July 2006

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CAPTCHA – eeeewwwww

Dave Shuck posted about making CAPTCHA easier on your users this morning.  While I can see the point, CAPTCHA sucks.  I can't even tell you how many times I go to post something somewhere, see a CAPTCHA image and hit the Back button.  It's not that it's terribly difficult to deal with usually, but the [...]

Eclipse/Ant Trick

Eclipse has very nice Ant integration, letting you rrun a build file from the context menu all over the place, either via a dialog for selecting the specific target, or using the last/default target.  What I didn't know until today, however, is that you can right click on a target in the Outline view and [...]


I just got an email from another CF developer looking for the CFCDoc tool that Spike and I wrote a while back.  It's still available on Spike's site, but I've posted it here as well.
In a nutshell, it's a Javadoc-style tool for CFCs.  Unlike Javadoc, it doesn't generate a bunch of static HTML files, but [...]

Sudoku Anyone?

For my birthday last month, Heather (my wife) got me a book of Sudoku puzzles.  If you like puzzles and haven't tried Sudoku, highly recommended.  Simple and fun.
However, being the good computer geek that I am, I quickly decided that it'd be a heck of a lot easier to let the computer solve them for [...]

AJAX Anti-Example

US Airways has a AJAXy interface for their homepage, but don't follow their example.  Try, for example, searching for the status of flight 8022 (from Philidelphia, PA to Portland, OR) today.  That happens to be the flight my sister and her family are on at this very moment.
You might try entering the flight number (knowing [...]