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Matt Osbun

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By Matt Osbun

  • Ask Ben: Dynamically Adding File Upload Fields To A Form Using jQuery

    Posted on Oct 7, 2008 at 8:58 AM

    Here's a Prototype solution to the same problem, using Prototype's Template, Element.insert(), and a possibly gratuitous event-handler registration. When dynamically adding content to the DOM, I prefer registering event-handlers to using onClick="". <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 ... read more »

  • Hal Helms Teaches Me Some Object Oriented Programming

    Posted on Jan 31, 2008 at 8:18 PM

    Hal has a way of doing that. He just casually switches the way you think about things. I took his Java For ColdFusion Programmers class and we spent most of the time on modeling. It totally changed the way I model applications.... read more »

  • Attempting Switch To iTunes From WinAmp

    Posted on Dec 26, 2007 at 12:40 PM

    *WAY* out of date response, but I thought I'd add this. I gave my Dad an iPod Shuffle for Christmas and while setting things up for him, I used iTunes for the first time. I found the Music Library management interface far superior to WinAmp, the application as a whole far less system-intensive, an... read more »

  • Attempting Switch To iTunes From WinAmp

    Posted on Dec 11, 2007 at 10:23 AM

    Not a complete solution, but FoxyTunes can interact and control iTunes, which will help with some of your points. Of course, being a web developer, I assume you use FireFox and spend the majority of your day staring at a web browser. :)... read more »

  • SQL User Defined Functions Are Slower Than Inline Logic

    Posted on Sep 21, 2007 at 2:22 PM

    CFC's are slower than inline logic as well... ;) <ducks>... read more »

  • Preventing Spam Bot Form Submissions With ColdFusion (Revisited)

    Posted on Aug 28, 2007 at 8:22 AM

    I'm almost afraid to suggest this... But have you seen HotCaptcha? read more »

  • Does The World Know That You Use ColdFusion?

    Posted on Aug 16, 2007 at 8:26 AM

    I would second the notion of revealing as little about your server as possible, but it makes little difference. I would say that more people would try exploits based on the fact that you run IIS 6.0 (as reported by your server) than CFMX 7. And either way, hiding that information will not prevent ... read more »

  • The Bourne Ultimatum Starring Matt Damon And Julia Stiles

    Posted on Aug 6, 2007 at 2:14 PM

    @Ben If you don't remember the Bourne Supremacy movie, then I'd definitely recommend the book. It's a fascinating look at China and some of its internal problems, as well as it's relationship to the U.S. Now that I think about it, if Julia Stiles is playing the character I think she is, it's surp... read more »

  • The Bourne Ultimatum Starring Matt Damon And Julia Stiles

    Posted on Aug 6, 2007 at 12:36 PM

    I know this is a bit of a cliché, but READ THE BOOKS. Or listen to them on Ipod, assuming you can get one that isn't so heavily edited for time that you miss a lot. That's what I ended up with when I got the Wheel of Time books on tape. (Yes- TAPE!!) The book "The Bourne Identity" was so much be... read more »

  • It Goes From God To Ben Forta To Us

    Posted on May 16, 2007 at 9:54 AM

    Been wondering about something ever since cf.Objective() ColdFusion is a niche language. I know no one here likes hearing that (heck- I don't like saying it) but unpleasant facts are still facts. That being said, look at what Adobe's doing. With Flex, LiveCycle (I think that's what Flex Data Ser... read more »

  • Force ColdFusion Server To Recompile A ColdFusion Template

    Posted on May 3, 2007 at 9:50 AM

    From the CFAdministrator, under "Server Settings -->Caching" "Trusted cache When checked, any requested files found to currently reside in the template cache will not be inspected for potential updates. For sites where templates are not updated during the life of the server, this minimizes file ... read more »

  • Thank You New York City Fire Department!

    Posted on Apr 9, 2007 at 8:18 AM

    Saw something a lot like that a few years back. We were helping a friend move into a new apartment, and one of the buildings caught on fire. By the time the fire department was finished up, there were a couple tables out on a nearby lawn with extra clothes, toothbrushes, and general day-to-day nec... read more »

  • Lenny And Bo, ColdFusion Programmers (Vol. 3)

    Posted on Mar 30, 2007 at 8:05 AM

    These are *SO* wrong... Keep 'em coming! :)... read more »

  • My Wrists Are Killing Me

    Posted on Mar 1, 2007 at 12:08 PM

    I know a guitar player who recently went through the same thing with RSI. He's been playing for 20+ years, and was given a choice by his therapist a couple summers back. Stop playing cold turkey now for about 6 months, or soon stop playing cold turkey for good. It was like watching a kid at Chris... read more »

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