About Dan

Dan in 2017.

My name is Dan Dickinson. In an attempt to disambiguate myself from other Dan Dickinsons (of which there are quite a few), here are some facts for which I believe I am unique:

  • I am thirty-seven years old, and have spent over twenty of those years with a web presence.
  • I live in Jersey City, NJ, with my wife and my cat. I grew up around Ithaca, but have lived in the NYC area since 2003.
  • I am the Associate Director of Web Communications for Weill Cornell Medicine. I have been with Weill Cornell since 2004 in a wide range of capacities. Previously, I was briefly a fixture at Freeverse Software.
  • I am a soccer enthusiast and retired sports journalist. I wrote for Gothamist, focusing on the NYC soccer scene. I also helped moderate /r/MLS, an MLS-focused subreddit, for four years.
  • I am a Cornell graduate, Class of ’02.
  • I am generally found online under the handle “Remy”, which I started using in 1993. This has lead to a lot of confusion.
  • My writing became briefly widely read in 2004 when I wrote a number of tutorials for Quicksilver, a popular OS X utility. Articles about the tool I authored have been published by O’Reilly and IDG. A book was in the works, but did not come to be.
  • From 2004 to 2009, I ran a gaming community website called VJ Army, as well as its sister site, Pop’n Navy. The sites specialized in score tracking for Konami’s beatmania IIDX and Pop’n Music music game series, respectively.
  • Relatedly, from 2004 to 2014, I ran a MediaWiki dedicated to music game information, called RemyWiki.

About This Site

While I have had a web presence in some capacity since 1995, I began writing in a time-ordered format in 2000. The mass of content that cover the years of my life since live on through this site, despite repeat migration between hosting companies, domain names, and blog platforms. As such, earlier posts may reference functionality that no longer exists or content that is no longer available.

It seems unnecessary to mention it, but all the opinions on this site are mine. They do not reflect the views of my employer, outlets I write for, my friends, my wife, or even my cat.

The site is built on WordPress. Comments are powered by Disqus.

Comments submitted by readers may be removed or edited at my sole discretion. Posts automatically close to new comments two years after publishing (in theory).


The name Primary Vivid Weblog is a reference to Konami’s beatmania IIDX 6th Style, which was subtitled “The Primary Vivid IIDX”.

The domain name vjarmy.com is in reference to a song of the same name.

The site quote of Struggling with the dark and responding to the light is adapted from Bill Drummond’s project, the17.

Contacting Dan

I am accessible through a number of social networks, which you can find links to in the “Elsewhere” menu in the sidebar.

Struggling with the dark and responding to the light.