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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

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 . . .”

March 6, 2018

In A Nutshell: Bay Area Housing Shortage

“Too many people who bought in the past seem set on protecting theirs with little regard for the next or future generations.”

December 8, 2017

Democrats Should Hold The High Ground

Democrats should continue holding themselves to moral and ethical standards.

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