A day in the life of Danny D'Amours

Modest – New maemo email client

Word has it that a new email client is being developed by Nokia for the maemo platform which is used on the N800 and 770 Internet tablets. According to Murray Cummin, the new client will use Tinymail under the covers which itself uses a modified version of Camel which is the library that Evolution uses […]

August 29th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Android/Mobile, Linux, Tech | one comment

Good economic news for New Brunswick

I am quite happy to hear a few good news New Brunswick economic stories in the news lately. The biggest announcement has been Potash Corp.’s announcement that they will build a new potash mine in Sussex, New Brunswick. This construction phase of this project has an estimated cost of $1.7 billion and is projected to […]

August 23rd, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Economics, Fredericton, New Brunswick | no comments

Java-Gnome – GTK programming in Java

After writing my last java-gnome post, I decided to look a bit deeper and quickly noticed that the java-gnome bindings in the Fedora 7 repository are in fact version 2.12 and not the latest version 4.0.3. Version 2.12 is no longer being supported and maintained and it fact only covers GTK up to version 2.6 […]

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

Making Fredericton a more livable and bicycle friendly city- Part 2

The Fredericton trail system really is one of the city’s nicest assets. In my previous entry, I discussed my suggestions for improvements to the city’s trail system. I’d like to elaborate a little more on specific sections of the trails that should be examine for expansion or improvement. For a nice map of the current […]

August 20th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Fredericton, New Brunswick | no comments

OpenJDK success

When Sun released OpenJDK, I thought that I would give it a spin to try it out. I ended up getting frustrated with all of the dependencies and tweaks that were required to get it to build properly especially on my Fedora system. That was on build 12 I believe. I remember reading that the […]

August 20th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Java, Linux, Tech | one comment

MyEclipse and Hibernate

I started doing some Hibernate work this week using MyEclipse 6.0 M1 on Eclipse 3.3 (Europa) and I ran into a problem with signed jars which showed the error message: signer information does not match signer information of other classes in the same package Apparently JAR are now being signed in 6.0 but cglib and […]

August 18th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Eclipse, Java, Tech | 3 comments

Collaboration on the internet – wikis.sun.com

I came across this posting from Sun’s Director of Web Technologies Tim Bray announcing the new site http://wikis.sun.com. This site is a wiki “ranch” and allows employees and groups at Sun to collaboratively work with external partners and the public at large. This site might appear to have some similarities with http://blogs.sun.com but wikis are […]

August 18th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Business, Tech | no comments

ZipDecode Visualization and the Processing Language

I “StumbledUpon” a neat little visualization program called ZipDecode from Ben Fry from MIT. This program is quite a slick visualization demo which shows geographic distribution of zip codes across the USA. One interesting thing which I discovered while examining the program is that it was created using a language called Processing. This language is […]

August 16th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Java, Tech | no comments

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