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The C Shore

About The C Shore

Introduction to The C Shore (Daniel Dickinson's Web Portal)

About The C Shore

[Headshot of Daniel F.
Dickinson in an home office]
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 well (not counting assembler, which too low level to really be a language, nor BASIC which was more of a training language -- even though one could write useful programs with it). The code is scattered among various open source and proprietary projects. A number of open source projects to which I contribute can be seen at cshoredaniel on GitHub, including the theme I've created for this site using Hugo. You can see the theme at the dummy site for new-oldnew-mashup. You can also browse a history of the versions of this website (not always at the same address) by viewing The Old C Shore

For some history of public projects I’ve worked you can look at the cshore-history ‘organization’ on GitHub.

I’ve had quite an interesting (read challenging) life and managed to do some pretty good work despite all of that. I plan to find a way to incorporate my struggles with mental illness into this site, although I am mostly focused on things like firmware development, web development, work history, and the various professional and hobby things that are what far too many folks see as the only things that make a person’s life valuable or matter. This isn’t a standard portfolio site, but will show my work, and contrast that with how thinking goes awry when a major mental illness develops, and one has not yet found the right medical treatment combined with therapy to overcome the difficulties due to a neurobiological disorder.

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

Currently I’m learning new skills in web development and am working on some interesting firmware and admin projects on my hobby / personal sysadmin roster as part of getting back on track after illness. I seem to be making a good recovery, and I’m hoping that in the medium term I can launch a successful company creating a unique device that will help those concerned about their privacy but want the benefits of ‘the cloud’.