Tab completion in Windows 2000

misc One of my favorite features of unix is tab completion. You can type the first letter of a directory, and then hit tab and it will complete the rest for you. This is enabled by default on Windows XP, but on windows 2000 it isn't. Here's how you enable it. Run regedit.

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Looking for Java Blogs?

java There is a big list of about 40 Java Blogs. Click the logo:

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How to make ColdFusion MX go to sleep

coldfusion Many people have had the need for a ColdFusion page to sleep, typically between iterations of a loop. There is a tag called CFX_Sleep in the Tag Gallery, but in ColdFusion MX you don't need a CFX tag to make the current processing thread sleep using the static sleep method on the java.lang.

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Uptime for Windows 2000, 2003, XP and NT

misc Almost every unix operating system comes with a utility called uptime that tells you how long your server has been running.

Unfortunitly no such tool comes with windows, but there is a pretty fool proof way to determine the date you computer was last started.

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Batch Files to Restart Services on Windows

coldfusion I wrote some batch files today for restarting services on windows. The bat files can be used to restart ColdFusion MX or IIS services on Windows NT/2000/XP.

Batch File to restart ColdFusion MX

@echo off

REM - File: cfmxrestart.

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CFC's - private works like protected

coldfusion I noticed yesterday that when you use access="private" in a CFC function, inherited CFC's also have access to this function.

In object oriented languages such as Java, C++, or C# this type of access is known as "protected" access.

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did you hack my cf?