A day in the life of Danny D'Amours

Wikipedia infiltrated by intelligence agencies?

How much can you trust articles on wikipedia? For that matter, how much can you trust other sources of information? This article (Wikipedia and the Intelligence Services – OhmyNews International) describes signs that suggest intelligence agencies may be placing mis-information on Wikipedia and it also has a bit of a historical perspective on previous mis-information […]

July 30th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Media, Misc | no comments

Canada : an oil importer???

According to the US department of energy, Canada is listed as the worlds 15th largest net exporter of oil. You would think that since we are such a large exporter of oil that we wouldn’t need imports to satisfy our oil needs. Unfortunately that isn’t the case. A large portion of the eastern half of […]

July 28th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Economics, Misc, New Brunswick | 5 comments

Helping the U.S. bypass H1B regulations?

As Tim Bray points out, points out, Microsoft is setting up a Vancouver office which will help them hire people which they otherwise wouldn’t be able to due to H1B issues. Perhaps Fredericton could do the same of Boston and other northeastern US based tech companies? After all, we now have twice daily flights to […]

July 27th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Economics, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Tech | no comments

Changes: Google Adsense and Andreas04 2.0

Added Google Adsense and changed WordPress theme to Andreas04 2.0 After procrastinating for a while, I finally changed the default wordpress theme to Andreas04 2.0. This theme appears a lot nicer than the default, it puts in random images from a specified directory and it allows a lot more customization than the default theme. I […]

July 21st, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Tech | no comments

Mozilla based browser for maemo and Nokia N800

Nokia has released a Mozilla based browser engine for the N800 internet tablet device and the maemo platform. Mozilla based browser for maemo To install the new browser engine from the N800 go to this URL : http://repository.maemo.org/extras/dists/3.2/install/microb-browser.install This will install a new application repository and then install the Mozilla engine. I must admit that […]

July 20th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Android/Mobile, Tech | no comments

The Nokia N800: Better Without a Phone? – I don’t think so…

Daniel Gentleman from Thoughtfix posted a vlog entry about the Nokia N800 and why he thinks that the next revision of the N800 Internet Tablet shouldn’t include phone capabilities. He does make some valid points about the additional costs pushing the price of the unit higher. Some other users seem to have similar opinions. I, […]

July 19th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Android/Mobile, Tech | no comments

Sorry for the downtime….

Over the past couple of days, I have experienced a couple of incidents of downtime. First on Friday, my DNS resolution stopped working. Very strange, I thought. It turns out that my secondary DNS had gone down and a change on my firewall was blocking UDP DNS traffic so no resolution could occur. Then Friday […]

July 17th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Misc, Tech | no comments

A little New Brunswick History Lesson

nbpolitio at Politics from a New Brunswick Perspective has posted his take on the best 8 New Brunswick premiers. Being brought up in northern Ontario, I didn’t get exposed to a lot of these names growing up. It is a nice refresher on New Brunswick political history and the men who have held power at […]

July 17th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Fredericton, Misc, New Brunswick | no comments

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