Author Archives: mfagan

Upgrading WordPress

I’m upgrading WordPress, and as my blog runs a heavily-customized version there may be some downtime and probably at least a temporary loss of (the display of) some data, including tags. Hopefully I’ll have things back up and running in … Continue reading

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Maybe I can Help You?

I’m going to make myself available over the next little while for consulting and contract work. I should probably write up a good list of the sort of thing I’m interested in, but until then, if you have any ideas … Continue reading

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Contact Management getting more exciting

I started writing this post some (six?) months ago, and then forgot about it. I got the email that etacts was shutting down and then saw that it was being purchased by Salesforce so figured I might as well just … Continue reading

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Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight Without Oil by Richard Gilbert | LibraryThing

Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight Without Oil by Richard Gilbert | LibraryThing – overall, this is an excellent book, and one can’t but help be persuaded by the core thesis: that oil is peaking about right now, that transportation … Continue reading

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Bloom laptop designed with e-recycling in mind – Core77

Bloom laptop designed with e-recycling in mind – Core77 – this seems fantastic, from the perspective of assembly time (and thus cost), repair, and recycling, not to mention flexibility and ergonomics. I wonder if there’s any chance of the concepts … Continue reading

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Updating an Old Site

As many of you know, back in high school school I created Fagan Finder. Having not updated most of the website since 2004 or earlier, I’ve found it quite strange as I updated a bunch of pages over the last … Continue reading

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Joint Declaration by Canada and France

Back in 2008 I wrote about Hossein Derakhshan’s arrest in Iran. It’s been about six years since I met him in person. He sat in prison for about two years without charges and a few months ago was sentenced to … Continue reading

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YouTube – TEDxCalgary – Naheed Nenshi – Calgary 3.0

YouTube – TEDxCalgary – Naheed Nenshi – Calgary 3.0 is a video (via Reddit) of the newly-elected mayor of Calgary. It’s an election that I was unaware of until today when (like most other non-Calgarians) when the news seems to … Continue reading

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Extreme YIMBYism

About a month ago in discussion I suggested that if neighbourhoods were required to manage their own waste, as in each maintain their own small landfill, things we change pretty darn fast. People would immediately drastically reduce their waste, and … Continue reading

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Toronto Election Polls

Following up a bit on my recent post, it seems I’m one of the data points in the latest Nanos Research poll (PDF). While my vote is still undecided, the one thing I do know is that my least-desired choice … Continue reading

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