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Dan Stormont
Works at The Pineapple Project
Attended Utah State University
Lives in Tucson, AZ
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I am smitten with fall in Tucson. After the long, hot summer, it’s such a delight to open the windows and let in the evening chill. A feeling of nostalgia washes over me with the crisp autumn breezes. Sunlight warms my cheeks...
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A while back I rushed out of the house to attend a panel on food security in the desert. Struggling to catch my breath after my dash (more like a hobble) to catch the bus, I settled back into my seat with my feet hanging out...
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Don't waste that water!
At a Watershed Management Group workshop, we learned that the first step in passive rainwater harvesting is to go outside when it rains and watch where the water flows and gathers. It was no surprise that our backyard patio f...
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Even if you don't live in the desert, we all need to start living more sustainably!
I recently attended the Sustainable Tucson meeting on "Food Resilience — Learning to Adapt, Survive, & Thrive in the 21st Century." I was shocked to hear that about 96 percent* of Tucson’s food comes from other places. What?!...
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Imagine this place… Where we live in harmony with nature Landscaping reflecting the natural beauty of the Sonoran desert Instead of gravel and cement; agave, mesquite, palo verde flourish Rainwater washes down roof tops ...
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Happy Memorial Day (to those of you in the US)!
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This summer Dan and I conducted a little experiment. We wanted to find out if hardy desert crops could survive the long, hot Tucson summer on just monsoon rains. Dan tried the traditional Iroquois method of building mounds fo...
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Since Dan and I started blogging about our journey to a more sustainable lifestyle we have had the opportunity to come in contact with so many inspiring community groups cultivating an oasis of sustainability here in Tucson. ...
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Monsoon season is back in Tucson. Don't let that water go to waste!
It looks like the monsoons are back on schedule here in Tucson. Which means we really need to get our monsoon gardens going to take advantage of all that glorious moisture falling out of the sky. Last week we started on ...
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The curmudgeon speaks! I know that there has been much dancing in the streets about the announcement that Chromebooks will be able to run Android apps from the Play Store. Some in the tech press are crowing about how Chromebooks have finally got a "real OS" on them.

You'll have to forgive me if I don't join in...
Let me start this blog by saying that I am not slamming Android. I've been an Android user ever since getting an Ion phone at Google I/O 2009. I still have that phone, in fact. It can be an interesting experience to compare t...
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I am somewhere between Meh and Bleh on this subject.
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Do you think the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is doing enough to clean up our air and reduce emissions with their Arizona Clean Power Plan? It's not too late to comment. They are working on Phase III of the plan until September and there's a public stakeholders meeting at the ADEQ Offices in Phoenix at 9:30 am on Tuesday, June 14. Can't make it to Phoenix? No problem. You can call in to the meeting and post questions and comments by text. Make your voice heard!

http://www.azdeq.gov/phase-iii-stakeholder-meetings
We are blessed here in Southern Arizona to have reliable, clean water sources at a very low cost. Less than two cents per gallon...even if you are using water at the highest residential use rate. 1/10 of a cent per gallon at ...
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The term "ethical investing" is an oxymoron - especially when you consider how the power of Wall Street is a big driver of our economic and environmental issues, so trying to maintain a retirement account in this environment is definitely a challenge! Not sure we really succeeded, but we tried.
“The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has sold off its entire $187 million stake in oil giant BP, as well as its entire $824 million holding in ExxonMobil. BP posted a record $6.5 billion annual loss in February while ExxonM...
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Serial humanitarian hacker!
Introduction
Tech lead for The Pineapple Project. I may not make much money at it, but it's great to be able to follow my passions!
Bragging rights
Two talented daughters. Not much I've done to be proud of - trying to change that now!
Education
  • Utah State University
    Electrical Engineer, 1998 - 2006
  • University Of New Mexico
    MS in Electrical Engineering, 1995 - 1998
  • Air Force Institute Of Technology
    Computer Engineering, 1992 - 1995
  • University Of Arizona
    BS in Computer Engineering, 1989 - 1991
  • Community College Of The Air Force
    AAS in Electronic Engineering Technology, 1980 - 1991
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Computer engineer
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  • The Pineapple Project
    Tech Lead, 2011 - present
  • Perceptive Pixel
    Professional Services Solutions Architect, 2006 - 2011
  • Juniper Networks
    DX/WX PTAC, 2005 - 2006
  • Space Dynamics Laboratory
    Graduate Research Fellow, 2002 - 2005
  • US Air Force
    Avionics Technician/Computer Engineer/AF ROTC, 1980 - 2002
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Tucson, AZ
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Mountain View, CA - Los Angeles, CA - Biloxi, MS - Ramstein, Germany - Las Vegas, NV - Abilene, TX - Dayton, OH - Albuquerque, NM - Brigham City, UT
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Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wow! Am I really in Modesto? This place is awesome!
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Spectacular! A pleasant surprise. Food, drink, service, and music were all outstanding.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This Motel 6 was just renovated and, while I can't say that I really like the new look (it actually seems to have less space than the old layout), the rooms are all fresh. The manager lives on the property, so he keeps things under control and responds quickly when there is a problem.
Quality: Very GoodFacilities: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
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Without a doubt, this is the best seafood restaurant in Tucson...if not Southern Arizona. Great food, great service, reasonable prices - don't know why we waited so long to try it out!
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Great staff, great food. We arrived late on a weeknight, but never felt rushed or unappreciated. We chose a range of appetizers, entrees, drinks, and desserts and everything was just outstanding. Definitely going to Kimchi Time again!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
It's a Motel 6. It's clean, reasonable, and lets you bring your pets with you, but it's not going to compare to a high-end hotel. The staff is also very helpful and friendly. And it's next to A Mountain and the Santa Cruz River Trail and close to downtown...makes for some nice walks.
Quality: GoodFacilities: GoodService: Very Good
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reviewed 3 years ago