Do not forget what you already know

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

You must be an administrator to delete this folder work around for windows

Published: Jul 15, 2014

Have you ever tried to delete a directory on windows or windows server and been blocked by the message that you must be an administrator to change this directory. I normally get around this by using "rmdir" from the command prompt. ...more

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Share the love, even if it's just a blog post

Published: Jun 10, 2014

Whenever I reuse code from the internet I like to share the love. ...more

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How to trigger a bound cfselect refresh

Published: Jun 3, 2014

Don't use cfselect if you can, but if you have no choice and need it to refresh on a bound element change this solution should have you covered. ...more

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Please donate to a good cause

Published: Jun 2, 2014

Please donate to help out an wonderful lady having to deal with the big C without insurance ...more

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Catching errors in cfexecute

Published: May 13, 2014

A gotcha of cfexecute is that it ignores anything sent to standard error by the called process. To get around it you need to use the errorVariable attribute to detect any errors in it. ...more

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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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