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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Ben Nadel at NCDevCon 2011 (Raleigh, NC) with: Jaana Gilbert and Brenda Priest and Jim Priest


Member since Dec 10, 2009

Recent Blog Comments By Gary

  • Tracking File-Download Events Using JavaScript And ColdFusion

    Posted on Sep 23, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    I like. It makes it easy to respond gracefully to the download activity and success. <requested crack comment upload complete>... read more »

  • Testing ColdFusion Session Cookie Acceptance

    Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    @victor Thank you for the update. I'm glad you got it working and found the mods you needed. I should have mentioned that I don't know if using cflogin helps or makes these problem worse and we do not use cflogin. And after I discovered the double cfid's and cftoken's and put in my fix, I never kn... read more »

  • Testing ColdFusion Session Cookie Acceptance

    Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Let me try that again with the code tag. <!--- it's possible for a cookie to interfere with the cookie ---> <!--- so check for possible problem and then clear the mydomain cookie before attempting to login ---> <!--- (also reset the subd.mydomain... read more »

  • Testing ColdFusion Session Cookie Acceptance

    Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    @victor - This is how I fixed the login problems with CF9 (including the double cfid & cftokens). Put somewhere in your login page, this code should "correct" all the potential problems. Let me know if it helps you. <!--- it's possible for a cookie to interfere with ... read more »

  • CFLock And Negative Outcomes - Think It Through

    Posted on Jan 18, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    This is what I think and I hope it's right: Use a dynamic name for an exclusive lock when you are protecting a resource (say you are dishing out a fixed number of prizes) and the prizes depend on a particular group the user is in. The dynamic name of the lock would include the groupID (example lock... read more »

  • Tales Of Revolution And A Sense Of Community

    Posted on Apr 27, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    I know they got one right!... read more »

  • Building A Branded Jing Image Viewer Using ColdFusion

    Posted on Mar 2, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Great stuff! Thanks. I've had Jing installed (and Camtasia) for a long time and I should be using them more. Lola: She's probably not a real blonde either. I used to be bothered by women that can run faster than me and I'm far from slow. Maybe now I can find that attractive.... read more »

  • The Desire To Change Those We Care About

    Posted on Jun 14, 2010 at 6:31 PM

    As perhaps more than one has indicated, the whole subject is somewhat nebulous. Rather, there are many valid directions one can take it. Here is an old concrete example that may fall well inside the problem: Suppose someone you care about smokes 1 or 2 or 3 packs of cigarettes a day. To what ext... read more »

  • The Desire To Change Those We Care About

    Posted on Jun 14, 2010 at 2:54 PM

    Many things about us change and some things never do. Many things we can't change about ourselves. Some things we want to, some we don't. But what about those that say we can do/be anything we want to: all we have to do is believe we can. I think they are wrong. I'm sure of it although positive... read more »

  • Let's Make A Deal - The Monty Hall Problem In ColdFusion

    Posted on Apr 8, 2010 at 3:17 PM

    That was an excellent post, Justice, as you illustrate our particular (conditional probability) problem in a simple elegant way that anyone can understand. I think the first issue with these problems is in recognizing that a particular "problem" is a classic conditional probability problem. And I b... read more »

  • Let's Make A Deal - The Monty Hall Problem In ColdFusion

    Posted on Apr 7, 2010 at 8:33 PM

    I believe I saw this author discuss his book on Barry Kibrick's excellent tv show. I knew the author, Leonard Mlodinow, is a physicist but I guess I'm a little surprised that depth of statistics would be necessary to prove his point(s) which I agree with. I'm pretty sure he discussed the Let's Make... read more »

  • Building Single-Page Applications Using jQuery And ColdFusion With Ben Nadel (Video Presentation)

    Posted on Dec 10, 2009 at 8:41 PM

    Ben, Thanks for your most excellent two (or was it thirty) videos on jquery (and with coldfusion)! I've seen both and I've learned tons, way more than I expected. The first (Intensive Exploration of jquery) is brilliant and I understood everything and I have not been intimate with any javascript ... read more »

  • Using $Variable In jQuery Code Is Just Hungarian Notation

    Posted on Dec 10, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    My distant background is with strongly typed languages and while I think the opposite is bad, I can enjoy the freedom. Since I make few serious mistakes related to the type of a variable, I've adjusted quite well. What I really don't like are poorly defined functions, which is most all in Coldfusi... read more »