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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 11, 2015

Variability of Hard Drive Speed

Platters of magnetic discs spinning at a constant speed. When you read a track on the outer part of the platter, you get more data than when you read from closer to the center.

October 29, 2015

IT Strategy: Lose the Religion

My metrics for success are whether or not my solutions work for my users, whether they further the mission of my enterprise, and whether they are cost-effective, in terms of time and money.

September 22, 2015

Around the Bend

You stick your foot in the river, and you feel the tug of the currents: this one fast and warm, that one slow and cool.

June 26, 2015

Love is Love

Today, I am proud of my country.

June 24, 2015

What’s the Deal With One on Ones?

What is the point of a one-on-one?

April 23, 2015

Live Migrate VM with Local Storage: virsh migrate

The real trick is to work around a bug whereby the target disk needs to be created.

April 22, 2015

Easy VM Management on Ubuntu!

If only I could easily manage my VMs on Ubuntu . . .

Recently Twitterated

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