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Dan in a bombadier, Yellowstone, Winter 1999]

Work I am a software engineer (programmer) specializing in computer security and cryptography. I just started work at Intel Corporation (1/2018). Previously, I worked for ~20 years for Sun Microsystems (acquired by Oracle) on the Solaris operating system. I worked in the Security Technologies group on Verified Boot/Secure Boot and Cryptography. I have BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from University of California Irvine and San Diego.

Play My passion is cross-country skiing. I enjoy the sport in several forms--ski touring on roads and trails, locally, telemark skiing in isolated backcountry ski bowls and at downhill ski resorts. and snow camping in the Sierra backcountry in the spring. I wrote a guidebook on cross-country skiing called Ski Tours in Southern California. I've been an active Sierra Club member since 1974.

Here's a picture of my wife, friend, and sweetie :-), Helen. Here's her web page and her picture. Here she is backpacking in Yosemite, crossing an ice-cold stream and with mosquitoes swarming around her. Talk about fun! Here we are with mosquito nets and here I am storing food on a rock.

Helen's niece, Emily lives in Washington State.

[Dog] Our dog is Fannie Mae, a golden retriever (2008-). Our previous dogs were Holly (1987-2001), and Patsy Ann (2001-2006), also goldens. Speaking of dogs, here's what do do if your dog or pet gets skunked.

  • I have a page on Pumpkin Recipes (Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin bread, . . .).
  • Here's what to do if your pet (dog, cat) was sprayed by a skunk.
  • Mortgage Calculator (free, non-commercial)
  • Hexadecimal and decimal number conversion (free, non-commercial)
  • Degrees Celsius and Fahrenheit temperature conversion (free, non-commercial)
  • Date Calculator (free, non-commercial)
  • UNIX Date/time Calculator (free, non-commercial)
  • Origin and meaning of the word Yosemite
  • Formation of Yosemite Valley showing how Yosemite Valley was created from glaciers
  • Family

    My brother Dave died 2008.

    My sister Teresa has a toy poodle puppy, Torrey. My dad's web page (genealogy), Shiloh the cat.

    Internet/Computer Stuff

    IPv6 Certification Badge for drydog

    Statistical Drivel

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    If you have questions or comments, please send a message to Dan.
    Last updated 19 August 2018.