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 »

Tags: Droid, Google, Web

I, like many others, use Picasa for organizing and backing up all of my photos. I have my Picasa account setup on my Droid 2 so I can easily "Share" pics by sending them to my Picasa drop box.

For the past week or so, I've been getting a random error message on my Droid in relation to my Picasa account. The message is in the image above and... Full Entry »

Tags: ColdFusion, News, Web

There was along gap in updates but I have finally found the time to work on it a bit. So, finally, I have released a few updates to CF4em.

For those of you who might not know what CF4em is yet, it is an open source (released under the Aache License verison 2.0) ColdFusion based... Full Entry »

Back in February, someone broke into our house while we were at work (paying for all of the stuff they were stealing!). They kicked the door in and made off with a ton of stuff. They ripped flat screen TVs off of the wall mounts, took a Playstation 3, an XBOX 360, a PSP, tons of games and accessories, and two Macbooks.

One of the laptops was... Full Entry »

Tags: Programming, Web

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 »

Tags: IIS, Web, Windows

In the daily dev environment that I use, there are a number of websites on a single IIS 6.0 installation and more are added regularly. Since I like to script as much as possible as well as do any tasks that I can from the command line, I like for my IIS website IDs to NOT be the normal, looong numeric value. Eg: 1234567890. It is much easier to... 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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