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Blog posts made in December 2009
28Dec
2009
Tripp Lite Powered By ColdFusion

Like many of you, I never tire of seeing .cfm URLs when not looking for them. Today I visited Tripp Lite, a leading provider of UPSs, KVM switches, and more. I found exactly what I was looking for, and also found a site powered by ColdFusion.

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24Dec
2009
BestWebDesignAgencies.com Ranks Best ColdFusion Development Firms

BestWebDesignAgencies.com has posted its Rankings of Best ColdFusion Development Firms. Odd thing is how few of the listed companies are ones I've heard of. Does anyone know anything about how these ratings and reviews work?

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22Dec
2009
Party Switching Should Be Banned

Oh, I know I should steer clear of politics, but this one really ticks me off!

Democratic U.S. Representative Parker Griffith has announced that he plans on switching to the Republican party. And it works both ways. Earlier this year, United States Senator Arlen Specter from Pennsylvania, switched to the Democratic party after five terms in the GOP.

Party switching is nothing new, and hundreds of politicians have switched parties since the mid 1800s (although it's only happened 21 times in the U.S. Senate). But the fact that it's been going on for such a long time does not make it right. Actually, it feels really wrong, almost fraudulent. Citizens don't just vote for individuals to represent them, they also often vote based on party affiliation. Running for office as a member of a specific party, and then switching once in office, is deceitful, and is essentially depriving voters of their right to elect their own representatives in government.

Put it this way. If you hired an employee for a multi-year contract based on promises and commitments that employee made, and then found out that the employee arbitrarily changed course and directions and plans without your consent, what would you do?

Politicians have every right to switch allegiances, but they should not be allowed to do so mid-term. And if they want to do just that, then they should be forced to run a mid-term election, essentially allowing citizens to decide if they find the change acceptable and if they feel like they are still being appropriately represented.

Is is time for a 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution?

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21Dec
2009
What Adobe Products Were Used To Create Avatar?

At MAX 2009, producer Jon Landau talked about the creation of the new hit movie Avatar. In this Adove TV segment he explains how Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom, After Effects, Premier, and Connect, were all used in the creation of the movie.

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21Dec
2009
ColdFusion Builder Integrates Adobe Community Help

The Adobe Community Help application is Adobe's next-generation AIR based help experience (now available in a preview form). It was initially configured to work with Flash Builder and Flash Catalyst content, but now also supports ColdFusion help as of ColdFusion Builder Beta 3 (as noted by Adobe Technical Writer Mallika Yelandur).

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19Dec
2009
ColdFusion Builder Beta 2 Expires Next Week

I previously mentioned that the public beta of ColdFusion Builder Beta 3 was available. Well, if you have not upgraded yet, here's another reason to do so, the ColdFusion Builder team has noted that Beta 2 will expire on January 1st, 2010.

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17Dec
2009
ColdFusion Builder Beta 3 On Labs

Beta 3 of ColdFusion Builder has been posted to Adobe Labs. Go grab it!

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16Dec
2009
A New T-Shirt Sighting

I have no idea who's responsible for this one, really! This was brought to my attention by fellow Adobe Platform Evangelist Greg Wilson.

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15Dec
2009
Google I/O Powered By ColdFusion

This one just sent to me by a very excited Ali Daniali. Registration is now open for Google I/O 2010, and the registration site is powered by ColdFusion and Fusebox. Google, we're glad you've discovered online productivity! ;-)

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15Dec
2009
Boeing Dreamliner To Take Maiden Flight Today

The Boeing Dreamliner is an astonishing piece of technology, and promises to significantly impact the future of commercial aviation. 50% of the primary structure is made from composite materials, the interior is wide and open and spacious, humidity can be maintained allowing for more comfortable flight, assembly required less than 10,000 holes in the fuselage (contrasted to over 1,000,000,000 in the 7474), it's 20% more fuel efficient than similar sized planes, and the list goes on and on.

It's been a long time since this plane, also called the 787, was announced (back on 7/8/7), and so today's planned maiden flight is an important milestone.

I do intend to fly this plane as soon as I can! My local carrier, Northwest Airlines, had announced that they would be the first US carrier to fly the Dreamliner 787. Northwest is now part of Delta, and I'm hoping that the original 787 plans are kept, although I've not found any comment on the subject to date.

Regardless, to the good people at Boeing (many of whom are loyal ColdFusion customers), congratulations on achieving this truly momentous milestone (And I'll reiterate my offer, you need beta fliers, feel free to ping me!).

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