Moving

Date

It's been decided. I'm leaving Montréal and getting a job in Japan.

*Update: the sale is over. Thanks for all of the inquiries.*

more ...

PopupGallery, now pageable

Date

Some of you may have used the PopupGallery available at Yellow Swordfish. In the last few days I made changes to it so that the hover gallery automatically becomes pageable if there are too many pictures to be fitted on the page. You can see an example at my test …

more ...

Facebookers Against Irrelevant Facebook Groups

Date

Yesterday I finally caved in to peer pressure and joined Facebook. Immediately, I find myself disappointed by its Groups feature. Frankly, it's nothing more than a huge mess, with a really bad signal-to-noise ratio. Many irresponsible kiddies create groups that are irrelevant and off-topic with respect to the group types …

more ...

Date and Time in PHP 5 and MySQL 5

Date

Time for a little technical post.

Date and time manipulation are one of the most common components in web applications. This is true for a few reasons:

  1. Web applications can have users coming from anywhere around the globe, under many different timezones.
  2. Chances are that you receive date and time …
more ...

A Little Bit of Update (Hong Kong/Macau/China)

Date

Hello everybody, I know I haven't posted in the longest time. I have been lazy/busy/travelling in the past months. Anyway, here it goes ...

My long vacation started off with a trip to Hong Kong and China. In fact, it was pretty much the main theme of the whole …

more ...

Solving grade 8 algebra... the Enterprise way

Date

I have been tutoring grade 8 math for some time. And let me tell you that it is not easy. Doing grade 8 math is one thing, but tutoring/teaching it is a completely different story. The trouble is that, by dint of having done a lot of much harder …

more ...

Impresario Public Release

Date

It's been decided. Impresario is scheduled for public release on June 1st. Among other cool new features, it will feature a setup wizard to facilitate deployment. I hope everybody will enjoy the release.

more ...

New Graduate Student for Hire!

Date

Exams were over more than a week ago. 3 of the 4 grades are already posted, the only grade missing being that of the capstone project. I can be sure that I'm graduating on time because there is pretty much no way that I can fail the capstone project.

So …

more ...

Impresario is not dead!

Date

From the reactions we gathered at the capstone demo, it appears that many people like our product. Now here is a great news for those of you interested: the development of Impresario is entering phase 2! That's right, even though we have already handed in the product for evaluation, we …

more ...

Concordia Iron Ring Ceremony 2006

Date

After 4 years of blood, toil, tears, and sweat, (most of) my friends and I finally got our iron ring this Friday, March 24th. Having this special symbol of the engineer on the pinky feels great but it's also difficult to not notice its presence. For instance, washing your hands …

more ...