A day in the life of Danny D'Amours

New research policy a victory for ‘open access’

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) which is Canada’s health research granting agency, has released a new policy which mandates that the research that it funds must be made open to the public. The policy states that as soon as possible after publication, peer-reviewed research papers must be made publicly available. There can be exceptions […]

September 11th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Misc | no comments

Wikipedia infiltrated by intelligence agencies?

How much can you trust articles on wikipedia? For that matter, how much can you trust other sources of information? This article (Wikipedia and the Intelligence Services – OhmyNews International) describes signs that suggest intelligence agencies may be placing mis-information on Wikipedia and it also has a bit of a historical perspective on previous mis-information […]

July 30th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Media, Misc | no comments

Canada : an oil importer???

According to the US department of energy, Canada is listed as the worlds 15th largest net exporter of oil. You would think that since we are such a large exporter of oil that we wouldn’t need imports to satisfy our oil needs. Unfortunately that isn’t the case. A large portion of the eastern half of […]

July 28th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Economics, Misc, New Brunswick | 5 comments

Sorry for the downtime….

Over the past couple of days, I have experienced a couple of incidents of downtime. First on Friday, my DNS resolution stopped working. Very strange, I thought. It turns out that my secondary DNS had gone down and a change on my firewall was blocking UDP DNS traffic so no resolution could occur. Then Friday […]

July 17th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Misc, Tech | no comments

A little New Brunswick History Lesson

nbpolitio at Politics from a New Brunswick Perspective has posted his take on the best 8 New Brunswick premiers. Being brought up in northern Ontario, I didn’t get exposed to a lot of these names growing up. It is a nice refresher on New Brunswick political history and the men who have held power at […]

July 17th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Fredericton, Misc, New Brunswick | no comments

Busing 101 – Good for a laugh

I had to laugh at Kelly Lamrock‘s (the education minister here in New Brunswick) quote today in the Daily Gleaner. First a bit of background : Recently the school district 18 here in Fredericton announced a change in policy with regards to busing students after school. Effectively, buses will no longer drop off students at […]

July 9th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Fredericton, Misc, New Brunswick | no comments

Sports update

I managed to watch a little bit of the NBA draft last night. Seeing as Toronto didn’t have any picks this year, my interest level wasn’t too high. The Raptors did make a last minute trade for #58 pick for a draft pick next year. I didn’t get to watch much NCAA basketball this spring […]

June 29th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Misc | no comments

I’m back

Over a month with no posts… and just when I was starting to think that I was getting on a roll! There hasn’t been too much to report from here. I have played a bit with the OpenJDK release and have run into some problems building it but I think that I’m almost there. I […]

June 28th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Java, Misc, Tech | no comments

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