Dec 23, 2013

Snow Effect in Google+ Photo

I didn't know Google+'s Auto Awesome mode does snow effects too. It was a pleasant surprise to find out what it did to a picture I took recently. It would make a good x-mas card :)

Dec 10, 2013

How Much Canadian Programmers Make

I didn't know that Canada government publishes the salary survey information for programmers until today. But here it is.. this shows how much we, Canadian programmers, make for each region.

http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca/LMI_report_bynoc.do?&noc=2173&reportOption=wage

This shows low, median, high hourly wages and the data is pretty up-to-date. (for example, BC stat is from 2011-2012). To calculate the annual salary out of this, simply use this formula:

hourly wage * 40 (hr/wk) * 52 (wk) = 

Alberta, the oil nation, comes in first, followed by BC and ON. If you are my neighbour living in BC, you should make:

  • low: $44,990
  • median: $79,997
  • high: $131,997

So are you making enough? :P