A day in the life of Danny D'Amours

OpenJDK build b20 issues – BinaryPlugs.gmk not found

After my previous success building OpenJDK, I decided to download the updated build (b20) of OpenJDK. A quick make revealed a problem: >>>Recursively making sound all @ Wed Sep 19 23:00:57 ADT 2007 … make[3]: Entering directory `/home/damoursda/workspace-openjdk/openjdk/j2se/make/javax/sound’ Makefile:64: ../../common/BinaryPlugs.gmk: No such file or directory make[3]: *** No rule to make target `../../common/BinaryPlugs.gmk’. Stop. Performing […]

September 19th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Java, Tech | no comments

Java technical presentations – JavaOne and Jazoon

If you are looking for what is new and exciting in the Java world, the presentations from two recent Java conferences have been published. Check out the presentations from JavaOne 2007 and Jazoon 07. There are some very good presentations about Java and Ajax, Java Server Faces, GlassFish, Java and scripting, Java and web services […]

September 18th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Eclipse, Java, Tech | no comments

Fedora 8 Test 2 released

Last Thursday Fedora 8 Test 2 (aka F8T2 aka 7.91) was released. Included in the test is the defaulting of PulseAudio as the sound system as well as disabling X Font Service (xfs) by default. Fedora 8 which is scheduled to be released in early November is slated to include Gnome 2.20, Eclipse 3.3, rsyslog […]

September 16th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Linux, Tech | one comment

CN Tower no longer world’s tallest

After holding the title of the tallest free standing structure for over 30 years, the CN Tower in Toronto has lost its moniker to the Burj Dubai tower which now stand 2 metres taller than the CN Tower which stands at 553 metres. When completed the Burj Dubai will top a whopping 800 metres high […]

September 13th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Misc | no comments

SEO Tips for Bloggers – Matt Cutts presentation at Wordcamp 2007

I just watched an interesting Matt Cutts’ presentation at Wordcamp 2007 which discusses search engine optimization techniques and pitfalls for bloggers. There is nothing earth shattering in the presentation but he does make some good points of things to keep in mind while writing and structuring your blog. Matt Cutts is the head of Google’s […]

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

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

Will WordPress 2.3 database schema changes break plugins?

It appears that the upcoming WordPress 2.3 will contain some database schema changes which I am afraid will break some of the wordpress plugins. The main changes appear to be related to categories but I will still be quite hesitant to upgrade before I can confirm that all of my plugins still work on the […]

September 10th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Tech | no comments

August unemployment rate up in New Brunswick: Good News???

On Friday the 7th Statistics Canada released the latest Canadian employment figures (The Daily, Friday, September 7, 2007. Labour Force Survey). Although the headline grabbing unemployment rate has gone up from 7.2% to 7.7% in August this masks very positive trends in the labour market. Employment has gone up by 1000 (rounded) jobs – a […]

September 10th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Economics, Fredericton, New Brunswick | one comment

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