Blog of a Web Developer

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.

Thought of the day: Human folly does not impede the turning of the stars


Recent Blog Entries

We Have Replaced Everything

Published: Jun 2, 2020

With the state of the world right now I don't feel motivated to post about technology today. So instead some observations of the world. ...more

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You don't need to make everything an object

Published: May 26, 2020

Creating objects in ColdFusion has a performance impact that you need to consider when working with large datasets ...more

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GitKraken hook fails with error NPX does not exist in path

Published: May 19, 2020

Using a node version manager can cause gitkraken pre-commit hooks to fail with an error that npx or npm does not exist in the path. ...more

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Testing SQL with transactions

Published: May 12, 2020

Have you ever accidentally deleted the entire contents of a table and had to go spend an afternoon restoring everything from backups? Transactions are here to help you test your sql without all that pain. ...more

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AWS Console Change Password Screen Should Display Policy

Published: May 5, 2020

This error when trying to change your AWS console password, 'Either user is not authorized to perform iam:ChangePassword or entered password does not comply with account password policy set by administrator' is a result of poor UX design. ...more

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Twitter Updates

  • New blog entry: "You dont need to make everything an object" https://t.co/g79YqXUCr4 #ColdFusion
  • New blog entry: "GitKraken hook fails with error NPX does not exist in path" https://t.co/0ADGBssK5x
  • New blog entry: "Testing SQL with transactions" https://t.co/9WoIPjHNZm #SQL
  • New blog entry: "AWS Console Change Password Screen Should Display Policy" https://t.co/Es1XOLFFsZ #Design
  • New blog entry: "How to configure your default cfengine on commandbox" https://t.co/GLbTe5TjXV #Lucee #ColdFusion