Ben Nadel
On User Experience (UX) Design, JavaScript, ColdFusion, Node.js, Life, and Love.
I am the chief technical officer at InVision App, Inc - a prototyping and collaboration platform for designers, built by designers. I also rock out in JavaScript and ColdFusion 24x7.
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David Droddy

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By David Droddy

  • Intrinsic Goodness, Sex, Happiness, And Pleasure

    Posted on Nov 12, 2008 at 2:55 PM

    I've been married 14 years and have found that, in my relationship and in others I learn about, it is not unusual for partners to have, for lack of a better term, different "quotas." Even worse, every living being has a different internal clock that has a great impact on his mood. Each partner might... read more »

  • Subversion - Cleanup Failed To Process The Following Paths

    Posted on Aug 20, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    @Ben, Actually, can you tell us more about why you decided to go with a hosted solution rather than managing the Subversion Server yourself on your own machine?... read more »

  • Subversion - Cleanup Failed To Process The Following Paths

    Posted on Aug 20, 2008 at 4:46 PM

    @Ben, Do you mind sharing which hosted Subversion service you are using?... read more »

  • The Business Of Making Love

    Posted on Jul 30, 2008 at 10:51 PM

    I've been married 14 years and I have to agree with you entirely. I also have to say that your recommended discussion points will come in real handy and I'm going to start trying this approach with my wife AND my boss. And, ummm, I'm just going to keep putting the following identical comment on som... read more »

  • Six Months Of Epicenter Consulting

    Posted on Jul 24, 2008 at 10:44 AM

    Congratulations Ben AND Epicenter!! Ben, as always, TRULY inspiring.... read more »

  • Happy July 4th From Kinky Solutions

    Posted on Jul 7, 2008 at 10:22 AM

    yeah. just ribbing you a bit since you mentioned that the post was a little early Happy Belated Independence Day!! Can you build a blog feature that will travel back in time and make sure that I wished you a happy 4th ON the 4th? ;-P... read more »

  • Happy July 4th From Kinky Solutions

    Posted on Jul 6, 2008 at 8:52 PM

    Dude, you need to work on your blog tech. Blogger let's you post-date blog entries so that they will show up for the public view, not when you write and and publish but, on the designated, post-date.... read more »

  • June 1st 2008 - National Regular Expression Day! (Post A Comment, Win A Prize)

    Posted on May 28, 2008 at 12:33 PM

    I'd take the shirt. I've already got both books and I am happy with Expresso. I wish more of my colleagues would learn RegEx--it's such a drag when I get excited about a RegEx solution and none of the other's care. . .sniff. . .they probably won't even appreciate the t-shirt.... read more »

  • Converting A ColdFusion Query To CSV Using QueryToCSV()

    Posted on May 22, 2008 at 9:39 AM

    @Misha I should have added before that my process of replicating and then modifying a CSV file would probably be best handled OUTSIDE of CF altogether but I'm working on an existing process. I'm not sure whether that last bit on converting the data and setting nulls would work as my goal is to avo... read more »

  • Converting A ColdFusion Query To CSV Using QueryToCSV()

    Posted on May 22, 2008 at 9:25 AM

    @Misha This a great solution--assuming the data is coming from a DB table AND you know ahead of time which fields you'll be pulling. In my case, I'm actually using a Text Driver DSN to read in a CSV with commas, then create a new version of the file that is double pipe delimited (||). Each file co... read more »

  • Converting A ColdFusion Query To CSV Using QueryToCSV()

    Posted on May 19, 2008 at 2:28 PM

    I have been working on a similar issue lately and I have found that the arrayAppend/ArrayToList is SIGNIFICANTLY faster than the string buffer. This is especially noticeable when working on particularly large datasets--100k records or so.... read more »

  • New ColdFusion 9: Centaur Free eCard Available (Saucy)

    Posted on Oct 3, 2007 at 10:12 AM

    umm. . .shouldn't the CTO make the decision to upgrade?... read more »

  • HostMySite.com Customer Care Rocks

    Posted on Aug 31, 2007 at 11:10 AM

    Yeah, those guys are great! I found them a few years back when I needed a host provider for a client of mine. While I was researching providers, the person I got on the phone at HostMySite was very knowledgeable. Turned out that, via the sales number, I was speaking with the same set of techies th... read more »

  • MySpace.com Is Retarded (I'm Sorry - It Is!)

    Posted on Aug 1, 2007 at 6:18 PM

    go ahead and try to close the account. This turns out to prolong the nightmare.... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Displaying A Modified Detroit Calendar Schedule

    Posted on Jul 10, 2007 at 5:59 PM

    Yeah! Three cheers for Ben! As I started reading this solution, I said, out loud, "man, this guy is so smart!" Of course, I always think that when reading this blog. Now I'm thinking of 1984, the novel. Something about reading a good book and feeling as though you must have already read it because... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Displaying A Simple Event Calendar Month With ColdFusion

    Posted on Jul 10, 2007 at 10:23 AM

    @Jim Wow!! What an awesome scenario! So, you fight fires AND write CF code? I mean, it says a lot about ColdFusion that a firefighter prefers it!... read more »

  • Using ColdFusion To Capture Form Data And Then Submitting The Form

    Posted on Jun 18, 2007 at 5:50 PM

    fun with regex IDE (?:""[^""]*""|'[^']*'||[^\s>]*) when I drop your single quote or double quote regex into Expresso and click to the analyzer it crashes! woohoo. . .probably just a typo in the regex. . .... read more »

  • Parsing HTML Tag Data Into A ColdFusion Structure

    Posted on Jun 18, 2007 at 5:42 PM

    "Oh crap, I totally forgot about single quotes! D'oh!" . . .and don't forget about nesting of quoted, using a nesting of single within double or double within single such as value="david 'the big bad' dad" or value='devin "little man" his son' will your regex and UDF get these right? does anyone... read more »

  • ColdFusion POIUtility.cfc Updates And Bug Fixes

    Posted on May 11, 2007 at 10:13 AM

    . . .OK. So, I figured out how to properly use the columnList and columnNames parameters in the writeSingleExcel() method. Maybe Ben can elaborate, but I basically passed the same list in the same order to each of these parameters and got both my data AND the header row in the order I wanted. I'm ... read more »

  • ColdFusion POIUtility.cfc Updates And Bug Fixes

    Posted on May 11, 2007 at 10:00 AM

    . . .correction. In my setup, I'm using the columnNames parameter NOT the columnList parameter in WriteSingleExcel(). This is why I think I'm missing something built-in. The ColumnList param has a weird comment: <blockquote>"This is list of columns provided in custom-order."</blockquote&g... read more »