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Blog posts made on 13-Apr-05
13Apr
2005
CFMX7 Powers Spanish News Site

Canarias7 is a regional Spanish newspaper, and the online version is powered by ColdFusion MX 7 (running on Windows 2003, and using Apache and MySQL).

The site uses CFMX7 form validation enhancements, improved XML support, new Verity functionality, and also uses CFMX7 charting. For an example, look at this poll page (click on Ver resultados to see the poll results). The chart is generated by ColdFusion, but that is not a chart format supported out of the box. To create this chart the developers used the WebCharts3D styles, and the results are dramatic.

Oh, and the best part is the site took just 3 months to build, and served 50,000 page views in the first 12 hours that it was online.

Thanks to Ernesto Rodriguez Ageitos for sharing all this info.

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13Apr
2005
Anyone Using Online Backup?

Like most of you, I have a home network comprised of multiple servers, and even more clients. Data is backed up nightly to tape, or has been for a long time. But, primarily due to the proliferation of digital media, tapes are not cutting it anymore (plus, tapes just make me more than a little nervous). So, I was going to install a NAS (probably a Snap device configured using RAID5) and back everything up to it.

But there is another option, online backups (which have a far lower out-of-pocket cost, and also provide offsite protection). Lots of companies are offering this now, with pricing typically based on amount of data stored, so many that I'm looking for feedback on which to look at (and which to avoid). Does anyone have any experience with these offerings? Any recommendations (or horror stories for that matter)? Please share, thanks!

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13Apr
2005
Detroit CFUG Event Cancelled!

I have just been informed that the Detroit ColdFusion User Group meeting tonight has been cancelled as the building has been closed due to a gas leak. I've been given the dates of the next meetings, and as soon as I know which one I can attend I'll post details.

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13Apr
2005
Is Firefox Less Stable Than IE?

I know I am asking for trouble with this one, but ...

I run both Firefox 1.02 and IE 6.0.28 (the former far more than the latter). Firefox crashes on me at least once every few days, and when it does it leaves parts of itself running and I have to manually kill those processes. IE, on the other hand, has not crashed on me in, well, a really long time. I really like Firefox, but I am curious, are others having similar issues too?

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13Apr
2005
Two Metro Detroit User Group Events Today

I'll be speaking to the newly revived Detroit Area ColdFusion User Group this evening. And it just so happens that the Detroit Area Macromedia User Group is meeting this evening too (minutes from where the CFUG is meeting), so I plan to drop by that event as well. Details on the respective web sites. If you're in the neighborhood, drop by!

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