Author Archives: mfagan

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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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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