Perran's Home Page
These are the pages of Perran (in real life known as Daniel F. Dickinson). They are an attempt to go where only one man (myself) has gone before (that is, my world). They've got religion, will have politics and philosophy,
but in keeping with my major (Computer Science, which I take at the University of Guelph), they mostly have computer related topics.
Actually that's not really true when I think about it. These pages probably have more personal information than anything else, including my portfolio of essays and other projects I have done for school. Unfortunately it doesn't include the largest school project I did which was a C based database system written for the major programming course at my university. It also doesn't include the project I have been working on at C & I Technologies because it is their intellectual property not mine. (Which is fair enough IMNSHO).
At present the computer pages I have are only a few technical documents I have written including two how-to guides that I wrote when I was a Teaching Assistant at the University of Guelph. I also have done up a web page with the specs on some 486 machines (a few which
were given to me) which were rescued by friends of mine.
I found and listed the specs so that we could get the machines into
useful shape, and to have a template for the pages I want to make of all the computers I maintain, and as I build new systems for family or friends. With all the systems I have and intend to build I will havea veritable computer zoo.
I've been enjoying designing these pages, and have working on other
web pages at C & I Technologies Inc. were I work as a programmer and web page designer (more programmer than web page designer). I think the best web site I have done so far is the one, but before that it was the one for Guelph City Realty Limited. A work in progress is C & I Technologies Inc (and my personal pages always need more work, even if they are currently better than any others I have done to date).
For information about me check out my bio. My personal life collides with my
professional life as I work with computers for fun and profit. For
example, see my computer zoo (no photos as of yet).
Other things I do include roleplaying (see
here for all the characters which I currently have in machine-readable formats).
and reading science fiction and fantasy novels. I am the past president of
FLASH (the University of Guelph's club for Fantasy, Literature, Anime, Science
Fiction, and Horror).
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