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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.

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July 11, 2019

Notes from June, 2019

We live our lives in boxes: houses, offices, cars, smartphones, TVs … technologies that are supposed to make the world smaller and more connected, but too often we find ourselves disconnected from each other, and isolated.

June 7, 2019

Notes from May, 2019

Warren is accused, in plain language, of being uppity — a woman who has the bad grace to be smarter than the men around her, without downplaying it to assuage their egos. But running in a presidential race is all about proving that you are smarter than the other guy. By demanding that Warren disguise her exceptional talents, we are asking her to lose. Thankfully, she’s not listening. She is a smart woman, after all.

May 2, 2019

Notes from April, 2019

Humanity will muddle through on a hostile planet amidst a mass extinction.

April 2, 2019

Notes from March, 2019

As a middle-aged, middle class, uncomfortable person who supports the status quo, it is the radicals speaking out for good stewardship of Earth, and the radicals speaking out for the idea that people should be free from want and free from fear that most appeal to me.

March 11, 2019

Notes on My Journey to Long Beach to Attend the Planning Commissioner’s Academy

I took a few “vacation” days to attend the Planning Commissioner’s Academy in Long Beach.

February 26, 2019

Train Show Philosophy

At the end of the day . . . its only a toy.

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 …

Recently Twitterated

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