A day in the life of Danny D'Amours

WindowBuilder Pro version 6.5.0 released

Instantiations have released version 6.5.0 of WindowBuilder Pro their Eclipse based Java GUI builder. The new & noteworthy page describes some of the improvements available in this new version. WindowBuilder Pro supports not only standard Swing GUIs but Eclipse’s Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) and Google’s Web Toolkit (GWT). One of my favourite features of WindowBuilder’s […]

October 31st, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Eclipse, Java, Linux, Misc, Tech | 2 comments

Irving’s Brunswick News vs. Kenneth Langdon’s Carleton Free Press – Part 3

This is the third part of the Irving owned Brunswick News versus the upstart Carleton Free Press headed by William Kenneth Langdon. Part 1 and Part 2 are available as background on the soap opera / court case. At the continuation of the injunction hearing against Ken Langdon, Brunswick News has decided to scale back […]

October 30th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Business, Fredericton, Media, New Brunswick | 3 comments

SwingX 0.9.0 released!

Almost two years in the making (since November 18, 2005), the advanced Java Swing component project SwingX has been released. The project has been advancing over the last two years slowly adding and refining the included Swing components however it appears that nobody was willing to commit to a release. There was talk about having […]

October 29th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Java, Tech | one comment

Silver Wave Film Festival 2007 screenings announced

The Silver Wave Film Festival has announced its list of screenings for this year’s festival which takes place November 8 -11, 2007. There are quite a few New Brunswick producers and productions. Unfortunately most of the NB entries are shorter flicks but the opening gala on Thursday night does feature the film “They Didn’t Make […]

October 25th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Entertainment, Fredericton, New Brunswick | no comments

Is it really “Product of Canada”?

After waxing about Canadian apple juice not really being Canadian, I was quite pleased to see CBC’s Marketplace tonight discussing the same issue on a larger scale. The program examined some food products which are labeled as “Product of Canada” and attempts to trace where the main ingredients actually come from. The host Wendy Mesley, […]

October 24th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Business, Economics | one comment

The Irving – Brunswick News soap opera continues

My previous post on the case of Irving / Brunwick News vs. the former Bugle-Observer publisher WilliamKenneth Langdon stated that the case would be brought to court on October 19th. According to the CBC, at the course case the judge ruled that affidavits entered into evidence by Mr. Langdon were inadmissible the case. Brunswick News […]

October 23rd, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Business, Fredericton, Media, New Brunswick | one comment

One step closer to a fully open source JDK

As I have discussed before, we are slowly getting close to a fully open source JDK. We have taken two more steps earlier this month with new releases of GNU’s Classpath and IcedTea. IcedTea 1.4 Released! « Lillian’s Blog From the release notes: * Updated to OpenJDK b21 build (README and INSTALL updated accordingly). * […]

October 22nd, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Java, Tech | no comments

Improvements to Google Webmaster Tools

Today Google updated their Webmaster Tools product and have added some VERY nice improvements. My favourite new feature is that up to 6 months of historical search query statistics are now available. In addition each search query entry displays the percentage of the top 20 entries that the particular entry represents. This is really helpful […]

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

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