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Nokia buys Trolltech and QT

A few days after I pointed out that there is a QT4 port for Nokia’s Maemo platform, Nokia has announced that it is buying Trolltech the makers of the QT framework. The 150 million dollar buyout has taken some by surprise as Nokia’s Maemo platform itself is closely aligned with the QT alternative GTK+ and […]

January 30th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Android/Mobile, Linux | no comments

Java and Erlang on the Maemo platform (Nokia N810-N800-770 Internet Tablets)

Programming language choices on maemo It appears that if you are looking at programming for the maemo platform which runs on the Nokia N810 and N800 internet tablets, your options of programming languages and GUI toolkits to choose from has quickly grown. For a while now, besides C and C++ it was possible to create […]

January 24th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Android/Mobile, Java | one comment

Fredericton named as one of the top seven intelligent cities in the world

The Intelligent Community Forum has released it’s top seven picks for the most intelligent city in the world. Fredericton, New Brunswick is singled out for its municipal fiber carrier (e-Novations) and Fred-eZone its freely available municipal wireless network. One must take into account that the Intelligent Community Forum is a “think tank that focuses on […]

January 16th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Fredericton | 4 comments

End of Intelligence?

I’ve previously blogged about my fondness for the TV show Intelligence and after the great season finale in December, I now have a free block of time on Monday nights. Apparently I was not the only one complaining about CBC’s lack of advertising and promotion of the show on its network especially prior to the […]

January 16th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Entertainment, Media | 363 comments

UNB research makes Discover’s top 100 science stories of the year

Research work lead by a researcher from the University of New Brunswick’s Canadian Rivers Institute has been named as one of its top 100 Science stories (number 51) of 2007. Karen Kidd‘s studies and subsequent publications on the effect of synthetic estrogen on fish populations is clearly demonstrating what we flush down the toilet (willingly […]

January 16th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | New Brunswick | no comments

Reducing oil dependence – Toyota to introduce Plug-In Hybrid by 2010

The leader maker of hybrid vehicles with its Prius, Toyota made a surprise announcement and revealed that they will offer a Plug-In Hybrid by 2010. Toyota is claiming that the vehicle will use Lithium-Ion batteries instead of the less efficient nickel-metal hydride batteries currently being used in the Prius. Current prototypes The current plug-in hybrid […]

January 15th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Misc | no comments

VMWare Fusion features coming to VMWare Workstation

VMWare’s upcoming VMWare Workstation 6.5 will likely include one of the most demanded features from its Mac Fusion product. Specifically, it appears that VMWare Workstation 6.5 will allow virtualized applications within a VM to be “detached” from the VM showing up as a separate window on the native host OS. You could therefore have an […]

January 8th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Linux, Tech | one comment

Year end blog traffic stats and 2008 goals

As mentioned in my two month review and goals, I had set my year end goal to be 2000 visits and 5000 pageviews so here is a recap of my year end (July 1st – December 31st) traffic stats as per Google Analytics to see if I met my goals. 3647 visits (3262 absolute unique) […]

January 6th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Tech | no comments

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