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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 1, 2016

US May Soon Allow High Speed Trains

Proposed US safety rules would permit lighter, faster trains that meet European safety standards to run at speeds of up to 220 MPH.

November 24, 2016

Tool for Generating Isochrones: Mapzen Mobility Explorer

Mapzen has a new tool, Mobility Explorer, which can generate isochrones for walking, biking, driving, and transit.

November 20, 2016

Valley of Broad Shoulders

Fierce as a dog with tongue lapping for action, the city is inherited and bequeathed, and the hope is to leave it in a little better shape.

November 13, 2016

America 1956

America I’ve given you all and now I’m nothing.

November 13, 2016

America 2016


November 9, 2016

Head Full of Doubts

When nothing is owed or deserved or expected
And your life doesn’t change by the man that’s elected
If you’re loved by someone, you’re never rejected
Decide what to be and go be it

November 8, 2016

Planning Mistake: Dividing Lawrence Station Neighborhood with an Onramp

One would hope for Silicon Valley in the twenty-first century not to repeat the mistakes of twentieth-century Chicago.

Recently Twitterated

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