Thank you for visiting.
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 . . .
I took a few “vacation” days to attend the Planning Commissioner’s Academy in Long Beach.
At the end of the day . . . its only a toy.
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 …
In my experience, the brain reconfigures its capabilities to adapt to the work you need it to do.
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.”
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.
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.
TODO: Maybe include recent comments and / or popular posts . . . Flickr? Yelp?