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Hi! i'm Dan. This is my homepage. I'm an engineer. (mostly)
About My Homepage
Online since 1993, my homepage retains many of the cutting edge stylistic elements of that
era. Some of the vintage content remains surprisingly popular as well, despite being a considerable
embarrassment to me.
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Dan's Fractal Art Gallery. Original artworks.
Dan's Projects. Original
Collection. Original code.
Album. Original photos.
Dan's Blog. Lacking
originality, for sure.
Windsurfing and Kiteboarding
in RI. Lots of info, directions, etc., on places to windsurf and kiteboard around
Kite Control Bar
experiments. For Kiteboarding.
Other current involvements:
Dan's truffle recipe #1.
Technote on making your own Solder Paste Stencils for PCB assembly.
Technote on using the MITERS AeroTech CNC machining system.
The family game of
Really Old Stuff (yet still popular)
building your own Home-Brew
FracXtra, a huge pack of extras files for the Fractint
fractal creation program. There are versions of Fractint for UNIX, DOS,
and Windows. Fractint is the best fractal creation program available on
AniCurs v5, a huge package of animated cursors
for Windows NT and Windows 95. I made at least 50 of these cursors
myself, the rest are collected from sources on the net.
Dan's Wordlist / Dictionary collection. This has
four different large wordlists of the english language, together, and
separated by word length. This is very handy for word puzzles and such.
Also here is a Master Short-Wordlist,
which is a consolidation of the other 4 wordlists, but only 2-8 letter
words. Also here are some wordlist
manipulation utilities I wrote (C source code).
Grotesques! To make your own scanner grotesque, find a full-page
scanner, lift up the cover, and scan various body parts, moving those
parts during the scan. I guess if you wanted you could put something
else under there and move it around during the scan, but it is much
more grotesque if you do it with parts of your body. More fun, too.
Grotesques: bosch.jpg , dan5.jpg
, dan6.jpg , eli1.jpg , eye.jpg ,gargoyle.jpg , s10.jpg , s2.jpg , s21.jpg , s5.jpg , s9.jpg , sh12.jpg.
More About Me
Do you need to contact me? you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I read
my email many times a day normally.
I am a carbon-based life form composed of a single body which is 5'9"
tall and weighs 135lb. my body has a head, two arms and two legs, all
connected to a central torso. the torso is 37" around at the chest, 30"
at the waist, and 36" at the hips. my head is connected to the body via
a neck of 14" circumference. the head itself has a circumference of
22-1/2", and is coated with dark brown wavy hair which has to be kept
short or it becomes a jumble. my head also has two brown eyes, the
right one has vision of 20/100 and the left 20/70. each of my two arms
are 10-1/2" around when flacid, and have 19" inseam. each arm has a
hand at its terminus, each hand containing 5 fingers. the hands are 8"
around the palm with a 9" finger span. my legs are of similar design to
my arms, but with different measurements. they are 21" around with 30"
inseam and size 9A feet, each foot containing 5 toes. here are the
measurements of various remaining parts of my body: 3", 4-1'/2", 9",
1-1/4", 2", 12-1/2", 8-1/2". you can probably figure out which parts
those measurements correspond to. anyway, just let me know if there's
something i forgot to tell you about (fold, briefs, morning, right,
Hmm, here is a nice little story
about what I was doing on August 14, 1997. My sister wrote this.
Some background info: We were on vacation in
Pagosa Springs, Colorado. My first vacation with the family in a
couple years, boy did I have a bunch of fun!
When I was in junior-high, we all had to take a typing class. I
of course rebelled by refusing the standard QWERTY keyboard, and
instead learning the Dvorak keyboard.
These days, it is easy to set up the key layout to Dvorak on
Windows and Unix. On Unix there are several ways to do it, I
usually use xmodmap files for dvorak.
Back when I started with Dvorak, the only way to switch was to
get special keyboard hardware.
bet you're saying to yourself, "gee dan, i've got a bunch of unix
machines kicking about the front yard. can you help?" well, have i got
an idea for you. of course you've already tried my SuperPool, (we know how exciting it is...). so
anyway, the bugger you want is xpilot.
It's a multiplayer space arcade game - think Asteroids. Another
classic i recently rediscovered is Nethack,
which I had last played in 1989. It's still under development
however, and has gotten a bit more interesting.
My mom has a web
A classic, here is my Geek Code (as of 1994!)
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Ver: 3.1 - INFO: http://krypton.mankato.msus.edu/~hayden/geek.html
GCS/E d- s:- a-- C++(++++)$ USI+(++)$ P+(++)$ L E-() W++$ N+(++) o K-?
w(++)$ !O--- M- !V PS(++) PE- Y(+) !PGP t+ !5- X- R tv(+) b DI+ !D- G+
e++>+++ h(-) r y+
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