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Updating the ol’ website

Since I can’t bring myself to close down Fagan Finder, and I don’t like having such a broken website around, I’ve been trying to figure out how to keep it useful and up-to-date. In 2017 I completely rewrote both the … Continue reading

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Shortcut to finding top DNA matches for endogamous populations in 23andMe and Ancestry

For background, see Genetic Genealogy for Jewish Ancestry and Overcoming Endogamy in DNA (YouTube) by GeneaVlogger. If you take a DNA test to find relatives, and you’re from an endogamous population (such as being Ashkenazi), you need to look at … Continue reading

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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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