Author Archives: mfagan

When to ask for more (donations, information, etc.)

Okay, so I haven’t written a blog post in almost three years. My rants have been going unranted. Two fairly recent experiences inspired this one. I donated some money to a charity (online, of course), and within weeks received by snail mail … Continue reading

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Recycling Crayola Markers

I haven’t written much about waste reduction here. I’m constantly mentally drafting and abandoning blog posts on waste topics, and I never really feel like they fit in on the Waste Nothing blog, as that’s for news about the website … Continue reading

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Doors Open Toronto 2013 Map

Full-size Doors Open Toronto 2013 Map Green = Green Building (may have kids activities) Blue = Has kids activities (and not a green building) Steps to make this map (note you can follow just the bold steps): Thursday: Ooh, it’s … Continue reading

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Updating the ‘ol homepage

Although I’ve made tweaks, I had never redone my personal home page, faganm.com, until  now. Nothing major, but it wasn’t very pretty or that well organized, and as it’s effectively “my face on the web,” it needed a bit better … Continue reading

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It’s been a long time

It’s been an incredibly long time since my last post on this blog. This post is partially a reminder to myself, that I have no intention of ever closing this blog. In fact, I often compost new posts in my … Continue reading

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Waste Nothing

Long time no blog, I know. Some time ago I put Quizify on hold to work on a new project. I like Quizify, but I wanted to do something more important, something that can make a difference to the environment. … Continue reading

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Entity Extraction APIs, once again

It has been about a year and a half since my Comparing NLP APIs for Entity Extraction post, which continues to be quite popular. I immediately started writing a followup, and naturally never finished or published it. Since I’ve been getting … Continue reading

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Simplified fabrication | Mez Dispenser

Simplified fabrication | Mez Dispenser. – things have changed since earlier today when I told myself to blog this. Anyhow, Dave Meslin is a serious asset to Toronto. To summarize, he was surprised at a city statistic, arranged volunteers to … Continue reading

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More Money Than Brains: Why Schools Suck, College is Crap, and Idiots Think They’re Right by Laura Penny | LibraryThing

More Money Than Brains: Why Schools Suck, College is Crap, and Idiots Think They’re Right by Laura Penny | LibraryThing is the most recent book I finished, and a thus a good time to get myself back into the habit … Continue reading

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Whew – I’m back

It obviously took me a lot longer to get around to fixing this blog up than I intended, but I’ve finally done it. Now running the latest version of WordPress, without all the hacks of my really old version. I … Continue reading

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