Dan's Corner of the Internet

Just a little slice of the web for me to host my CV, projects, and whatever else

Hi there! I'm Daniel Brook (but I go by Dan) and this is just a place for me to dump the random stuff I've done over the years. Feel free to look around.

Why don't I put this on Facebook, you ask? I quit using Facebook in 2008 due to displeasure with their data ownership policies, advertising, and the fact that it became a giant time sink for me (and that was before integrated apps and games were brought to the platform ... I can only imagine what it's like now.)

Past and Current Projects

I've worked on some projects here and there throughout my studies that I'm happy to share here. Below is a list of these works as well as links for you to check them out yourself.


I was an operational meteorologist for almost 2 years in Grand Forks, North Dakota at Meridian Environmental Technology. (now owned by Iteris, Inc. out of Minnesota). I discovered my interest in programming in my off-time and decided to pursue it as a full-blown career!

Currently I work in Waltham as a Software Engineer at Amadeus North America in the Search, Shopping, and Pricing Division.

With the exception of a couple years in North Dakota and attending school in Vermont, I have lived most of my life in Massachusetts. I presently live in the small-ish city of Watertown, MA.

I am a rather introverted person ... the sort of person who needs to really get to know people well before really opening up. It used to be a great deal 'worse' but as I've gotten older it is not so bad.

Hobbies / Interests:

  • Linux (I distro-hopped since 2003 and started using Debian full time in 2007)
  • Politics (as a science guy it should be no surprise that I'm pretty left-leaning)
  • Car repair and maintenance (most of my experience is with Fords).
  • The outdoors (I like to hike and walk and try to do so as much as possible when the weather is nice ... easier said than done in New England).
  • Television. Some of the shows I liked no longer exist (The Soup, Burn Notice, Mythbusters), but currently I like Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Silicon Valley, Veep, @Midnight, How It's Made, Wheeler Dealers, Archer, and more.

About this site

This site is hosted on a Linode. It's quite an awesome service from my experience so far since you get basically an entirely personalized Linux installation of your choice to do what you need with unlike many other hosting services. It's also blisteringly fast compared even to the school server I was using before.

I put this all together because I wanted a better way to organize things I've worked on all in one place.

Updated 01-May-2016