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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

Change an objects schema in SQL Server

Published: Apr 8, 2014

Sometimes you may be required to change the schema of an object in SQL Server such as a table or stored procedure. While you can do it through the SQL Management Studio GUI here is how you would script the changes. ...more

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Error cannot delete eclipse.exe when upgrading eclipse

Published: Apr 3, 2014

Here's a quick tip to get around the "cannot delete eclipse.exe" problem when upgrading eclipse. ...more

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Fun with Adobe ColdFusion and REST or cfhttp still doesn't support PATCH

Published: Apr 1, 2014

The PATCH verb allows for a REST API to update select values in a resource without replacing the entire resource. Unfortunately Adobe's implementation of the cfhttp tag does not support it despite a ticket raised nearly three years ago. ...more

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Dear Random LinkedIn Recruiter

Published: Mar 18, 2014

Dear Random LinkedIn Recruiter, Since you obviously have not taken any time to read my profile or even apply basic common sense let me help you out. ...more

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Posting to twitter from ColdFusion with Twitter4j v3.0.x

Published: Mar 11, 2014

Since writing my original article on integrating with twitter using the twitter4j library, twitter have updated their api and the twitter4j library was subsequently updated accordingly. Here is the new code for using twitter4j version 3.0.x. ...more

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Manually Create A ColdSpring Remote Proxy With FW/1

Published: Feb 18, 2014

While ColdSpring has the ability to create proxies using the RemoteFactoryBean I personally don't like how it does this so I set about manually creating proxies for my service layer. ...more

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Transfer files to and from linux using secure copy (scp)

Published: Feb 11, 2014

Based on the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol, Secure Copy (SCP) is a method for transferring files securely between two computers. You can transfer between a local host and a remote host, or between two remote hosts. ...more

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Why knot

Published: Feb 8, 2014

Although I have strayed into political/economic discussions from time to time, up until now I have primarily blogged about technical subjects here. From now on I plan to also blog about my other favorite pastime sailing. ...more

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