ColdFusion MX 6.1: Combined Hot fix for using COM objects

Macromedia has created a hot fix to address several issues with using COM objects in ColdFusion MX 6.1.

The hot fix resolves the following issues with COM objects:

  • 53224 - Child COM objects should not be released when the parent is released

  • 53243 - Empty string variables should not be passed as Nulls

  • 53283 - Optional arguments should be recognized correctly

  • 53114 - VT_INT arguments should be converted to VT_I4 integers

  • If a null argument is passed to a COM object, it should be initialized VT_EMPTY

See: Macromedia Technote

First Snowfall for Fall 2003

First snow in Concord 2003

Well, snow fans, the day has finally arrived. Today is the first snowfall in Massachusetts this season, and the webcam has captured it all. If a few snapshots just don't do it for you, then you can always relish this short video from where ever you are...

Seems an appropriate time to quote from my favorite Nothern Exposure character, Chris Stevens, played by John Corbett. Chris read this poem over KBHR radio during the December 1993 episode.

Oh the snow the beautiful snow
filling the sky and earth below.
Over the house tops and over the streets,
over the heads of people you meet.
Dancing flirting skimming along.
Oh the snow the beautiful snow
how the flakes gather and laugh as they go.
Whirling about in their maddening fun
it plays in its glee with everyone.
Chasing laughing hurrying by
it lights on the face and sparkles the eye.
And even the dogs with a bark and a bound
snap at the crystals that eddy around.
The town is alive and its heart in a glow
to welcome the coming of beautiful snow.

Later I found the souce here...