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Name: Dan Lyke
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What's the deal with your nickname? How did you get it? If your nickname is self-explanatory, then tell everyone when you first started using the internet, and what was the first thing that made you say "wow, this isn't just a place for freaks after all?" Was it a website? Was it an email from a long-lost friend? Go on, spill it.

The nickname is from my BBSing days back in the '80s. I wanted to be the one who broke the camel's back. With the decline of public discourse, I'm now also amused that it brings up images of "strawman" arguments.

I'd been anonymous here because I was ranting about charitable giving and didn't want to be seen as self-serving, but ya know what? Yeah, I'm self-serving and more than a bit pompous. Deal. And I've now linked to resources on my personal sites enough that the secret is gone.

Software developer by trade, road cyclist, woodworker, square dance caller (club caller for the Vallejo Pioneers) and dancer through A2 and urban planning geek by avocation.


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