Human folly does not impede the turning of the stars

Steven Neiland

This site is a test bed for everything I learn and is mostly for my own benefit. As such it may be down from time to time and is subject to frequent changes.

My passions include Slackware Linux, Coldfusion, Railo, JQuery, MS SQL Server and MySQL. You will often see me deep into the latest publication of a web design magazine or a man printout.

Recent Blog Entries

JQuery .not() is not the opposite of .is()

Published: Jun 23, 2015

A coworker of mine got stung last week when he tried to use the JQuery .not() function thinking it was the opposite of the .is() function. In reality it is not the opposite but rather a filtering function. ...more

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Thoughts on CFML after DevObjective

Published: May 26, 2015

So its been a little over a week since I got back from devobjective, and I learned a lot there. However I want to focus on what I saw and learned about the cfml engines. ...more

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This is not the blog post you are looking for

Published: Apr 30, 2015

Well actually this is not the blog post I originally wrote, but having taken some time to cool down and think about it I am instead retracting my rather rash statement that I am giving up on cfml. ...more

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Wrapping list elements with single quotes in cfml

Published: Apr 28, 2015

A few weeks ago I needed to modify a list to wrap each list element with single quotes. It turns out ColdFusion has a built in function for just this purpose. ...more

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Lucee looks to be heading for the rocks at full speed

Published: Apr 18, 2015

I have been a huge fan of Railo for years and I thought that Lucee was going to be the best thing since sliced bread when I heard the announcement of it. But all I have seen so far has been an absolute bloody mess. ...more

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Changing Railo JVM Memory Settings

Published: Apr 7, 2015

To change the jvm memory settings for railo you need to locate the setenv.sh file ...more

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Stubbing console for older versions of Internet Explorer

Published: Mar 31, 2015

One of the problems with older IE is that it did not support console functions such as log and group. To guard against this I include this code snippet in my javascript utility scripts. ...more

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Selectively turn off coldfusion's debug output on ajax requests

Published: Mar 24, 2015

When using ColdFusion's request debugging output it can be necessary to selectively turn this off when making ajax requests. ...more

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  • And please for the love of little coders stop using "=" to alias columns in your query!
  • I get it, you like writing in cfscript. I do too. But FFS the cfquery is actually a good use case for tags. Not everything has to be script!
  • If you are designing a database and you store true false values as string, I hate you and you need to meet my friend http://t.co/5tOiqRtM19
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