Author Archives: mfagan

Census Update: It’s the Economy, Stupid | eaves.ca

Census Update: It’s the Economy, Stupid | eaves.ca – this is driving me crazy. One of the most basic things a country needs to do is measure itself. The data is needed for the country to decide anything, as demonstrated … Continue reading

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No Impact Man | LibraryThing

I’ve written before about how I now log the books I read. Oh, and my one complaint with LibraryThing from that post turns out to be wrong anyway. For the past dozen or so books I’ve read I’ve been intending … Continue reading

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Toronto Elections 2010

I’ve been largely ignoring all news about the Toronto mayoral election until it suddenly dawned upon me that I can vote this time, given my recent move back to Toronto. Better get informed… Election website is here. The date is … Continue reading

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The Ask.com Blog: Bloglines Update (and how I don’t get Twitter)

The Ask.com Blog: Bloglines Update – “update” is kind of an understatement, given that Ask is shutting down Bloglines. Bloglines was the tool I used for all of my newsreading (so second in importance after email) for years until, long … Continue reading

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back online

It seems this blog was down, perhaps for a few days or so. Fixed now, it required a tweak in the .htaccess file… no idea why, perhaps Dreamhost changed something with mod_security.

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Getting space-saving furniture right: Resource Furniture – Core77

Getting space-saving furniture right: Resource Furniture – Core77 – I’ve seen the occasional piece of compact and/or multi-use furniture before (e.g. apartment in a box and Gary Chang’s flexible Hong Kong apartment, and generally the small house movement) but never … Continue reading

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xkcd: University Website

xkcd: University Website – I couldn’t have said it any better

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Google Acquires Metaweb To Make Search Smarter

Google Acquires Metaweb To Make Search Smarter – I’m almost getting sick of noting every time Google buys a company I really like. This one worries me a bit, as a lot of their work involves open data, and I … Continue reading

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MapQuest Dev Blog – MapQuest Opens Up – in the UK

MapQuest Dev Blog – MapQuest Opens Up – in the UK – people’s eyes tend to gloss over when I explain that it won’t be that many years before most online maps and GPS devices use OpenStreetMap as their data … Continue reading

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Colours In Cultures

Colours In Cultures – there’s some neat data in here, although the graphic is quite poorly designed. Despite that, you can still pick out a few interesting points of what are semi-universal colour conventions: red: heat, passion (and to a … Continue reading

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