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Dan Q’s been blogging since the 1990s, mostly about his life, technology, programming, relationships, hacking, and games.

He lives in Oxford, UK with his partner and her husband in a polyamorous V-shaped thingy, and their two children. Until he finds something that rhymes better, he describes himself as a magician Automattician on a geoposition-mission.

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  • 1,916 articles: long-form blog posts, since August 1998 (but with some backdated as far as October 1982!)
  • 165 notes: short, “tweet-like” posts, since March 2014
  • 1,217 reposts: other people’s content you should see, since July 2003
  • 885 checkins: geotagged content, typically resulting from Dan’s GNSS gaming, since January 2010
  • 97 videos: watch them with your eyes here (or, where available, syndicated to YouTube/QTube), since March 2001
  • 170 reviews: products, services, and businesses Dan likes (or doesn’t!) since April 2003
  • 5 comics: a handful of comics, mostly the few surviving archives from Dan & Alex, since March 2006
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Recent notes, reposts, checkins, videos, and reviews

  • Tesco Abingdon's phone menu system is diabolical, Dan discovers.
  • Xday Dinner on a Yday???
  • Today is "superhero day" for nursery/reception, so I continued my effort to straddle the line between being a fun #parent and an embarassing parent line by dropping the kids off like this...
  • Dan overengineers a geocache... so it looks like a sign!
  • GB number plate sticker no longer valid abroad
  • GC944X7
    (found it)
  • GC93YF2
    (found it)
  • GC93W4C
    (found it)
  • What's wrong with what3words?
  • GC6H7HD
    (found it)
  • GC6H7JG
    (found it)
  • Chrome is the new Safari. And so are Edge and Firefox.
  • GC6FD6N
    (found it)
  • GC93T66
    (found it)
  • When do I #blog? A breakdown of my top four #indieweb content types - articles, reposts, checkins and notes - by month.
  • GC6H7G2
    (found it)
  • GC98N4G
    (found it)
  • GC2549F
    (found it)
  • GC9FJ8P
    (found it)
  • GC6WAB0
    (found it)
  • GC7ZN91
    (found it)
  • GC2AJW0
    (didn't find it)
  • GC2AJVT
    (didn't find it)
  • GC2Y9J9
    (found it)
  • GC7JRT4
    (found it)
  • GC2Y9HV
    (found it)
  • GC8K8MH
    (found it)
  • GC7G8CQ
    (found it)
  • GC6WMEW
    (found it)
  • Geohashing expedition 2021-08-29 54 -2
  • GC2X86M
    (found it)
  • GC1TPWV
    (found it)
  • GC8TN3Z
    (found it)
  • GC1TPV3
    (found it)
  • GC1TPTP
    (write note)
  • GC7XEYY
    (found it)