A day in the life of Danny D'Amours

Canada’s trade with China – Growing and Growing

I have written a little bit about Canada and its trade with China especially with respect to food. Last Friday, a study detailing Canada’s trade with China was released by Statistics Canada. The study reveals that China has moved into the rank of Canada’s second largest trading partner after having surpassed Japan and the U.K. […]

December 20th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Economics | no comments

Buying a Nokia N810 in Canada

Canadians can finally buy Nokia N810 internet tablet IN Canada! That is right after being disappointed and left out with the previous releases of the N800 and 770 internet tablets, Nokia Canada is finally offering the N810 for sale on their website for $485 CAD. That is for those who aren’t content to run OS2008 […]

December 17th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Android/Mobile | 4 comments

Google Maps adds new terrain view

Last week, Google added a new terrain view to Google Maps. Google has moved the “Hybrid” view to a “Show Labels” option under the satellite view in order to add the terrain view. Although I appreciate having access to additional data, I find that the terrain view doesn’t show terrain features in enough detail. The […]

December 16th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Mapping, Tech | no comments

Employment and Unemployment in New Brunswick – November 2007

Last week Statistics Canada released its Labour Force Survey for the month of November. As I have done in previous months, I will look at some of the numbers and try to spot some trends especially when it comes to the province of New Brunswick and the Fredericton region in particular. The headline numbers in […]

December 14th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Business, Economics, Fredericton, New Brunswick | no comments

Tracking and analyzing website statistics – Google Analytics improvements

I was pleasantly surprised this morning to see that Google Analytics had changed. Google has added many features to Analytics to allow improved statistics comparison by allowing multiple attributes or multiple sites to be graphed simultaneously. It is thus now easy to compare month to month statistics or to find correlations between variables; say average […]

December 14th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Tech | 2 comments

Java-Gnome 4.0.5 released!

Hot on the heels of version 4.0.4, Java-Gnome 4.0.5 has been released! The biggest item of note in 4.0.5 is coverage of GTK’s TreeModel and TreeView APIs. Other items of note include improvements to image handling and additional signals and methods on Widget and Window. Interestingly, there has been a new class org.gnome.screenshot.ScreenShot added which […]

December 10th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Java | no comments

Atlantic Canadian IT news, stories and profiles – meshEAST.com

meshEAST is a new blog about Atlantic Canadian startup companies in the IT and the interactive media sector by Lisa Rousseau. It really is great to hear stories of local companies and their ups and downs. It is much more relevant reading than TechCrunch and all of the other Silicon Valley/US centric IT media sites. […]

December 10th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Business, New Brunswick, Tech | no comments

Is Computer Science Dying? – Declining enrolment in computer science

Here is an interesting article I came across entitled “Is Computer Science Dying?” which discusses declining enrolment in computer science faculties and departments and some of the reasons behind it. Why is Computer Science enrolment declining? Important factors in the declining enrolment are the fallout from the dot.com bubble along with the trend towards increased […]

December 2nd, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Tech | 2 comments