Sunday, April 20, 2008

Almost Finished at Microsoft & Work Reports

My work term at Microsoft is coming to an end. I've been working on my work report, which will likely be my last post to the blog I have at Microsoft. In the spirit of leaving on a good note, I'm planning on bringing in some beer and scotch for my last day.

Work reports have never been something which I've enjoyed doing even with Simon Law's wonderful work report package. I keep on intending on releasing an updated version of his template, but I have yet to have one of my work reports conform the formatting guidelines, which seem to vary in interpretation from term to term.

I'm looking forward to the break between terms, this term has been too busy for me to get much interesting work done on my own projects. I'm hoping to have something resembling working before I have to jump back into next semester.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Upgrading to Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)

I recently decided to upgrade to Ubuntu 8.04 (HardyHeron), despite it being in beta, so that I could give the new ghc a spin. During my upgrade I ran across bug 174148 (“Element <standard_system_servicedirs> not allowed inside <busconfig> in configuration file"). The simple work around is to restart dbus ("sudo /etc/init.d/dbus restart") and then continue with the upgrade. Other than that its been a smooth upgrade.

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