As you can tell, this site is not about my code or professional life—for that see https://www.wildtechgarden.ca along with https://www.danielfdickinson.ca. This is my personal political site, with my (mostly) political concerns and opinion, and I can be far too opinionated at times. Nonetheless, I do try to listen to others and evaluate whether I might be wrong, when having a reasonable discussion with someone. If what you are looking for is my creative and mental health site you want https://www.princesandmadmen.ca.
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 and political or opinion, 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 80s, 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 insights (or lack thereof) offered along with lots opining, and even oddities like recipes mixed with politics .
And a final note: this site was originally named for the fact that the first real programming language I learned was called ‘C’, and coding is a big part of my life, and had taken to using ‘cshore’ as an online username. Nowadays it’s just convenient given that I live on the shores of Georgian Bay. It’s not technically the sea, but it is a significant body of water.