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Sean Patrick Hagen

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2017

Inquisition Syndrome

It’s Tuesday, and I’m a bit hungover, so instead of doing real work I’m going to write something.

2016

Been Away

So, looks like my attempt to keep up the blogging thing failed. And looking back at my New Years Day post, I apparently failed to keep up some of my other go...

Learning to DM D&D

I’ve recently got into playing Dungeons & Dragons, DM-ing for two groups of friends.

Email in Emacs

So as part of my plans for the new year is consolidating my tools. The first thing that I’ve done is start to use Emacs and Mu4e to handle all my email.

Heading Into 2016

So it’s the end of another year. I didn’t write a post last year, but after seeing this post, I figured I should make a record of things that I want to try a...

2015

Uprading To A New Nexus

I’m in the market for a new cell phone. I have been for the past year or so. First I was putting off getting a new phone because I was waiting for the Nexus ...

How To Safely Store A Password In 2015

I stumbled onto Coda Hale’s post about how to safely store a password earlier this week. In it, he discusses how to safely store a users’ password on your sy...

2014

Personal Metrics

So, last weekend I finally made a purchase I’ve been thinking about for a few months now. I picked up the FitBit Aria and the FitBit Flex.

Back To Blogging

It has been waaaay too long since I’ve written a blog post. The last one I wrote was back in July, right after the Celebration of Lights. Things have been a ...

Celebration of Light

Yesterday I hung out on the beach for an afternoon, and watched some fireworks.

Trip To Quebec

So a few weeks ago Marie and I went on a trip to Quebec. The main reason was that we were going to her high school reunion. We also just needed a week off. I...

Camping At Narin Falls

I went camping with my girlfriend this weekend at Narin Falls. It was pretty awesome. We went up on Friday night, and came back Sunday afternoon. Overall, it...

Housing Woes

So, I’ve been a “home-owner” for about two years now. I actually managed to get a pretty good deal for my place – the bathroom and kitchen had been renovated...

3D For Fun And Profit

The project that I’ve been working on at ThoughtShop is almost ready to show off. There have been a few interesting snags that I’ve run into while getting th...

Getting Up

So, last month I mentioned that I had talked to a doctor. When I talked to her she mentioned that I should exercise more, as well as trying to have a more re...

Bike Snacks

Since I started at ThoughtShop, I’ve been biking to and from work most days. The route I take is generally about 8km, and takes me 30 or 40 minutes, dependin...

First Week At The New Job

So, I’ve been working at Thought Shop for a week now. I guess I should write down some of my thoughts on what I think so far.

MintyBoost Progress

So, this past weekend I put together the MintyBoost that I got in the mail last week.

Stupid Article Is Stupid

If you want to experience the odd emotion of “laughing at something while being angry at it”, go check out this article. Titled “12 Reasons to Join Vancouver...

2013

Vypr VPN Contest

If you haven’t heard of Golden Frog & Vypr VPN, they’re pretty awesome. Vypr VPN is a paid VPN service that masks and protects your internet connection. ...

Learning Erlang

For a little while now, I’ve been thinking about learning a new programming language. So far, I’ve got a few languages under my belt. I work regularly with P...

I Made An Octopress Plugin!

So I ran into a problem with my new love, Octopress. I’m pseudo-live-blogging the CascadiaJS, and for one of the talks I wanted to show off a puzzle, along w...

CascadiaJS Day Two

Last day of the conference! I’m a little beat from yesterday. We had the Hacking Olympics, and while my team didn’t place it was still a ton of fun. Time to ...

Learning Octopress

So I figured that instead of trying to write my own blogging platform, it’d be better to just use a system that’s already built. The whole idea of trying to ...

2012

Google VS Canada

Let me start by saying that I’m a big fan of Google. Even before they started branching out from search into areas like email and whatnot. I’m pretty sure I’...

The Dark Knight Rises

Last night I saw the midnight showing of The Dark Knight rises. Before I go any further, I will say this: the movie was incredible. The plot, the pacing, the...

Upgrade Woes

For a while now, I’ve wanted to upgrade my phone to the Galaxy Nexus. It’s got a ton of features, not least of which is the fact that it comes with Android 4...

Thoughts On Privacy

Now that Google Drive has been released, people are once again talking about privacy issues.

CBC Under Attack For Online Music Service

It seems like all the Canadian media companies are up in arms over the newly launched web app from CBC: music.cbc.ca . My understanding is that this web app ...

Goldeneye 007: Reloaded

So about thirteen days ago I received one of the games from my GameAccess.ca queue in the mail. The game that I got was Goldeneye 007: Reloaded. This is basi...

Frighting Times

If SOPA and PROTECT-IP had happened 15 years ago, we wouldn’t have sites like Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube. We wouldn’t have services like Wordpress, o...

2011

An Experiment In Gaming

So today I’m going to start an experiment. For the last few months, I feel like I’ve been too busy to really get back into video games. As New Years Eve is j...

A Man To Run Away From

Recently, I left a job at the Vancouver Film School to join a company started by a local businessman. I chose to take this job because the pay was good, and ...