Evolving Computer Words: "GIF"
People think of GIFs as animations for the Web, but that's only a fraction of their story.
Evolving Computer Words: "Broadband"
Dan continues to examine words whose popular meaning have diverged from their technical definition; today, he looks at "broadband".
Evolving Computer Words: "Virus"
Of all the computer words that have diverged from their original meaning, "virus" has perhaps diverged the furthest. Dan explains…
Without The Bod
Dan celebrates his final day at the Bodleian with drinking, games, and rap music.
Dan proposes a more complexity-efficient alternative to the Fisher-Yates shuffling algorithm. And it's silly.
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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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