Author Archives: mfagan

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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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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