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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

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

On This Day in 2040

On this day in 2040, Dan built the Internet Time Portal, and – connecting backwards in time through the Internet – made this one-of-a-kind blog post. Wait, what? Continue reading

On This Day In 2011


As part of the On This Day series, Dan looks back over the last year that he’s been running FreeDeedPoll.org.uk, a service that makes it easy and painless for British citizens to change their name (and have that name legally-recognised) Continue reading

On This Day In 1999


It’s 12 years to the day since Dan first downloaded a copy of The Matrix, whose massive 1.4GB bulk ate up virtually all of his spare hard drive space. How quickly these things become obsolete. Continue reading

On This Day In 2003


Dan looks back on the very first time he juggled flaming clubs, and wraps this up in the story of how he learned to juggle in the first place. Continue reading

On This Day In 2003


Today is the ninth birthday of Dan’s blog on scatmania.org. Okay, okay, so he’s actually been blogging in some form or another for almost four years longer than this, but it’s still cool, however you look at it. Continue reading

On This Day in 2002 (New Job!)

Dan looks back to 2002, when he began working for SmartData. Now, nine years on, he’s planning to move on to his next job, with the Bodleian Libraries in Oxford! Continue reading

On This Day In 2004

Dan looks back to six years ago, when he and Paul argued about the usability of the Steam digital distribution platform. Continue reading