When given the choice, I generally prefer a command line option over a GUI. While everyone around me is using Sourcetree, git extensions in VS, or any number of other git plugins or GUIs that do everything for them, I'm actually learning how it all works by doing it manually at the command line. At work, I'm stuck on Windows so I use git-bash... Full Entry »

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 »

So if you read my previous bitching session about Time Warner and their UBEE DDW3611, you know that I have bridged the modem and disabled the wireless. And if you are reading this, it is because you want to know how to do the same. Well, tough... send money to my PayPal account and I will tell you! ...Just kidding obviously... (but feel free to... 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 »

It's no secret that I am a huge horror fan. However, my wife isn't. She enjoyed the classics (Dracula, Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon), but I'll never get her to sit through all (or any) of the Friday the 13th films and the mere mention of a Rob Zombie movie sends chills up her spine. Her distaste for horror is the reason that I... Full Entry »

This is a very old post. This is much simpler with newer versions of CF/Lucee ... 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... Full Entry »

I am a hotkey fanatic, especially on a laptop! That is one of the big reasons I love my Macbook; almost everything can be done with the press of a couple of magic keys. I'd have to say that the most used hotkey combo on my Macbook is, by far, Command+Q (which is for quitting an application for all you n00bs out there). If that is my most used... 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 »

If you are like me, you have your music in more than one place because you are so scared that you are going to lose it and have to "rip all those CDs" again! I have my music on my Mac, my wife's mac on my PC, on my server and on a portable hard drive that I carry to work. I know... a bit excessive on all the home machines but it helps me sleep at... 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 »

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