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The Move is Official

Well, the move is officially underway.  Our current house
closed yesterday, we move to Portland tomorrow, and take custody of the
new house Saturday.  Unfortunately we can't get Internet access
until Thursday, so I'll be offline until then, but it's finally
happening, and then we'll be done with this god-forsaken packing
s**t.  ;)
Hope all had/are having good December-ish holidays, and [...]

Damn the DevNet META Tag

Once again, I've wasted an appreciable amount of time because of the
friggin' CF7 DevNet META tag, and basically come to the conclusion that
my DevNet subscription was a waste of cash.  I don't use Studio,
just the DevNet licensed CF, and I can't use CF7 in that capacity
because it makes non-HTML requests impossible without building in
special processing [...]

Quote of the Day

From Sean Corfield's .sig: 
"Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying
to find easier ways to do something."
– Robert Heinlein
Amen to that.


Ever wanted CFTIMER support on CF6?  I hadn't either until this
evening when I needed to some some code and it wasn't going to work to
do my standard start = gettickcount() … #gettickcount() – start# routine.  So I wrote my own, and thought I'd share.
Drop this in timer.cfm inside your $cfwebroot/WEB-INF/cftags directory:
<cfif NOT thistag.hasEndTag>
    <cfthrow type="MissingClosingTagException"


I'm currently in the process of rebuilding my main app using ClearSilver,
and it's really slick. In a nutshell, it's a presentation layer (view)
for an MVC-style application.  Your controller (the 'C') uses the
model/backend (the 'M') to create a dataset that it passes to
ClearSilver (the 'V') to render the actual page.
This is a good idea for several [...]


My family and I are finally moving to Portland.  As some of you
know, I've been pursuing gainful employment in Portland for a while
now, and have found it.  Surprisingly, I don't even have to switch
jobs.  I'll continue to work for my current employer, AudienceCentral,
just remotely.  This will work well for them, since I'm a very
valuable asset [...]

Apache/SSL on OSX

I've been running Apache 2 from Server Logistics
on my PowerBook for quite a while now, and never had issues.  But
tonight I needed to set up an SSL host for some testing, and couldn't
get it to work.  Turns out there some weirdness with the SSL mutex
stuff, and there's an easy fix.  Just add
AcceptMutex    flock
to your httpd.conf, [...]

cfusion_encrypt/cfusion_decrypt UDFs

I was using cfusion_encrypt and cfusion_decrypt today, and decided that even though they don't appear to be going anywhere, they might at some point, and dealing with it shouldn't be a big deal. I'm also pretty sure that BD doesn't have the functions. So I thought why not write my own?
<cffunction name="fusion_encrypt" output="false" returntype="string">
  <cfargument name="string" [...]

I'm Back!

Much thanks to Bob Clingan, who pointed out a seemingly unrelated
setting in GMail, my email woes seem to have vanished.  The
culprit was choosing UTF-8 as my outgoing mail encoding, rather than
'default' (which is ISO-8859-1 for me).  Of course, the charset
has nothing to do with the problem, but Google decided UTF-8 messages
should be sent base-64 encoded, [...]

HoF Hates Base-64

After some careful observation this morning, it appears that email I
sent do HoF mailing lists is being killed outright.  So basically
I'm cut off form the CF world until I either decide to change my email
address, GMail gets off their ass an switches Base-64 encoding back
off, or everyone fixes their mailing software.
I haven't decided the best [...]