Automatticians seem to really believe in their creed. Is Dan's employer a cult? Let's try to work it out...
Getting Twitter Avatars (without the Twitter API)
Twitter's API sucks so hard that Dan resorts to screen-scraping for avatar images rather than bothering to use it "properly".
Ireland and the UK Aren't In The Same Timezone!
Dan is surprised to find that Ireland isn't actually in the same timezone as the UK, and looks into how…
Spy's Guidebook Reborn
When his 7-year-old asks Dan to print some crib from Usborne's Spy's Guidebook, he goes one step further and reimplements…
Twinebook - Printable Interactive Fiction
Twinebook lets you use Twine to make printable adventure gamebooks. Is there mileage in expanding on the prototype, Dan wonders?
The Ballad of John Crawford
Dan and his friends play a second game of Dialect, this time as a criminal gang on Portsmouth docks.
Hey ONS: This Is Not A Mistake
Last census, Dan and his family had to fill the paper version to work-around monogamy-centric validations on the digital versions.…
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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