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CFML Developer Position - Smithsonian Institution

Contact Loren Scherbak (contact info below) if interested.========================================
Job Link on USAJOBS: Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution is offering a rare, Federal Grade 11 programming position. We are a Coldfusion 9 shop with a lot of creative opportunities to work with XML. We only have one dedicated programmer position, but this position gets to work with a great team comprising a web/usability specialist, a metadata specialist, and a database administrator. The Archives is in the forefront of the archival community in using library catalog data (MARC) and Encoded Archival Description (EAD XML) to describe fully digitized collections on our website.I can talk with anyone at great length about our work, but I want to get this announcement out to as many people as possible as we have a very short window for the job opening. The application is due by Dec. 3rd.Loren Scherbak
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20+ CFML Developer Positions Available - Irvine, CA, Culver City, CA, or Plano, TX

Please contact Brandon Fujii (contact info at the end of this post) for more information. ============================== We have over 20+ openings for ColdFusion Developers. They can sit in Irvine, Culver City and Plano.Cold Fusion Developers-Irvine, CA, Culver City, CA or Plano, TX
The Developer's main goal is to implement the application as specified within the planned timeframe. The Developer is also expected to help specify the features of physical design, estimate time and effort to complete each feature, build or supervise implementation of features, prepare product for deployment, and provide technology subject-matter expertise to the team.

Work with account managers to facilitate consensus in client meetings while projecting confidence, significant industry knowledge and basic facilitation skills
Collaborate with Tech Lead, System Architect and Business Analyst to integrate different perspectives into technical d…

SpringSource Tool Suite 2.5.1 Update Fails, and the Fix

Ever since I started using SpringSource Tool Suite I don't think I've ever been able to update it successfully through the normal Eclipse update process. STS 2.5.1 was released yesterday and sure enough, my update failed. At least this time I got a discrete enough error that I was able to find a solution.

If your update fails with an error along the lines of "could not remove directory {your_sts_dir}/dropins" then as the bug link above states, just create an empty file in that directory and it'll work (I just did 'touch foo' to get something in there).

Supposedly this issue will be fixed in the next release. Hopefully I can update to that one to find out. ;-)

Setting the Initial Root Password for MySQL on CentOS

I was setting up a new CentOS server tonight and installed MySQL via yum. If you're familiar with installing MySQL via apt-get on Debian-based systems, you'll know that during the install it prompts you to set the MySQL root password. Not so on CentOS.

When I've installed MySQL on CentOS in the past, I could have sworn the default root password was blank, and that right after the installation is complete you set it like so:

mysqladmin -u root password NEW_PASSWORD

Either my memory is foggy, or something's changed with how this is done. No matter what I tried I kept getting "access denied" messages from MySQL and of course since I never set a root password, I have no idea what it wants from me.

Luckily there's a solution, at least one that worked for me, though I still feel like I may be missing something so although this worked, I'm happy to be told there's a simpler way.

First, make sure no MySQL processes are running:

killall -9 mysqld

Next, start…

‘Code for America’ Programmers to Work in City Governments

Four cities will each receive a team of five open source Web programmers for 11 months, as selected by Code for America, a new nonprofit that’s pairing Web geeks with city governments.

The selected cities were Boston, Seattle, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Each city paid $250,000 to participate, which included submitting applications and proposals for what they wanted from a team of fellows.

Code for America recently announced its 20 fellows for 2011, chosen from among 360 applicants. The fellows will work mostly from Code for America’s San Francisco headquarters; the programmers will spend February of next year at the actual local governments they’ll be serving.
Really cool stuff. Can't wait to see what comes out of this in Seattle.