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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

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.

October 7, 2014

Ansible: Set Conditional Handler

I burnt a fair amount of time trying to figure out how to allow the configuration tasks to notify a single handler.

August 7, 2014

Maxwell the Cat, 2009-2014

“Are you the owner of Maxwell?”

“I am. Is he causing trouble?”

May 15, 2014

VMWare Fusion: Fixed Resolution Across Different Screens

I run Ubuntu (kubuntu) within VMWare Fusion as my workstation. It has nice features like sharing the clipboard between host and guest, and the ability to share files to the guest.

May 14, 2014

New Phishing Scam: Call Toll Free to Refresh Your IP Address!

I submitted a report to the FBI, LogMeIn123.com, Bing, and Century Link. And now I share the story here. Its a phishing scam that doesn’t even require an actual computer virus to work!

May 9, 2014

Elevated Trains

Forney engine pulls Lake Street Elevated Railroad train over Lake Street in Chicago, 1893.

Recently Twitterated

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