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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 . . .

See also: site archive and the "Everything" page.

Recently Posted

September 4, 2016

In A Nutshell: Climate Disruption

Whether the world civilization can continue without the original agricultural lynch pin of a stable climate is a question which will be answered within our lifetimes.

August 26, 2016

“How was Alaska?”

I spent the week on a cruise ship, which involved a fair bit of eating, drinking, reading, taking pictures, and trying to keep the kid amused.

August 24, 2016

VMs vs Containers

You don’t really want to get Ops involved because they may laugh at you or run in terror …

July 19, 2016

Testimonial: SSLMate

Next time you have to deal with SSL I would say “go to sslmate.com and follow the instructions and you’ll be in a happy place.”

July 18, 2016

. . . Convincing?

Convince me to vote for Hillary . . . in Bernie Sanders’ own words.

July 1, 2016

Ansible: Copy Agent Keys to Remote Servers

There are lots of examples that involve file lookups for blah blah blah dot pub but why not just get a list from the agent?

May 17, 2016

Notes on Maude Bicycle Lane in Sunnyvale

In 2006, Sunnyvale applied for funding to add bicycle lanes on Maude Ave from Mathilda to Fair Oaks . . .

Recently Twitterated

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