New Icons for Adobe's Next Product Line

coldfusion misc Adobe's new lineup of icons for the upcoming products including ColdFusion 8 (Scorpio), Adobe Photoshop CS3, etc. have been made public by John Nack, and they are generated quite a bit of reaction both good and bad.

Here's the new icon for ColdFusion 8.

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Improve Your Web Copy Writing

Yahoo! has a good article on the basics of improving your web copy writing. A good read for anyone, but its basic enough that you can pass this on to non-technical folks, and writers as well.

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Microsoft Selling $200 for $5

web Just in case you have missed it Microsoft is giving you $200 when you signup and spend $5 on Microsoft AdCenter.

There is some fine print to be aware of. The $200 credit is only good for 90 days, valid in the US only, and you must sign up by Jan 15 07.

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CFDUMP For JavaScript

web Of all the tags in ColdFusion, CFDUMP has to be one of the handiest tags. Any ColdFusion developer who uses the tag has probably at some point wanted to use it in other languages.

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Gravatar's not showing up?

coldfusion I had been wondering why my Gravatar images haven't been showing up for a while in the comments on my blog.

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Yahoo and IBM Join Forces to create OmniFind

web Yahoo and IBM have joined up to create OmniFind a free entry level enterprise search appliance. The app runs on Linux or Windows and sports a nifty API (REST based, returns results in ATOM format).

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GoogleBot Runs AJAX?

web I saw this curious line in my log files today: - - [06/Dec/2006:17:00:50 +0000] "POST /suggest.cfm HTTP/1.1" 200 232 "-" "Googlebot/2.1 (+"

That's GoogleBot doing a POST operation to suggest.

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Monitoring Log files in Realtime on Unix

apple linux Here's a handy trick for monitoring log files on unix, linux or mac's.

SSH on to your server then type:

tail -f /var/log/httpd/access_log

The above command will show you the last few lines of the log file, this is no suprise if your fimiliar with tail command.

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Howto Build Server Side AJAX Suggestions with

web I'm a big fan of the javascript library. I have been using some of the effects on a dashboard console for one of my clients, it has been quite nice to work with, and has really helped improve the user experience.

I also used on cssdocs.

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web I have just launched another documentation shortcut site, this time for CSS: It allows you to get to CSS documentation from the url, for instance type in: to go to the W3C documentation for the text-decoration property.

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Naming Tables

misc I am working on a project that has a database table called people. Now I am pretty sure that I was the one to name this table so I will take the blame, but it has been kind of hard to work with that name.

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Interview with Christopher Schmitt author of the CSS Cookbook

books web I recently had a chance to conduct an interview with Christopher Schmitt, author of the CSS Cookbook from O'Reilly, among other books. Chris recently released a second edition of the CSS Cookbook which he updated for IE 7, and Firefox 1.5.

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did you hack my cf?