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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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April 1, 2024


Elder Son walked across the bridge, and the guys from his new troop adorned him with a fancy new bi-color kerchief.

March 6, 2024


But today it is raining, so anything is possible.

July 30, 2023

Letter to the Editor: “expose e-bike risks”

We need to stop blaming our children for our failures and get to work.

July 27, 2023

Night Vet

I wait. And I wait.

June 22, 2023

Ephemera: 2023-05, 2023-06

“Any questions,” asks the waiter.

April 7, 2023

Familiarity and Comfort in Las Vegas

It is a visit to the dimmed lights of the datacenter that brought me.

March 23, 2023

De-duplicating Files with jdupes!

There are filesystems that support de-duplication, but I recalled the fdupes command, a tool that “finds duplicate files” … if it can find duplicate files, could it perhaps hard-link the duplicates? The short answer is no.

But there is a fork of fdupes called jdupes, which supports de-duplication! I had to try it out.

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