Thursday, July 20, 2006

CF Debugging Printing

A constant frustration for many ColdFusion developers I've worked with is the way CF debugging output prints. Since MX (v6), it has printed as source code from the browser - which not only ruins any design aspects you may have wanted to print, but also wastes miles of paper.

Thanks to RedBalloon for pointing out a very easy fix - by modifying your print styles, or just adding one for the .cfDebug class, you can prevent this from being printed at all.

Good stuff - it is now a part of my "standard" CSS file.

1 Year Ago...

Wow, one year ago today at 10 am, I was in a hospital room watching my wife go through the early stages of labor. I had no idea what I was in for - having a child, being a father - nothing I read or heard really prepared me for it. The best advice I received was from my friend Sean, who told me I was in for the most wonderful experience of my life. He was so right.

Watching my little girl come in to the world, and watching her grow day by day over the last year has been incredible. And while she may not know it is her birthday today, we celebrate anyway. We celebrate the joy she has brought to us and the joy we will continue to have as we watch her grow from 1 to 2.

Happy Birthday Evelyn!


Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Coulter Gets Dropped from Newspaper

It is no secret that I hate Ann Coulter!

So I am happy to report that a major news paper has dropped her, and another is considering it.

News Hounds has the story - hurray!

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Another Great Flickr Tool

Another day, another Flickr tool. This time it's flickrInspector, found via Scoble, pretty slick set of data pulled from any Flickr account about it. Total photos, most interesting photos, etc.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Preloadr, yeah Baby!

Photo Editing Tools for Flickr, too sweet! If you use Flickr, you must check out Proloadr!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Firework Madness

I've lived most of my life in dense urban areas. When holidays like the 4th roll around, I'm used seeing a decent amount of fireworks set off by my neighbors - even though every place I've ever lived has laws against them.

What I experienced last night, however, was unreal. Starting at about 8:00pm (a good hour and a half before it was dark) people in the neighborhood started setting off small bottle rockets and firecrackers. It was at a pretty impressive rate, but I really didn't think much of it. When the sun finally went down, the sky lit up, for well over 2 hours. I couldn't believe the number and variety bottle rockets, firecrackers, etc going off. It was a non-stop barrage of light and noise. Normally I'm a pretty big fan of these little shows, but after 30 minutes or so, it just became silly. It may have gone much later than 11:00pm, I don't know I gave up and went to sleep.

I have no idea what made yesterday so special, or different, but if every year is going to be like this, I'll never have to go to a "real" fireworks show again.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Happy 4th of July!

17,000 fireworks wrapped in to a single roll, and then lit. Wow.