For the un-initiated, Dan is the guy behind some of the code that runs this system. I was looking for a good database schema for my weblogging software and he happened to have one available. (I’m supposed to produce a FTP server that fronts the schema Real Soon Now.)
Dan caught my attention a few years ago when he said some things about child rearing that provoked a lengthy thread or two. Given his provocative stance and the fact that he said “I’m just trying to push towards a philosophically better world” (for my response, see my conclusions re: idealism), how could I leave him alone?