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Danny Squared My name is Daniel Howard. I grew up in Chicago, and I live in San Francisco Brooklyn Mountain View Sunnyvale, CA. I was born in 1976: the year of the American Bicentennial. I have a Bachelor's degree in English Rhetoric, but I make my living as a Systems Administrator.

I enjoy writing, and I started publishing on the web in 1995, and an online journal in 1996. I will introduce you further on the Welcome page, or you can start exploring on your own . . .

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March 27, 2015

Balancing 3-Phase Power

I had a rack of servers powered by two unbalanced 3-phase circuits . . .

March 23, 2015

Nagios: Delay WARNING Notifications

Lately I have been getting a lot of warning notifications about circuits exceeding 80%, but the NEC says that is only a problem if they are at 80% for more than three hours . . .

March 23, 2015

“Father Finger” Banjo Tab v2

Each note here corresponds to a syllable, with quarter-note spacing on the last phrase. At least at the speed I play at this time, there is no roll to be added.

March 11, 2015

“Father Finger” Banjo Tab

Tommy can not get enough of this song, so I picked this out on the banjo.

March 6, 2015

HOWTO: Develop Software Agilely

Find out where you are
Take a small step towards your goal
Adjust your understanding based on what you learned

November 22, 2014

Windows 8 Is a Horrible Horrible Operating System

“I think you are being way too easy on Windows 8.1 here, or at least insulting to the past. This isn’t a huge step backwards to the pre-Windows era: in DOS you could get things done!”

November 11, 2014

El Camino BRT Could be Faster Than Driving

For the first time in its history, Santa Clara could build a transit service that is faster than driving.

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TODO: Maybe include recent comments and / or popular posts . . . Flickr? Yelp?