A day in the life of Danny D'Amours

New Brunswick highway cameras online

New Brunswick’s Department of Transportation has put highway cameras online to let users see highway conditions before heading out.

November 30th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Fredericton, New Brunswick | 4 comments

Fedora 8 released and installed – bumps and bruises.

Fedora 8 was released a on November 8th. As previously mentioned, unlike Microsoft’s Vista, this looks to be a nice upgrade. It took a while for me to get my primary system upgraded but I finally got around to it on Friday. Installation issues I performed an upgrade in place of my Fedora 7 Dell […]

November 27th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Java, Linux, Tech | no comments

Topozone now has Canadian Maps

The topographic map website TopoZone.com now contains the full set of Canadian topographic maps from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). Apparently these maps have been available since August of this year but with only the United States topo maps available previously, I didn’t have much reason to revisit the site. Now that TopoZone has data that […]

November 23rd, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Mapping, New Brunswick | one comment

SwingX 0.9.1 released

After a drought of a few years, SwingX released version 0.9.0.  Less than a month later, SwingX released version 0.9.1. There appears to be a renewed energy around the project with 75 issues resolved, refactoring of the API and added functionality; all within a month. Major changes listed in the release notes: JXLoginPanel has been […]

November 23rd, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Java, Tech | one comment

Make Eclipse look good on Linux

Max Anderson has an interesting article describing tips on how to make Eclipse look better on Linux. As he demonstrates via screenshots, Eclipse under GTK and Linux uses by default a larger font and much more space between elements. Systemwide GTK+ settings By shrinking the font sizes and the spacing between the elements, you can […]

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

Nokia N810 (IT OS2008) firmware on the N800

As detailed on CNet, the Nokia N810 firmware has been leaked and people have been trying it out on the N800. Some of the major features of the new OS: Upgrade the processor speed from 320 MHz to 400 MHz Now uses Mozilla browser instead of Opera Improved Flash (and hence YouTube) Linux kernel upgraded […]

November 16th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Android/Mobile, Atlantic Canada, Linux, Tech | 4 comments

Another one bites the dust….

On Monday, IBM announced the acquisition of Cognos for $4.9 billion dollars. Although it is great news for Cognos shareholders, I can’t help but think that the result is one less independent Canadian technology company. With the recent acquisitions of ATI by AMD, Sierra Systems by Golden Gate Capital and DataMirror by IBM, the list […]

November 13th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Business, Tech | no comments

Skype for Linux – Now with video support

Quick on the release of Skype for Linux version 1.4, EBay / Skype has released their latest Linux beta, version 2.0.0.13. The big news is that this beta version finally includes support for VIDEO! I tested it out with a colleague of mine (my install was Fedora his Ubuntu) and it seemed to work quite […]

November 8th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Android/Mobile, Linux, Tech | one comment

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