, 2021 05:03 AM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

health

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hosting

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hosting

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Grayscale photo of man standing outside the building

Photo by Agostino Toselli from Pexels

Including Yourself Out

For mental health that you need to remember to take care of yourself, not just others, which explains the frustration I expressed in a previous post.

Fri May 14, 2021 05:03 AM EDT · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

inclusivity

Mon Jul 19, 2021 06:17 AM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

local

Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:24 AM EST · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Photo of leather working tools and ear protection, a worked piece of leather in a clamp, and rolls of leather

Local Artisan Supporting Mental Health

A local artisan who makes handmade leather products, and has a mental health blog, presented on their work at the Midland Public Library MakerPlace.

Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:24 AM EST · 1 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

maker

Mon Jul 19, 2021 06:17 AM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

mental-health

Fri Sep 24, 2021 09:14 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

mental-health

Fri Sep 24, 2021 09:14 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

misc

Tue Jan 5, 2021 08:32 PM EST · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Person talking into a tin can with a string

Moved 'professional' — This is personal

I’ve moved my “professional / technical” content. This site will remain my personal website.

Sun Jul 26, 2020 01:44 PM EDT · 1 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
photo of a wave during a tsunami

My Bowels, Like Water

A poem and discussion of the problem of lactose intolerance and lack of ingredients lists with online grocery shopping.

Tue Feb 2, 2021 10:00 PM EST · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
A fiddle lying down beside a glass of beer

No, I Have Not Sold My Soul

This is true despite the fact that I am moving my websites (including this one) away from OVHcloud and includes a shift to using Microsoft 365.

Thu Jul 1, 2021 07:13 AM EDT · 3 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

Not Down for the Count

Well it seems I was down but not out. I’m getting back up and getting ready to continue the round. I’m stubborn that way…

Sun Mar 7, 2021 06:40 AM EST · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Photo of grass growing through cracks between stones

Not So Indefatigable

I may sometimes seem like I “keep on ticking” no matter what happens. This is as much acting that way in order to try to make it reality…

Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:50 PM EST · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
A picture of sun shining weakly through fog behind a silhouette of a tree and a park bench

November

A melancholy poem based on late fall and depression.

Sat Nov 19, 1994 11:21 AM EST · 1 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

opinion

Fri Sep 24, 2021 09:14 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

opinion

Sun Aug 29, 2021 04:00 AM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

paper

Tue Feb 8, 2005 04:23 AM EST · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Illustration of an uneven frame, with a single electric barbed wire in front of it, around a impression of trees.

Person Imperfect

A poem and comments on being imperfect and managing feelings about that.

Sun Feb 21, 2021 01:29 AM EST · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

personal

Fri Sep 24, 2021 09:14 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Silhouette of a man in fog

Personal(ity) Minority

More interesting to me is that only 3-5 percent match the INTP personality, explaining why I feel like ‘the odd one out’ in local gatherings.

Fri Jan 22, 2021 03:22 PM EST · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

photography

Tue Mar 9, 2021 10:36 AM EST · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

photography

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poetry

Tue Feb 2, 2021 10:00 PM EST · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

poetry

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politics

Sun Aug 29, 2021 04:00 AM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

politics

Sun Aug 29, 2021 04:00 AM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

Princes and Madmen

Fri Sep 24, 2021 09:14 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Young Caucasian man dressed as a strange pirate, Halloween 1998. Image has been 'clothified'

Princes and Madmen

A strange idea came to me in conversation the other day, namely that my schizophrenia helps me understand what it must be like to be Prince William.

Wed Mar 5, 2003 11:42 AM EST · 3 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

privacy

Mon Dec 21, 2020 09:39 PM EST · 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. Embedded content from other websites Articles on this site may include embedded content (e....

Sun Jan 17, 2021 02:02 PM EST · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Illustration of a silhoutte of the sign of a head with puzzle pieces removed from the brain casing and floating at the back of head.

Schizophrenia Talk

A fairly comprehensive talk I wrote about my experience with schizophrenia for a ‘CMHA Consumer Conference’ in 2005.

Tue Feb 8, 2005 04:23 AM EST · 16 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
impression of the top of a man with bottom half being a DNA double helix

Single is Great Except Biology Hates Me

I’ve been single most of my life except for a brief disastrous marriage and am currently single and happy except that biology hates me.

Fri Sep 24, 2021 09:14 PM EDT · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

site-news

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site-news

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social

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Tags

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technology

Thu Jul 1, 2021 07:13 AM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Woman in a suit holding a large smiley (white background) in front of her face

The "Everything's Fine" Mask

Poem about the mask we wear when depressed.

Wed Feb 21, 2001 11:36 AM EST · 1 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
PACIFIC OCEAN (June 19, 2012) Suspected drug smugglers raise their hands above their heads after the engines of their fleeing boat were disabled by a U.S. Coast Guard gunner firing from a helicopter deployed from the guided-missile frigate USS Nicholas (FFG 47). Nicholas, with an embarked U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment, was on patrol in the region as part of Operation Martillo, a U.S., European, and western hemisphere partner nation effort targeting illicit trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. (U.S. Navy photo/Released) 120619-N-ZZ999-005

PACIFIC OCEAN (June 19, 2012) Suspected drug smugglers raise their hands above their heads after the engines of their fleeing boat were disabled by a U.S. Coast Guard gunner firing from a helicopter deployed from the guided-missile frigate USS Nicholas (FFG 47). Nicholas, with an embarked U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment, was on patrol in the region as part of Operation Martillo, a U.S., European, and western hemisphere partner nation effort targeting illicit trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. (U.S. Navy photo/Released) 120619-N-ZZ999-005

The Colombian Drug Cartel

A high school essay from 30 years ago about a particular drug cartel – long before the modern opioid crisis.

Mon Apr 6, 1992 07:58 AM EDT · 7 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Black queen chess piece standing beside fallen white king chess piece

Photo by George Becker from Pexels

The Site Is Dead, Long Live The Site

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

Wed Apr 21, 2021 02:42 PM EDT · 1 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
An empty room with green walls, white ceiling, and an open window.

Thoughts on a New Room

Poem about moving into a new personal space.

Thu Sep 15, 1994 10:52 AM EDT · 1 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Photo of the icebreaker 'Griffon' framed by tops of closer trees in foreground with lighting adjusted to improve visibility

Through a Glass, Brightly

So, a little amateur photography of the icebreaker ‘Griffon’ through the window in my room

Tue Mar 9, 2021 10:36 AM EST · 1 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

Tired of Not Having Skills to Stop the Hate

Theoretically I know that it’s not all on me, but I’m still tired of my lack of skills for damping down the hate that is destroying us.

Sun Aug 29, 2021 04:00 AM EDT · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Black and white photo of a woman's hand with a paper cutout of a broken heart on top of the back of her palm.

Twice

Poem about best friends who weren’t

Sun Nov 27, 1994 11:14 AM EST · 1 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Puffy person figures in a tug of ware from'inside' (virtually) a laptop and on the laptop keyboard and touchpad, and a lone figure carrying a network cable like a firehose.

Virtual Reality: The Potentials and the Pitfalls

I’ve pulled out an almost thirty year old essay about ‘virtual reality’ from my high school years

Mon Apr 6, 1992 04:41 AM EDT · 7 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

web design

Fri Apr 2, 2021 04:36 PM EDT · 0 min · Daniel F. Dickinson
Silhouette of a woman's head

Why This Blog Doesn't Cover Family

I don’t generally like discussing personal details of other people’s lives in a public forum.

Mon Dec 21, 2020 09:39 PM EST · 1 min · Daniel F. Dickinson