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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 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 30, 2022

First Contact with the Federation

See any pointy ears?

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.

August 3, 2021

Welcome Back

We had the technology and the money to free our country of the Pandemic this year. What we lacked was a cultural consensus that rolling up sleeves and getting a shot was worth everyone doing. I think this is just a warm-up for how our century will go.

February 10, 2021

Democracy and Insurrection

Republicans are loyal to their party. Their Fascist will run again. He’s got a lot more charisma than Ted Cruz.

Recently Twitterated

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