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Helen, Dan, and Fannie Mae, 2021

I am retired as of July 2023. I spend my time working on family history--completing work my dad did before he died in 2020. It's been very interesting. Helen and I also camp a lot in our 14' fiberglass travel trailer.

Work Previously, I was a Security Researcher at Intel Corporation specializing in platform computer security and cryptography. Previously at Intel I worked on Hyperledger Sawtooth blockchain software (here's a FAQ I wrote). Before Intel, 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 I enjoy camping, hiking, cross-country skiing, and traveling. 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 and friend :-), 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 Fannie Mae, a golden retriever (2008-2022) died recently :-(. 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 lives in our family home in Cypress, California. My dad's web page (genealogy),

  • Genealogy information (password required)
  • Web and 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 14 July 2024.