I, like most developers, have always left the mail settings in the ColdFusion administrator set to localhost to keep email from actually getting out in the wild and, potentially, sent to real people (not that anyone would actually have live data in their Dev/QA environments, right?). Unless you have an SMTP server running on the server, that,... Full Entry »

I've been playing all of Duty Black Ops for a while now and eventually rented my own server. As you probably know, RCON is the standard these days for Call of Duty games. It's been used in all the Call of Duty games to date and Black ops is no different.

Basically, RCON is just utilizes a specifically formatted UDP packet to send remote... Full Entry »

I still see examples of people going way out of their way to make sure a common list has do duplicate values.

I have seen people loop their list into a new list with a listFind condition to make sure it wasn't already there. I have seen people put their list into an array (some with a loop and arrayAppend, others with listToArray), arraySort... Full Entry »

It has been a very long time since I have written any Windows/Dos batch files... probably since my DOS class in College. That being the case, there may very well be an easier/better solution to this but I could not find it with a quick search on Google. Since I couldn't find it, I wrote this simple script.

What I needed was a very simple... Full Entry »

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A friend sent this link today: http://aralbalkan.com/3274. The author of the article describes the password reset method as the best he as ever seen. I like the fact that the developer was thinking outside of the box and trying to come up with new... Full Entry »

Recently, I had a need to convert text from UTF-8 to iso-8859-1. Actually, the need was to come up with a more efficient way of doing so. I'll spare you the why, when and where and get right to the how.

After digging into the java.nio.charset.Charset, I came up with the following function. (commented for your viewing pleasure)

Now... Full Entry »

So I had this CF web service for single sign-on authentication; it had one required parameter and everything was well with the world.

Then came the change request to add three new non-required parameters. Some of you are saying, "Oh, I know where THIS is going.". If so, then... WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME?!?! :-)

So I added these three new... Full Entry »

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