2005 CFWACK7 And Amazon.com
Lots of you have been writing to ask about the new Macromedia ColdFusion MX 7 Web Application Construction Kit which is already shipping, and which Amazon.com still shows as "yet been released". Amazon has confirmed that they do indeed have the book and they are looking into why the availability status is incorrect. In the meantime, folks have ordered the book directly from Peachpit and have already received their copies.
2005 Kevin Hoyt Presenting On CF/Flex Integration
Kevin Hoyt blogged that he'll be presenting a Breeze session on Flex/ColdFusion integration on Friday, April 8th at 2:00 PM Eastern.
2005 Flash Video: "Institute for Backup Trauma"
John Cleese in a Flash video entitled Institute for Backup Trauma about all that can go wrong with tape backups. This is an ad for a company named LiveVault, but worth watching anyway (all the way until the end, until the third button). ;-)
2005 Review: "Patently Ridiculous"
We all know that patents have been awarded for the most ridiculous of inventions, but just how ridiculous some of them are may surprise you. For example, patent 6,637,447 for "Beerbrella" (yep an umbrella that clips onto your beer bottle), patent 6,206,000 for a "canine scuba diving apparatus", patent 6,035,553 for a bubble generator that is installed into the sole of a shoe, patent 5,970,518 for a "multiple person outfit" (picture a shirt with two neck holes and two arms, or pants with shared legs), and patent D430,934 for a nose picker (a stick shaped like a finger). Yes, these are all real "inventions" as cataloged in Patently Ridiculous, a wonderful little book containing over 100 of the most bizarre inventions ever thought up. Each invention is accompanied by the inventors' own diagrams, along with explanatory text. This book is silly, and fun, and for under $10 is perfect bathroom reading material.