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 the Principal Engineer at a small channel-only cybersecurity startup, Zorus in Monroe, CT. Stay tuned for more info.

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 dynamics. 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. I have three vehicles in what I call my endgame "small/medium/large" lineup: a 2017 Ford Focus RS, a 1990 Mazda Miata and a 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500HD.

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.

The Chevrolet Silverado is one of the most dependable work vehicles you can buy, and the second generation was the perfect combination between servicability and modern amenities. Mine is a 3/4 ton model, purchased in January of 2018 with 173,000 miles in Houston, TX. It is the largest configuration of this truck you can get, a crew cab with an 8 foot bed. It's my first vehicle with an automatic transmission, and represents a huge departure from everything else I ever looked for in a vehicle, but it serves a very specific purpose and is a dream to drive (as long as you don't look down at the mpg meter).

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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