Tag Archives: nostalgia

Cosmo – Building A Watercooled PC (Part 1)

Lookin' for some hot stuff baby this evenin'. I need some hot stuff baby tonight. I want some hot stuff baby this evenin'. Gotta have some hot stuff. Gotta have some love tonight.

Mostly-irrationally, Dan decides that it’s time to build a new computer, and sets out to make a souped-up, liquid-cooled monster of a machine. This is the first part of that story. Continue reading

New Volunteers for Three Rings


Following their weekend in Jersey, Dan, Ruth and JTA went off to Malvern to train three new Three Rings volunteers. Dan gets nostalgic about the history of Three Rings. Continue reading

The Worst Joke I Ever Heard

An opened food tin.

After refusing to share it for over twenty years, Dan performs his first (and only) re-telling of the worst joke he ever heard. Continue reading

On This Day In 1999

In today’s On This Day, Dan looks back on bonfire night of 1999, the crushes of his younger years, and the excitement of a rambling adventure! Continue reading

Edinburgh 2012 – Day One (was: On The Fringe)

Dan goes with Ruth and JTA to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and is joined by Matt R. Continue reading

Three Parties

Matthew and Katherine cut the cake in the garden of the Quaker Meeting House.

After three consecutive weekends of parties, it’s no wonder than Dan’s so tired. Andy’s birthday, Earth’s Summer Party, and a wedding. Continue reading

Three Rings – Then And Now

Three Rings as it appeared about seven years ago.

Dan plugs the Three Rings blog, which recently published a post looking back on the technical changes to the Three Rings rota management system over the last ten years. Continue reading

Eurovision Spectacular 2012

2012 Eurovision Song Contest

Eurovision Night 2012 is on Saturday, and it’s time that we brought our disparate Eurovision Night Parties together via the power of the Internet. Let’s share the experience. Continue reading

On This Day In 2005


On this day in 2005, Dan received an unusual parcel. No, you’re not reading the same post twice… this is not a fault… just deja vu! Continue reading

On This Day In 2004


On this day in 2004, Dan finally handed in his dissertation on the subject of Three Rings. Since then, Three Rings has become the de facto standard for University Nightlines, and has also become the most popular rota management system for Samaritans branches and a variety of other helpline charities, too. Continue reading