Monthly Archives: September 2011

QR Codes of the Bodleian


For the Bodleian Libraries’ latest exhibition, Treasures of the Bodleian, Dan’s produced some unusual QR codes to sit alongside the exhibits. Continue reading

The Queen’s Passport


Inside the front cover of Dan’s passport is a note from the Queen, demanding that he be allowed to travel freely in her name. But what’s written inside the Queen’s passport? And where do these little booklets come from to begin with? Continue reading



For a few months now, Dan’s been suffering from what his doctor is diagnosing this week as cluster headaches. Whether or not she’s right, it’s certainly pretty shit. Continue reading

A Vintage Murder


Dan reviews the Earthlings’ last Murder Mystery Night, a quiet affair entitled A Vintage Murder. Continue reading



Dan discovers a vinyard whose name makes it sound like it was something he came up with. Continue reading

Open-Source Shaving, part 2


Two years ago, Dan wrote about his journey from electric shavers (via disposable razors and a cartridge razor) to a traditional safety razor, and how it was a great decision. Now, that journey continues with an exploration of a single-blade safety razor and a shavette, and a look at a razor blade honing tool. Continue reading

The Back Button


After reading about Torsion Pendulum Clocks on Wikipedia, Dan asks the immortal question of any Wikipedia-surfer: “how did I get here?” It’s time… for the Back Button! Continue reading