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 · 1 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

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/or self-hosting, including a shift to using Microsoft 365. Some of you will never believe that and not accept what I have to say about it, but for me it’s the right decision. Some think of proprietary companies as akin to ‘the devil’ or some global conspiracy, but the reality is that the reason open source and non-profit companies are not what provide most services for most people is that people don’t put their money where their mouth is....

Thu Jul 1, 2021 · 3 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. Aside from that I’m not writing too much here at the moment, because I’ve not exactly been at my best mood wise, and mostly I’d just whine. It’s bad enough that my crankiness was sufficient to write a rather negative post about a Town of Midland (and Noth Simcoe) Community Well-Being and Safety Plan including a letter to the editor on MidlandToday....

Thu Jun 10, 2021 · 2 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

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 . I’m doing this because I’ve had various issues with WordPress that look like the data has gotten into a bad state. In addition, it’s a lot easier for me to edit and manage my site offline and upload it than the WordPress system of editing in the web browser. Since I’m dong this, I’m doing weeding and trimming of the site as well, so you may notice some posts are not longer available, and that others have had a bit of refreshing / clean up....

Wed Apr 21, 2021 · 1 min · Daniel F. Dickinson

Moved 'professional' away — This is personal

I’ve moved my “professional / technical” content to https://www.wildtechgarden.ca. This site will remain my personal website. You may observe that there a number of other changes to the site, not the least of which is a ‘less formal’ font and theme for the site (for now at least). I’ve decided the theme I’ve been designing is really still too experimental and needs to be relegated to test mode while I pick away at it....

Sun Jul 26, 2020 · 1 min · Daniel F. Dickinson