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Daniel's Journal

Daniel Allen
20 May 1974
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I live in Ontario with my partner of 14 years, melted_snowball.

I come from New York State- my parents lived in Brooklyn when I was born, but we moved to Northern New York to a Maple Syrup farm when I was 5.

For 8 years, home was Ithaca, New York. I got a BS in Communications at Cornell, landed with a rabble-rousing Quaker crowd, fell in love, and started working for myself as an independent perl programmer and linux admin.

We lived in Boston for a year, while melted_snowball worked on the Human Genome Project and I was a contract programmer at a drug discovery company.

We moved to Canuckistan at the end of August '01, and 11 days later, the world changed forever. It is, and was, difficult watching the US from outside; becoming an expatriate right then felt a bit like running away, but at the same time it was the right choice for us.

I became a Canadian permanent resident in 2004 and a (dual) citizen in 2007.

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This might be some of the music I've listened to recently:

, absurdity, alfred korzybski, almodóvar, apache, apoptygma berserk, assemblage 23, atb, bicycling, biking in the rain, bloom county, board games, bt, canada, carcassonne, castle in the sky, cheapass games, chocolate, choral music, cocker spaniels, coffee, cornell, creative clutter, dan savage, debian, deep blue sky, delerium, dim sum, dispepsi, doctor who, dog parks, dogs, donald westlake, donnie darko, douglas adams, douglas coupland non-fiction, dtwof, dusk, edward gorey, emacs, enigma, entrepreneurship, feminism, flocks of birds, fluxx, food, friends general conference, gay politics, geeks, gender, gender nonconformity, graphic novels, greg bear, greg egan, hayao miyazaki, human-powered travel, intentional living, ithaca, jim henson, jim munroe, kill your television, kwiki, laurie anderson, leonard cohen, linux, living adventurously, local food, loreena mckennitt, mac os x, macintosh, madonna, magic realism, magritte, map isn't the territory, mary renault, multiculturalism, muppets, o'reilly user groups, octavia butler, orbital, origami, pacifism, pedro almodóvar, people-watching, perl, perl mongers, peter gabriel, photography, pine, planning ahead, quakerism, quakers, quality, radical inclusion, rain on sidewalks, renaissance music, rfd, road biking, rose is rose, rover, sailing, science fiction, settlers of catan, silliness, simplicity, slow food, snow, song of myself, spamassassin, surrealism, sushi, techno, terry bisson, this american life, trance, voluntary simplicity, walking in the woods, walt whitman, wet leaves, zeppelins, ♂♂,