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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

December 8, 2017

Democrats Should Hold The High Ground

Democrats should continue holding themselves to moral and ethical standards.

July 6, 2017

Fare Thee Well, MikeyA

In those days if you bought something from a guy on the Internet it was a leap of faith that you’d send off a check and get what you expected in return.

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.

Recently Twitterated

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