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Community briefs and cluefulness

Last week I attended the City of Toronto’s Data, eh? event, billed as “part celebration and part moving forward.” A major intent was to connect those working with data inside and outside of the City; it was great to see … Continue reading

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[murmur] vs. the Digital Sabbath?

It’s been 9 years since James, Shawn and I came up with [murmur], and it’s been a couple of years since I was directly involved with it, but it’s featured nicely in this article by Jason Farman in The Atlantic: … Continue reading

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A Bixi Toronto map with less suck

Bixi launched in Toronto last week, and I approve. Not only because the bikes are sturdy and fun to ride, but because there’s data on where they are, at That page supposedly “optimized” for mobile devices, but I can tell … Continue reading

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I’m maybe better than average at coming up with project ideas, but definitely poor at coming up with names for them. (Doubtless, this is one of the reasons most of my work has been collaborative.) But over lunch with Mark … Continue reading

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Grad school

I’ve long strongly discouraged my friends when they’ve said “I think I’m going to go back to school.” Grad school seemed primarily a place to go to incur debt and delay making real decisions about what to do with your … Continue reading

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First post

I’m starting my first personal blog with the hope that I’ll be inspired/guilted to write more, which will presumably mean resolving some of the loose ends that have habitually been hanging off most of my ideas lately. A year and … Continue reading

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