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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.
De-duplicating Files with jdupes!
There are filesystems that support de-duplication, but I recalled the fdupes command, a tool that “finds duplicate files” … if it can find duplicate files, could it perhaps hard-link the duplicates? The short answer is no.
But there is a fork of fdupes called jdupes, which supports de-duplication! I had to try it out.
One day a pipe burst and one of the classrooms was flooding. So they worked around it but to me it felt apocalyptic and I cried accordingly.
A Dutch Intersection … in Sunnyvale?
I thought I would catch up on a little reading. I skimmed this article about an intersection in the Netherlands where a distributor road with bicycle lanes intersects smaller roads.
Video Leans Upon the Radio Star
Some of us are even daring to believe in distributed communication platforms again. It is nice to be trying a New Thing, especially when that New Thing isn’t built to contain us all in some weird psychology experiment where we are the product.
California Casual Patio Side Table: A Year Later
I stayed up late to watch Congress certify the damn vote count.
Adapting Home Climate Control to Climate Change: the “AQI-o-Stat”
In the “New Normal” having an air sensor as an input to your smart thermostat will probably just become a standard feature.
We had the technology and the money to free our country of the Pandemic this year. What we lacked was a cultural consensus that rolling up sleeves and getting a shot was worth everyone doing. I think this is just a warm-up for how our century will go.
TODO: Maybe include recent comments and / or popular posts . . . Flickr? Yelp?