• Solar Power, part 2

    12 May, 2015

    Last year, Dan had solar panels installed on his roof. Four months on, he takes a look at how much money they're saving (and generating) for him and his tribe.

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  • EEBO-TCP Hackathon

    22 April, 2015

    Last month, Dan attended the EEBO-TCP hackathon, and worked alongside humanities researchers to collaborate on software that extracted previously unexplored data out of 25,000 recently-digitised 15th-17th century texts.

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  • Greg, Marc, Blair and Dom, as depicted in Greg's 2007 blog post.

    Squiz CMS Easter Eggs (or: why do I keep seeing Greg’s name in my CAPTCHA?)

    27 March, 2015

    When using the Squiz CMS, Dan noticed that his CAPTCHA kept containing the same patterns of letters. These turned out to be the names of early developers on the system, which in turn lead Dan to uncover Easter Eggs in the software that have been deliberately concealed by their authors.

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  • Too Many Cards

    4 March, 2015

    This week, Dan performed a magic trick (via webcam) for some friends in an exclusive part of Reddit. And then he thought he should share it with you, too.

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  • From bottom to top: potato waffle, cheese, potato waffle, egg, tomato ketchup.

    Health. Food.

    12 February, 2015

    You can tell when Dan's recovering from illness, because he starts craving the most otherwise-disgusting foodstuffs. Here's a recipe...

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  • La Chapelle Notre-Dame des Neiges, near Montagny, as seen across the valley from La Nouvaz

    The Right Place At The Right Time

    6 February, 2015

    While hunting for an Alpine geocache, Dan discovers two lost hikers and rescues them from a blizzard.

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  • Three checkboxes -


    13 December, 2014

    Where organisations that have no reason to discriminate based on gender ask for Dan's title, he usually gives Mx. Or, if that's not an option, something even more unusual...

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  • Solar panels on our roof.

    Solar Power, part 1

    8 December, 2014

    Solar power is awesome. That's why Dan looked at the roof of the house he co-owns with Ruth and JTA and said, "You know what this needs - solar panels."

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