Shifting into Automattic
Dan announces his upcoming departure from the Bodleian Libraries and looks forward to working with Automattic.
Dan explains how he produces content for the Web, and his blog's place in the ecosystem of the places his…
Dan and Ruth celebrate their 12th anniversary by cycling across Scotland.
I Don't Watch YouTube (Like You Watch YouTube)
A recent YouTube video by Veritasium helped Dan understand some of the quirks of YouTube's algorithms. Why hadn't he understood…
BBC News... without the sport
A lightweight Ruby program to republish the BBC News RSS feed... but without the sports articles.
Blogging with semantic insertions and deletions
Adapting your CSS can make semantically-enhanced / modifications to a blog post clearer to readers.
What can board game strategy tell us about the future of the car wash?
Factory Manager is one of Dan's favourite board games. Can it explain why there's no longer a car wash at…
Dan Q’s been blogging since the 1990s, mostly about his life, technology, programming, relationships, magic, and games.
He lives in Oxford, UK with his partner and her husband in a polyamorous V-shaped thingy, and their two children. Alongside freelance development, he works for the University of Oxford and volunteers with Three Rings. He sometimes finds time for geo*ing.
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