Hey, I'm Dan.

I'm a developer, sysadmin, security guy, and Linux generalist.

Work & Profession

My passion is for putting the "work" in "network." I love building systems that people are excited to use - from that magical single set of credentials to full network visibility for administrators. I strive to create the tools that give administrators confidence that their network is secure, always available, and perfectly balanced between control and simplicity.

Currently I'm working with the Systems Engineering team at Datto, solving tough technical challenges and making our products more advanced than anything else out there. My projects have included our highly scalable remote access system supporting over 5,000 simultaneous users, a highly robust and fully redundant Kerberos and LDAP deployment, and an enterprise-grade firewall solution designed for strong application-level integration.

Personal projects include an extensive single sign-on setup at my home, with a home-brewed, fully integrated captive portal and asset management UI, modifications to FreeRADIUS to support MSCHAPv2 authentication, and more. I'm all about finding new ways to tie strong security with a smooth user experience.

I'm also a subject matter expert in NSIS, a widely used open source software installation toolkit, with over 10 years of experience developing highly specialized installers for Windows.

Keyboarding

As a keyboardist I have been described as highly meticulous, expressive, bold and attentive to my band mates. I have been playing keyboards in a stage environment since a young age and have a confident and polished stage presence. With this being said, I am equally at home in the studio in the role of a producer or musician. If you are interested in perusing my services as a session keyboardist or as a guest musician in a live event, please contact me.

I am a Christian and a member of the Sanctuary community at Black Rock Church in Fairfield, CT. Sanctuary is a community of young and young-at-heart adults who seek to redefine the modern church compassionate and down-to-earth community of genuine friends. Musically, we are unafraid of expression and improvisation, while maintaining a communicative style designed to usher our congregation into deep and meaningful worship.

I occasionally cover progressive rock and metal music on YouTube. Check out my YouTube channel to see some examples.

Automotive Projects

I have a passion for spirited driving and cars that open the driver's eyes to the wider world around them. My current daily drivers are a 1990 Mazda Miata and 2017 Ford Focus RS. Although these are not the fastest cars on the road today, I chose them based on their handling and other attributes more subtle than raw power. I have a medium-term goal of having a "small/medium/large" line-up, where the Miata and Focus are the small and medium respectively, and the large car is as-of-yet undetermined.

The MX-5, as you probably know, is the two-seat roadster that redefined the category of small, cheap sports cars. First released by Mazda badged as the Eunos Roadster in Japan in 1989, the MX-5 Miata immediately earned a reputation for being extremely poised and composed on the road as well as the track. Today, 30 years after the MX-5 was first released, more MX-5s are raced on any given weekend than any other model of car.

The Mk III Ford Focus RS is a shining example of an automaker getting their priorities right. Widely hailed as one of the best handling all wheel drive cars ever released, the Focus RS's amazing spec sheet doesn't even begin to do justice to its personality on the road. The 350hp it extracts from its 2.3L turbocharged engine becomes remarkably useful with its computer-controlled torque vectoring all-wheel-drive system built by GKN. An adjustable suspension, aggressive electric steering with 2 turns lock-to-lock, and huge Brembo brakes make this car truly one of the best cars I have ever driven.

Past daily drivers include a 2009 Mazdaspeed 3 and 2002 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T.

Let's get in touch.

You may reach me via email at dan@fuhry.com.

I am also available via social media: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or Reddit.

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