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On User Experience (UX) Design, JavaScript, ColdFusion, Node.js, Life, and Love.

Phil Parsons

Member since Jan 11, 2010

Recent Blog Comments By Phil Parsons

  • ColdFusion 10 Beta - Critical Bug In Compiling Function Expressions / Closures

    Posted on Feb 24, 2012 at 4:10 AM

    @Sam, not a fan of CF myself but the company I work for uses it and it works for us. If you take the time to look through some of Ben's archives you'll see he is very open to other languages. @Ben, how the hell do you find time to pick apart CF10 and run a startup?! Your closure posts over the last... read more »

  • The 4th Annual Regular Expression Day (And Prizes) - June 1st, 2011

    Posted on May 31, 2011 at 4:01 AM

    ha, celebrating with cake and champagne is next level!! I can just imagine the questions from the kids... Daddy who is Reg'x??... read more »

  • The 4th Annual Regular Expression Day (And Prizes) - June 1st, 2011

    Posted on May 27, 2011 at 4:16 AM

    @Ben, This is awesome, I'll put together an entry tonight when I get home!!... read more »

  • Project HUGE: The Last Workout Of 2010 Starts With Personal Best

    Posted on Dec 30, 2010 at 1:27 PM

    Hey Ben, nice lift!! Glad to see you have dropped the straps and started using chalk! Good luck in 2011, my thing for 2011 is the overhead squat.... bring it on Phil... read more »

  • Seven Languages In Seven Weeks: Ruby - Day 1

    Posted on Nov 22, 2010 at 8:48 AM

    @Ben, I was just interested in your commenting in general, I see you add a lot in on your CF posts too. I use CBuilder at work but at home I run Aptana 3 (beta) which has all the support for Ruby and Rails, might want to check it out. Maybe install on CBuilder as a plugin. Phil... read more »

  • Seven Languages In Seven Weeks: Ruby - Day 1

    Posted on Nov 21, 2010 at 6:19 PM

    Hey Ben, I'll be interested to see how you get on with the book, seems a lot to wrap your head around in 7 weeks. Out of interest, do you comment production code the same way you comment code samples on your blog. I find it strangely hard to read!! Phil... read more »

  • Project HUGE: Barbell Back Squats - Shaky Form, But Getting Stronger

    Posted on Jan 18, 2010 at 9:53 AM

    @Ben, Yeah totally not good! I'm kind of restricted with the lifts I can do as I train at home and just have a set of oly weights with db handles, a rack and a bench. Once I get back into it and my strength is up I will no doubt switch it up and add in some assistance stuff. btw, just watched the... read more »

  • Project HUGE: Barbell Back Squats - Shaky Form, But Getting Stronger

    Posted on Jan 16, 2010 at 6:28 PM

    @Ben, yeah flexibility will help a lot. I'd strongly recommend reading Mark Rippetoes starting strength, really helps you understand the mechanics involved with the big lifts and has some great methodologies for nailing your form. I'm trying to find time to train 3 days a week at the nmoment, [... read more »

  • Project HUGE: Barbell Back Squats - Shaky Form, But Getting Stronger

    Posted on Jan 16, 2010 at 5:32 PM

    Hey Ben, looks like your leaning forward a bit towards the bottom which, like you said, will round your back out. Still, though, a good weight for someone who's been out of the gym for a while. Out of interest, what is your current routine?... read more »

  • Project HUGE: Waking The Beast And My First Video Of 2010

    Posted on Jan 11, 2010 at 2:37 PM

    @Ben, I have to say it is nice training in your own space. Luckily my floors are like 20" solid concrete so all my neighbours need to worry about is the noise. Thinking about the swapping of hands, you make a very good point. I think I will try to switch it up more often as I get back into the s... read more »

  • Project HUGE: Waking The Beast And My First Video Of 2010

    Posted on Jan 11, 2010 at 9:23 AM

    @Ben, sounds like you have it all well planned, using a hook grip for a while, even with straps, should help strengthen your grip too. I usually do my light sets with hook then switch it up for the heavy sets but to be honest I don't think I have ever even tried swapping hands! Might try that s... read more »

  • Project HUGE: Waking The Beast And My First Video Of 2010

    Posted on Jan 11, 2010 at 8:08 AM

    @Ben, you should try chalking your hands and using an over, under grip on the bar sometime - that's if your gym are ok with the mess! Straps are cool though if used right and you don't end up relying on them. good luck with the training man, I'll pop back and see how you are getting on sometime.... read more »

  • Project HUGE: Waking The Beast And My First Video Of 2010

    Posted on Jan 11, 2010 at 4:16 AM

    Looking good Ben, I am just myself getting back in the gym after the madness of the birth of my 3 month old son. Your looking like you'll be piling the plates back on over the next few weeks, have to ask though - why the straps?... read more »