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Dan Lynch

Dan hails from Liverpool in the frosty North West of England. The land of curly permed hair, shell suits and “Scouse brows”. Defying the stereotype he doesn’t actually have any of these. The hair is long since gone (RIP), the shell suit caught on fire and he doesn’t feel the need to augment his eyebrows with a marker pen. He’s a musician, sound engineer, writer and full time geek. His band 20lb Sounds can regularly be heard rocking the seediest dives in town to tracks like Jimmy Carter or El Bubblino. When not making music he writes, thinks and broadcasts about it via Rathole Radio, he also hosts FLOSS Weekly on the TWiT network.

He contributes a technology column to popular Liverpool website SevenStreets, tinkers with his many Linux devices, hacks PHP or Python, installs networking kit into bars (where better?) and produces professional audio for himself and others. Deeply involved in the local tech scene he runs Ignite Liverpool, Social Media Cafe and many other events. He can usually be found twanging a guitar, fiddling with come CAT5 cable or crying over the latest dismal performance of his beloved Liverpool FC. He has been podcasting since 2007 and discovered Linux back in 2001. Catch up with all his antics at DanLynch.org.

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  1. sapien_red #
    March 9, 2013

    http://drive4linux.com/who-signed/ your not on this list dan… please mention it on show .. need to ass kick community into action .

  2. May 4, 2013

    ICE CREAM VAN …outside …professor elemental ????

  3. June 24, 2013

    link to “DIY Webcam Arm from IKEA Lamp” for the Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920. I made one for my webcam.

    http://makezine.com/2011/10/13/diy-webcam-arm-from-ikea-lamp/

  4. Chris #
    November 4, 2013

    I wanted to contact the Oggcamp organizers but couldn’t find an email address, but I understand you (Dan) was involved in organizing so I would like to leave this comment to all involved:

    Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed Oggcamp 13. Thanks nto all for all the hard work that went into it and I am really looking forward to coming next year!

  5. fabsh #
    November 5, 2013

    I wanted to contact the Oggcamp organizers but couldn’t find an email address, but I understand you (Dan) was involved in organizing so I would like to leave this comment to all involved:

    Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed Oggcamp 13. Thanks nto all for all the hard work that went into it and I am really looking forward to coming next year!

    Thanks! We actually read your email on Linux Outlaws 325. :)

  6. November 26, 2013

    Dan, I listened to a recent podcast and Fab was giving us a lecture on music (oy!) and you added that polka is the only music you can play an accordion on and it floored me.
    Fab, I can understand, but you claim to be a musician so its a bit sad that your knowledge of music is so limited.Its hard to find a continent where accordeon music wasnt an important part of its musical heritage. From the Quebecois music and irish music in Canada to Cajun/Zydeco music in the US and to Mexican music and all the way down south america and even in asia.
    Its a mainstay in many europeans countries and a mainstay in eastern european and balkan music (as well as gypsy-rom music).

    Classical music? Yup. Big band? There too.
    Ever hear a Tango? guess what they play a lot of?
    Seems the irish play a bit of it too as do french and eyetalian tarantellas.

    As for bands, I could spend quite some time but just a small sample: Dropkick Murphys, Counting Crows, Bruce Springsteens band, Arcade Fire, Chango Family, Gogol Bordello, Panic at the Disco, Pogues and Tom Fscking Waits all use accordion.

    You can just mumble “Ok” and move on to something else when Fab goes on a rant but dont promote musical illiteracy just to agree with him.

  7. fabsh #
    November 26, 2013

    Dan, I listened to a recent podcast and Fab was giving us a lecture on music (oy!) and you added that polka is the only music you can play an accordion on and it floored me.

    I think that was a joke on Dan’s part. You know that humour thing?

    As for bands, I could spend quite some time but just a small sample: Dropkick Murphys, Counting Crows, Bruce Springsteens band, Arcade Fire, Chango Family, Gogol Bordello, Panic at the Disco, Pogues and Tom Fscking Waits all use accordion.

    I am pretty sure, Dan knows all of this. You should really listen to Rathole Radio, dude. ;)

    As for the E Street Band, all I can say is that I miss Danny. :(

  8. feen13 #
    May 30, 2014

    ITM gents. Dan, I didn’t know you host FLOSS! I don’t know how I missed that. Well that’s not what I want to ask you about. I really want to buy 20lb Sounds album, but I don’t have palpal (PayPal) and I won’t get one! So can I send you some BTC? Or maybe over 9000 Doge? Lolz but seriously how about some BTC.

  9. Sergio Tridente #
    June 1, 2014

    This is for the literal.net guy (if you want to get literal, I’ll get more literal and more pedantic) :

    Tango is not played (when played well) with an accordion: it’s played with a bandoneon. Not the same thing in the slighlest.

    How I know this? I am a damned (and proud) Argentinian who happens, not only to have grown up in a culture where bandoneons are more common than the cold (maybe I am exaggerating a bit, or a lot), but because I have friends that learned how to play the bandoneon : a lot more difficult than playing an accordeon, according to them.

  10. June 1, 2014

    Feen13 – Glad you like the album but not sure what I’d do with the Bitcoin right now. Probably just sit on it.

    Send me an email though and I’ll send you a copy of the album, no problem! I just want people to hear it mostly. Recommend it to some friends and you’ll be paying us back :)

    Email: dan@sixgun.org

    Thanks,

    Dan

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