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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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  • 1,971 articles: long-form blog posts, since August 1998 (but with some backdated as far as October 1982!)
  • 189 notes: short, “tweet-like” posts, since March 2014
  • 1,238 reposts: other people’s content you should see, since July 2003
  • 1,018 checkins: geotagged content, typically resulting from Dan’s GNSS gaming, since January 2010
  • 101 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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