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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 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.

February 13, 2023

Preschool Memories

One day a pipe burst and one of the classrooms was flooding. So they worked around it but to me it felt apocalyptic and I cried accordingly.

December 5, 2022

A Dutch Intersection … in Sunnyvale?

I thought I would catch up on a little reading. I skimmed this article about an intersection in the Netherlands where a distributor road with bicycle lanes intersects smaller roads.

November 28, 2022

Video Leans Upon the Radio Star

Some of us are even daring to believe in distributed communication platforms again. It is nice to be trying a New Thing, especially when that New Thing isn’t built to contain us all in some weird psychology experiment where we are the product.

January 6, 2022

California Casual Patio Side Table: A Year Later

I stayed up late to watch Congress certify the damn vote count.

September 7, 2021

Adapting Home Climate Control to Climate Change: the “AQI-o-Stat”

In the “New Normal” having an air sensor as an input to your smart thermostat will probably just become a standard feature.

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