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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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October 19, 2020

Stay Out of the Water

In my career as a Boy Scout, I could have died at least twice, that I know of.

January 29, 2020

Stand Down the Army; Resilience is our new National Defense

What should the government be doing?

November 1, 2019

Notes from October, 2019

On a chilly morning, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a fresh omelet fried on the stove in the modest kitchen of your homelet.

October 1, 2019

Notes from September, 2019

I’ve been to a lot of protests that blocked a lot of street traffic. The Climate Strike is the first time I recall any motorists Freaking The Hell Out.

September 12, 2019

Notes from August, 2019

Dinosaurs became hyperintelligent, built a civilization, started asteroid mining, and did so for centuries before forgetting to carry the one on an orbital calculation, thereby sending that famous valedictory six-mile space rock hurtling senselessly toward the Earth themselves—it would be virtually impossible to tell.

August 22, 2019

Notes from July, 2019

The police spokesperson later clarified they were “joking around.”

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.

Recently Twitterated

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