Hello. My name is Dan. I live online.
No, seriously, I do. My job, my passions, my hobbies, and my creativity all revolve around online life.
By day, I'm a public library web content manager which means I get paid to design, engineer, and put things online for the library
In my off time, I write and create online content for myself and others. I'm a digital creative dabbling in illustrations, music, video making and podcasting. I'm the author of two books and I've written for several blogs and websites. While I still have a website
, I've decided to bring the majority of my writing to Google+, a route taken by Mike Elgan and others and it's a method I agree with.
I write about everything that interests me, but if you glance at my drivel you'll see that I tend to write about tech, libraries, the remix culture, Linux and FOSS, online life, online video, podcasts, science, Japanese pop culture. and history. I consider myself a cyberpunk -- a devotee of high tech and low
life -- or at least high tech and low budget. One of my specialities is
making tech work, and work well, even with a limited budget.
I have a degree in history, specializing in the history of science. I have an extensive background in astronomy with a focus on exosolar planetary systems. I'm a librarian who's worked in libraries for 18 years. Some of it made sense along the way.