A day in the life of Danny D'Amours

New Brunswick budget day – Tax and spend or just spend?

The New Brunswick government released its provincial budget today in the Legislature. Among some of the highlights: 2007-2008 surplus of $18 million 2008-2009 projected surplus of $19 million 2008 projected 1.8% growth of provincial real GDP Post secondary tuition freeze thanks to an increase of $12 million to post secondary institutions $63.5 million or 7.2% […]

March 19th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Economics, New Brunswick | no comments

Martian Headsets – about the web standards war

Joel Spolsky has an informative and entertaining post entitled Martian Headsets which discusses the recent decision by Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 development team to make the default rendering mode “Standards” as opposed to IE7 compatible. Joel not only discusses the pros and cons of this decision but how we arrived at this point where every […]

March 18th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Tech | 2 comments

Nokia N810 price drop… but not in Canada

Looking to buy an N810? The Nokia N810 internet tablet has had a price drop in certain countries. Unfortunately Canada isn’t one of those locations… yet. $90 drop in Nokia N810 price… for some There were rumours the Internet Tablet Talk forums that the price for the N810 was going to drop from $479 to […]

March 15th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Android/Mobile | one comment

Lack of Intelligence at the CBC – Intelligence, jPod and MVP cancelled

It appears that the axe has fallen and CBC has cancelled some of it’s (at least in my opinion) best series. Judging from comments and articles at various sites, it seems that I’m not the only disappointed viewer out there either. Loss of Intelligence As I had eluded to in an earlier post, CBC has […]

March 11th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Entertainment, Media | 10 comments

SwingX 0.9.2 Released

SwingX the Swing component library from SwingLabs has released version 0.9.2. There are not too many major changes from version 0.9.1, however over 100 bugs have reportedly been fixed and a lot of deprecated code has been removed. It is nice to see this project be active and get some momentum behind it. It appears […]

March 6th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Java | no comments