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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

April 6, 2017

The Economist: notes on “Free Parking”

Notes from a great article in the Economist on the hidden costs of free parking.

February 16, 2017

Ganeti: Segregate VMs from Running on the Same Hardware

By using exclusion tags, it is easy to convince ganeti to run instances of the same type on different nodes.

January 27, 2017

Duct Tape Ops

I have a roll of gaffer tape on my desk.

January 16, 2017

A Complex Cron Entry Explained

A crontab entry I felt worth explanation, as it illustrates a few Unix concepts.

December 29, 2016

It Wasn’t That Bad

If my Google phone ever requires me to reinstall it to factory defaults through Picasa, I’ll totally be open minded about switching to iPhone.

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.

Recently Twitterated

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