My First MP3
Dan ripped his first MP3 file back in 1995. Where could it be now? He'd recognise it if he found…
XPath Scraping with FreshRSS
The latest version of FreshRSS's killer feature is XPath scraping. Dan demonstrates how to use it.
After keeping it at bay for years, Dan finally catches Covid and it makes his brain go wonky.
.well-known/links in WordPress
Dan implements a WordPress plugin to support Jim Nielsen's proposal for .well-known/links.
Beating Children at Mastermind
Sick of losing Mastermind to his kids, Dan cheats by implementing a brute-force solver he can run on his phone.
He's not a "dog person", but Dan's learned to love one dog in particular.
Milk and Mail Notifications with Flic 2 Buttons
Dan deploys Flic 2 "smart buttons" to remind him to read his post and bring the milk in.
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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