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Ken Auenson

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By Ken Auenson

  • Performing Online ALTER TABLE SQL Migrations Without Any Downtime

    Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    Ben, I am always blown away with you attention to detail, and your willingness to spend the time and energy to make posts like this. You rock! I have never had to do a live update like this, very neat approach. Thanks again.... read more »

  • Downloading Email Attachments With CFPop And CFThread

    Posted on Sep 15, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Mike, I don't have an iPhone to check on, but are you sure that the iPhone is saving the picture in the orientation that you think it is? I have seen pictures taken with some other smart phones that when the picture is viewed in the phone it is displayed "correctly" and even when sent to ... read more »

  • In The Spirit Of B. Virdot - A Small Gift For A Few Families In Need

    Posted on Dec 1, 2010 at 6:02 PM

    Ben, You have once again raised the bar up a notch! well done, indeed! :)... read more »

  • Downloading Email Attachments With CFPop And CFThread

    Posted on May 16, 2010 at 11:49 PM

    Unfortunately, I don't have a fancy technology based workaround here... I am importing all emails that have attachments where the number of attachments match up, and then deleting that email from this accounts inbox. So any remaining messages in the inbox are ones that need to be processed manually.... read more »

  • Downloading Email Attachments With CFPop And CFThread

    Posted on May 13, 2010 at 11:29 PM

    Ben, Yea, the cfpop command works without throwing an error, I just get a different number of items in the attachments and attachmentfiles columns. I am working around this for now, but I think in the future I will try a third party pop solution... Thanks!... read more »

  • Downloading Email Attachments With CFPop And CFThread

    Posted on May 12, 2010 at 10:11 PM

    Ben, As always, great article! Every time I go to the collective (Google) to see if someone has already done the grunt work for me for a generic problem, I always seem to find one of your blog posts that lays out the groundwork to point me in the right direction! That being said, I ran into an iss... read more »

  • My 1,000th ColdFusion Post - What It Means To Me (And Free Prizes)

    Posted on Jan 23, 2009 at 5:09 PM

    Ben, Congrats! 1000 CF related posts is incredible! I can't wait to read the next thousand (and many more)! As always you keep raising the bar with your generosity and devotion to ColdFusion and the community. I will give some thought on my "How much I love ColdFusion" post and will try to get tha... read more »

  • DreamWeaver CS3 Slows Me Down

    Posted on Nov 21, 2008 at 1:42 PM

    Ben, This thread sure has gotten a lot of mileage! Sorry, but I think I am going to do a bit of a hi-jack... On the subject of CTRL+Left/Right Arrow movement, I have actually been a Textpad user for a long time. It is a really simple text editor that handled text in way that makes sense to me, fro... read more »

  • Releases CF8 Exam Buster - ColdFusion 8 Certification Study Software

    Posted on Aug 29, 2008 at 12:30 AM

    Ben, Thanks again for the blog post. It got me motivated enough to take the exam, which I did this afternoon. I passed with a score of 92%! I ended up using the Exam Buster plus Ben Forta's book, ColdFusion MX7 ertified Developer Study Guide. It's like a Cliff's Notes for CF! So, I followed thru, ... read more »

  • Releases CF8 Exam Buster - ColdFusion 8 Certification Study Software

    Posted on Aug 15, 2008 at 4:07 PM

    Ben, Thanks for the blog post! I have been meaning to get around to getting certified "someday"... so after seeing your post today, I felt compelled to actually follow through! I have ordered the Exam Buster and scheduled the test for a couple of weeks from now. They should pay you commission! lol... read more »

  • OOPhoto - Refactoring "With Transaction" Methods To BaseService.cfc

    Posted on Aug 6, 2008 at 5:47 PM

    Ben, Thanks again for this great series. Keep up the good work! I like what you have done here. When I read your previous post regarding have a transaction method for each normal method, I kept thinking "there has to be a better way", and this is it.... read more »

  • Grouping JOIN Clauses In SQL

    Posted on Nov 28, 2007 at 11:07 PM

    Ben, Another great post! Very well laid out and extremely well documented! I know it take a lot of time to write such detailed examples on these types of issues, so I just wanted to say thanks! -- Ken... read more »

  • Alf Pedersen On NULL Value Usage In Database Design

    Posted on Nov 21, 2007 at 8:22 AM

    Alf, Thank you for taking the time to give such detailed responses! I will try to digest a lot of the reading material this week... I guess I was a bit hasty in my example of start/end dates of employees. you are correct, that is obviously potentially 1 to many... I guess a better example would be... read more »

  • Alf Pedersen On NULL Value Usage In Database Design

    Posted on Nov 21, 2007 at 12:29 AM

    Wow Ben, you get enough comments, you were bound to get some spam! lol Also, I think you must have a timeout on your comment entry screen as every time I type a long comment, I submit it and get an error and I have to resubmit. Is this on purpose to try to prevent some of the spam somehow? *shrug* ... read more »

  • Alf Pedersen On NULL Value Usage In Database Design

    Posted on Nov 20, 2007 at 8:33 PM

    Alf, I would be interested to hear how you would implement David's scenario above. Lets make it a bit simpler for discussion. An application has a data entry screen that allows the user to input data into 10 fields that all have a 1-to-1 relationship with the primary key for the record. The applicat... read more »

  • Alf Pedersen On NULL Value Usage In Database Design

    Posted on Nov 20, 2007 at 3:01 PM

    @Ben, I know I can speak freely on your blog, I just wanted to preface what I was saying so that I wouldn't come across as attacking or anything. Thanks again for all the work you do on this blog. You tackle a lot of issues, so it is great to open dialogs into these things! @Alf, I hope that I did... read more »

  • Alf Pedersen On NULL Value Usage In Database Design

    Posted on Nov 20, 2007 at 11:30 AM

    Ben, I have posted before in disagreement over the concept of NULL in the DB. I know everyone has their own viewpoints, and I am not really posting to argue good vs. bad. If we all thought the same way, the world would be a pretty boring place! but... I cannot let some of the things mentioned in t... read more »

  • Fixing DIVs That Cause Content Truncation When Printing

    Posted on Jul 23, 2007 at 8:19 AM

    Ben: Just glancing at it, I would guess that what is happening has to do with the overflow hidden definition... If your outside div is set to 500px wide, and the only thing inside it are div's, what is the reason for having the overflow definition at all? In any case... print stylesheets are geat to... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Displaying A Modified Detroit Calendar Schedule

    Posted on Jul 10, 2007 at 5:26 PM

    Ben: I am always amazed at how much energy you put into these posts. Way to go! You know... you could probably charge for these kinds of things! LOL... read more »

  • CFUNITED Rocks - ColdFusion Rocks - You Guys Rock

    Posted on Jul 2, 2007 at 9:46 AM

    Ben, It was great to meet you, and I look forward to seeing you again at next years conference! Yes, I am already looking ahead to next year! As always, I had a great time and really got a lot out of talking in person with everyone I interact with and read online. While some of the classes were de... read more »

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