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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Jeff

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By Jeff

  • Man Down: Proof Beyond A Reasonable Doubt That Women Are Better At Everything By Dan Abrams

    Posted on Apr 4, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Maybe it's organization. I get ready in about 15 min, but then look for my keys, sun glasses and wallet for about 45min. Maybe I need a man purse so I always have them together.... read more »

  • From Windows To Mac - A Roller-Coaster Of Emotions

    Posted on Aug 6, 2010 at 11:21 AM

    @Ben: It is weird I think it's more to do with the Coldfusion installer. The Windows CF installer is much better. They have made better strives with the Mac installers as we go ( CF 9 worked very well ). I think putting it in Applications has more to do with being on a "MAC". If you use the bui... read more »

  • From Windows To Mac - A Roller-Coaster Of Emotions

    Posted on Aug 6, 2010 at 10:52 AM

    @Ben: You will, I have faith :) It has just been worth it every time I have purchased it. I didn't buy the extended warranty on my TV, but I like walking into the Apple Store when I have an issue and getting the "No problem be fixed in a couple hours". :) I am impressed you got it all to work wit... read more »

  • From Windows To Mac - A Roller-Coaster Of Emotions

    Posted on Aug 6, 2010 at 10:45 AM

    @Todd: Not me :) I have VMWARE on my Mac with Windows XP. That runs fine. Windows 7 just doesn't like me :)... read more »

  • From Windows To Mac - A Roller-Coaster Of Emotions

    Posted on Aug 6, 2010 at 10:19 AM

    @Todd, It could be my hobbled together Frankencomputer :)... read more »

  • From Windows To Mac - A Roller-Coaster Of Emotions

    Posted on Aug 6, 2010 at 9:51 AM

    I think you'll have fun with your Mac it took me about a week back in the day before I really loved it. My 2 Cents. 1. Transmit for ftp is worth every penny. 2. Smultron is fantastic for quick file edits. 3. I might get flamed for this but I had to buy MS Office. Open Office just was too incompara... read more »

  • ColdFusion Image Coordinates Are Zero-Based

    Posted on Jul 15, 2010 at 3:54 PM

    Your blog is always awesome. I am working on tiling images for zoomify and my math wasn't working out. Why? I started with 1,1 for my grid. Thanks for the help :)... read more »

  • Nora Ephron vs. Meg Ryan: What Is That We Love?

    Posted on Jul 7, 2009 at 5:29 PM

    So much hate for Joe Vs The Volcano. I still love that move after many repeated viewings. --------------------------------------------------- I am guilty of the Meg crush while growing up too. ---------------------------------------------------... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Optimizing Form Inputs For Numeric Keypad Usage

    Posted on Sep 25, 2008 at 5:27 PM

    I was just working on something similar today. Good example. I am just getting my head around the JQuery stuff and things like this are always helpful :)... read more »

  • HostMySite.com Has The Best ColdFusion Hosting

    Posted on Sep 18, 2008 at 12:38 PM

    I wasn't trying to either that's why i went back and posted our up time like Ben did :). Sometimes bad things happen. It's the nature of computers, but like I said they did get me back up and running.... read more »

  • HostMySite.com Has The Best ColdFusion Hosting

    Posted on Sep 18, 2008 at 12:07 PM

    https://siteuptime.com/prem_statistics.php?Id=7937&&UserId=10029 Overall for the Last 3 years with our dedicated sever it's been pretty good. Just this past month has been a real bear, but they did fix it.... read more »

  • HostMySite.com Has The Best ColdFusion Hosting

    Posted on Sep 18, 2008 at 12:01 PM

    Yeah i have noticed that also. The tech guy deleted the partition on our production server the other week. We lost about a day of info and it upset our customers pretty badly. We asked them to help tune our CF server and they set the JVM to 32 MEG lol. When we questioned it they got a more senio... read more »

  • HostMySite.com Has The Best ColdFusion Hosting

    Posted on May 12, 2008 at 4:42 PM

    @Darth Sidious - Thank you that cheered up my day lol.... read more »

  • HostMySite.com Has The Best ColdFusion Hosting

    Posted on May 12, 2008 at 3:55 PM

    I will have to say I didn't have great luck on the VPS. It was a huge pain. My VPS was never setup correctly so I just dumped that idea. I spent a huge amount of time and it never really "worked". One of my friends uses the VPS though and hasn't had many problems. We do have 3 Dedicated servers w... read more »

  • Ben Nadel's Easy Tips For Writing Better, More Optimized SQL

    Posted on Mar 28, 2008 at 9:33 AM

    @Jeffrey Take this with a grain of salt since I work with mostly mySQL 4.1 and before. I have had extensive experience with Oracle and MSSQL servers and programs :). I don't really see what stored procedures gain you. Much like the "you need indexes everywhere" it's not always the case. The pro... read more »

  • Ben Nadel's Easy Tips For Writing Better, More Optimized SQL

    Posted on Mar 27, 2008 at 3:46 PM

    @Tony I couldn't agree more. That's how I use the 1 = 1 or if I want to fail the query 1 = 2. And Actually that should be on the list. Start conditional Where's with 1 = 1 :)... read more »

  • Ben Nadel's Easy Tips For Writing Better, More Optimized SQL

    Posted on Mar 27, 2008 at 2:39 PM

    @Nathan MySQL 4.1 seems to speed up the queries if you put the where in the join on large tables. At least in my experience. MySQL 5 doesn't seem to care either way.... read more »

  • Ben Nadel's Easy Tips For Writing Better, More Optimized SQL

    Posted on Mar 27, 2008 at 1:55 PM

    If you have no options in the where clause the database should cache the query plan anyway. Shouldn't it? If we are just talking about t.status = <cfqueryparam cfsqltype="cf_sql_char" value="A"> then that makes more sense to me then just using it in a where 1 = 1 situation,... read more »

  • Ben Nadel's Easy Tips For Writing Better, More Optimized SQL

    Posted on Mar 27, 2008 at 1:35 PM

    Don't Use Select * should be the number one rule for all programmers in any language that interacts with databases. :) <CFQUERYPARAM> is a little tricky as some older versions of databases don't support the performance gains, but they are still a good idea to help guard against SQL-inject... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Printing Shipping Labels With ColdFusion

    Posted on Aug 24, 2007 at 9:20 AM

    Great post as always. We have a project where I generating hundreds of Barcode Labels. We using iText with Barbcue. Since we are using a thermal label printer it's a little easier on the spacing. Plus I like doing everything as PDF's :). Barcodes: http://www.digitalrewind.com/blog/index.... read more »