About

Daniel Dickinson (caucasian male) wearing glass and looking straight out the photo

If you are technical you might wonder where the C code is, given the name of this site. Non-techies may just be wondering why the name of the site. I (Daniel Dickinson) chose the name because C is the first ‘real’ programming language I learned.

This site, however is not (much) about my code or professional life ­— for that see https://www.danielfdickinson.ca. This is my personal site, with my concerns, opinions, creative ‘stuff’, and all that jazz.

I’ve had quite an interesting (read challenging) life and managed to do some pretty good work despite all of that. On this site, however, I am mostly focused on topics that are either personal or political, rather than ‘real work’ like firmware development, web development, work history, and the various professional and hobby activities that are what far too many folks see as the only things that make a person’s life valuable or make a person’s life matter.

I like to think of myself as an early digital native (since the 80’s, while I was in public school). I had the opportunity to work with Commodore 64’s in Grades 6 to 8 and was working on an exotic assembly language program before I was in Grade 9. This passion for technology is one of the reasons I am happy the Midland Public Library now has the MakerPlace.

I hope you enjoy browsing around this site, for the little bit that is currently here (more will be added from the archives as well as new nonsense as time goes on).


‘C’ is a programming language invented by Kernigan & Ritchie