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Showing posts from January, 2010

Using the Community Build Framework for Pentaho

Recently I had to prepare a installation for the Pentaho BI Server (CE) and I decided to try the Community Build Framework (CBF) from Pedro Alves. I had to install the server on a test and a production environment so it seemed to fit perfectly for my requirements. It is working fine now and helps a lot in applying changes to the installation having a clean structure but it took me quiet a few hours till I had it working (probably because I'm not an expert when it comes to using ant & Co.) Here are some issues you should be aware of: You'll need Java 1.6. Make sure your path to ant, java but especially the project folder doesn't contain any spaces. Spaces will only cause problems. Tomcat 6 is not supported yet. I recommend setting the solution paths to the folder "C:/...../project-client/solution" until you figured out how CBF works in detail. You will have your CBF ready to run a lot faster than I did if you keep these issues in mind. I'm sure I

Stop annoying applications in your Facebook news feed

With getting more and more friends on Facebook, I also get a whole bunch of them playing Mafia Wars, Farmville and all these other applications. And of course every day they have to share with me their latest score. I just found a good way how to stop getting these annoying updates in my news feed: In the entry of the application in your news feed, click on the application name (highlighted in the screenshot). This will lead you to the application page. On the application page you will see a link "Block Application" (Highlighted again). Click on it. Facebook will ask you to confirm your decision. Confirm to block it. Go back to your Facebook start page (news feed). All entries from this application will be gone!