Ben Nadel
On User Experience (UX) Design, JavaScript, ColdFusion, Node.js, Life, and Love.
Ben Nadel at CFUNITED 2008 (Washington, D.C.) with: Elliott Sprehn
Ben Nadel at CFUNITED 2008 (Washington, D.C.) with: Elliott Sprehn@ElliottZ )

Jason

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By Jason

  • ProvidedIn FeatureModule Is A Confusing Concept For Me In Angular 6.1.9

    Posted on Oct 12, 2018 at 8:48 AM

    I think I ran across a comment somewhere a few weeks ago (can't remember where), that the { providedIn: FeatureModule } structure really only makes sense when creating and bundling independent modules, like libraries. I guess that makes sense, but I also ended up just setting all my referenc... read more »

  • The User Experience (UX) Of Sketching In Prototyping

    Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 7:43 AM

    I love Balsamiq Mockups for just this reason: that off-the-cuff sort of feel of a general idea of a 'link' or a 'button' or a 'form field' that makes it easy to drop an idea in front of someone who doesn't know what's in my brain.... read more »

  • HostMySite.com Has The Best ColdFusion Hosting

    Posted on Sep 14, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    Peter, I've been with CrystalTech for years now, although I guess now they're called Newtek. Have had great support from them over the years and no problems, even on shared plans.... read more »

  • HostMySite.com Has The Best ColdFusion Hosting

    Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Same here, although I left probably 5 or 6 years ago. Got that same message yesterday and thought, "What? You really think an email assurance is enough for me to dump my current hosting company which has *never* screwed up my server or my account?"... read more »

  • Keeping The Faith And Thoughts On Commitment

    Posted on Apr 6, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    @Anna, 'ftw' just stands for 'for the win!' so no cursing involved ;) Just a general term of approval. And I agree, that all of Song is just excellent, good stuff, far too often ignored by preachers and most Christians alike, but no less important.... read more »

  • Keeping The Faith And Thoughts On Commitment

    Posted on Apr 6, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    @Anna, Song of Solomon ftw, Anna! There is much about commitment and focus to be found throughout the Bible of course, but when it comes to that one personal Relationship with another person in your life, Song of Solomon takes the cake. Just thinking of chapter 3, where the bride scours the city ... read more »

  • Keeping The Faith And Thoughts On Commitment

    Posted on Mar 30, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    @Ben, I think this whole insight explains much of the power behind "The Five Love Languages", where they talk about love as an action, not an emotion. The way we "feel" about things can and does change all the time, but love really is more about committing to "choose" ... read more »

  • The Five Love Languages: How To Express Heartfelt Commitment To Your Mate By Gary Chapman

    Posted on Mar 18, 2011 at 8:01 AM

    @Anna, Some good questions and observations there! To answer your question on compatibility, yes, I think it is certainly possible to just reach a point where one person's expectations simply cannot be met by the other person. I think this happens in friendships quite frequently (friendship = a re... read more »

  • Ode To ColdFusion On Valentine's Day

    Posted on Feb 14, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    @Ben, My take on 'awesomesauce' is that's it's probably already passe, but I just can't stop using it ... at least not for stuff like this poem ;)... read more »

  • Ode To ColdFusion On Valentine's Day

    Posted on Feb 14, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    awesomesauce :)... read more »

  • I Just Got Badass(er) - UNCIVILIZED Brand Clothing By Mario Valero

    Posted on Jan 24, 2011 at 5:10 PM

    It's a common font treatment in acid and death metal, and I think the suggestion of power with the angle of light on a very simple black / shadow treatment on the lifter is complementary to the font. Sure, it's a display font and it probably works better on paper than a sweatshirt, but I'm guessing... read more »

  • Learning Event-Driven Programming Best Practices From Web Browsers

    Posted on Dec 31, 2010 at 10:37 AM

    @anirudha, It looks like Ben is using CF Builder here, an Eclipse-based ColdFusion editor. My guess is that he's got a jQuery plugin added that's helping with the code hints.... read more »

  • Experimenting With Offline Data Synchronization Using jQuery And ColdFusion

    Posted on Sep 27, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    Knowing that you've already set the GUID bar ("I find GUIDs to be very off-putting as database indexes. This is a purely emotional constraint - but, it is one that I am not yet ready to break through."), I still have got to point out that this is one of THE reasons to consider GUIDs or UUI... read more »

  • Using Dynamic Keys In ColdFusion 9's Implicit Struct Creation

    Posted on Aug 23, 2010 at 10:45 AM

    @Ben, Exactly. No more: girl = {}; girl["hair"] = "Brunette"; girl["name"] = "Tricia"; etc.... read more »

  • Using Dynamic Keys In ColdFusion 9's Implicit Struct Creation

    Posted on Aug 23, 2010 at 10:32 AM

    @Ben, this is cool because it maintains the case of the keys. girl = { hair="Brunette", name="Tricia" }; Output that and you get girl HAIR | Brunette NAME | Tricia But with girl = { "hair"="Brunette", "name"="Tricia" }; It looks like it maintains case for you: girl hair | Brunette name | Tri... read more »

  • The Five Love Languages: How To Express Heartfelt Commitment To Your Mate By Gary Chapman

    Posted on Aug 12, 2010 at 1:59 PM

    @Ben, Just ran across this blog post this morning that you might find interesting: sounds like a gem of a relationship ... http://www.renaebair.com/2010/08/11/my-husband-is-a-programmer-i-have-no-idea-what-that-means/... read more »

  • The Five Love Languages: How To Express Heartfelt Commitment To Your Mate By Gary Chapman

    Posted on Jul 19, 2010 at 1:58 PM

    Glad you liked the book, Ben, it really was helpful a few years ago in my marriage. I think that realization that what matters to me in my marriage is just not what matters to my wife in my marriage (and vice versa) was huge. If your SO's love language is not one that you easily or regularly think... read more »

  • For Better: The Love Scale Quiz Designed By Dr. Hatkoff

    Posted on Jul 8, 2010 at 10:52 AM

    Fascinating stuff here. I just wanted to chime in to second the Five Love Languages book. Been married almost 20 years now, and a few years ago that book really opened both our eyes to better understand some of those few areas where we used to have some tension. It really is a good thing to start... read more »

  • The Arbor Day Web Development Team Planted Me Some Trees

    Posted on May 20, 2010 at 8:55 AM

    How cool is that? My wife and I have given Heifer International stuff as gifts several times over the years, chickens, goats, a cow, whatever. The gift of wood is the same sort of cool, but also somehow sillier, judging by the sheer number of jokes already generated ;)... read more »

  • HostMySite.com Has The Best ColdFusion Hosting

    Posted on May 19, 2010 at 8:05 AM

    @John Manoah, still stick by my recommendation for CrystalTech. Have had nothing but good experiences on their shared servers for years now.... read more »