From Synergy to Barrier
Disenchanted by a lack of platform support, Dan switches from Synergy to its fork, open-source competitor Barrier.
Making an RSS feed of YOURLS shortlinks
After switching his personal shortlinks from S.2 to YOURLS, Dan dusts off his XSLT experience to make himself an RSS…
Can I use HTTP Basic Auth in URLs?
Dan dives into HTTP Basic Authentication, its history, and how modern browsers support it, with a focus on URL-based credential…
Get Lost on the Web
Dan looks at phallic buildings, researches baby monitors, and gets nostalgic for the diverse Web of yesteryear.
Quickly Solving Jigidi Puzzles
Forced with a digital jigsaw puzzle to unlock the location of a geocache... Dan resorts to hacking.
Heatmapping my Movements
Leveraging a decade of past GPS data, Dan draws heatmaps of his movements around Oxfordshire.
Holidays in the Age of COVID
Dan takes a three-week block off work and does many, many things with his family.
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.
On this day in 2014...
A tumblr exclusively for photographs of fries. Daily posts going back for ages.
Get the full experience: read all of Dan’s –
- 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
- Everything at once: it’ll take about 3.66 days to read all 1,054,545 words, so pace yourself
- Or subscribe to get updates as-they-happen