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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

December 3, 2018

Computer Translation

Back in the 60s, they built a computer to translate between Russian and English, but they had a problem of testing it since nobody was around who spoke Russian …

November 27, 2018

Brain Reconfiguration

In my experience, the brain reconfigures its capabilities to adapt to the work you need it to do.

August 30, 2018

Restrictive Zoning Induces Partisan Shift

If you restrict the amount of housing that can be built in a city, you squeeze out poor folks, and the folks who can afford to buy in are the “Liberal Elites.”

August 29, 2018

FCC Should Expand Competition for Internet Service Providers

Fiber would be so, so much faster, but I’m not going to pay for it until I have a CHOICE of providers, like Sonic, who has always been great about answering the phone and taking care of my Internet SERVICE needs.

August 15, 2018

(Family) Bicycling is a Privilege, Which is Why You Should Do It

As I see it: cycling may not be elitist, but it is definitely more accessible to privileged folks, so if you have the privilege to “work at the edge of possibility” you should consider taking it, in hopes of helping to normalize a beneficial activity and make it more accessible over time.

June 6, 2018

Why Hard Drives Get Slower As You Fill Them Up

The computer the fastest part of the disk first, and as the disk gets filled up, it uses the slower parts.

April 11, 2018

On Dockless Electric Scooters, I had the last word

“We’ll leave it there! Well, except for one more comment about helmets that I want to read here, from Daniel . . .”

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