ColdFusion highlighted in Macromedia Fourth Quarter Results

Betsey Nelson, CFO of Macromedia, noted in the Breezo of today's Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2005:

Server products posted nice strong results this quarter with major strategic wins in both Flex and ColdFusion...

I'm still listening, so there might be more on CF. There's definitely a few slides just on Flex in there.

Here's a text version of the quarter's results.

Multiple installation configurations collide on Verity Search Service

More unsupported tinkering....

If you have a Windows development machine where you'd like to install both CFMX 7 server configuration and CFMX 7 Multiserver or J2EE (Websphere, Weblogic, etc) installation, the ColdFusion Search Service for each installer will overwrite the previous Search Service. Making searching usable the by last installation configuration, and not the earlier configuration.

One way to get around this is to do the first CFMX 7 installation including the Verity option, then later run a batch file to remove the Search Service, edit the verity installation config file to provide a unique name for the Service and unique K2 ports, then run the batch file to install the Service and configure that server instance's K2 server to listen on those ports.

The goal here would be to have installed the CFMX 7 Server Configuration and change the K2 Search Service to have a different Service Name and listen on different ports. Then you'll edit the CFAdmin K2 page to reflect those new ports. Later, you could install the Multiserver/J2EE configuration and let it install its own CFMX K2 Search Service while leaving that Service to its defaults.


Macromedia: Java, ColdFusion Developers Safe

On April 21, Ben Forta blogged about an article in SD Times where Kevin Lynch was quoted about ColdFusion. I couldn't find that article online then, but today I noticed it's a headline in the May 1st online edition of SD Times:

Macromedia: Java, ColdFusion Developers Safe

Here's Brian Rinaldi's link from the comments below.

Let Jennifer Wilbanks Be

Give me a break already. What an oversensitive pack of wussies we've become if people are seriously considering prosecuting the so called "runaway bride" Jennifer Wilbanks, whose story has been sensationalized though the headlines of all the major news networks. I think the popular media is perpetually in a frenzy, looking to produce overhyped stories that lead to showcase trials which the American public sadly loves to consume for pure entertainment value.

Watching CBS News this morning, there was a debate between some witch lawyer from Boston and Gloria Allred, a self-styled victims'-rights advocate. The witch was salivating over the prospect of prosecuting Jennifer and compared her to serial killer Jeffrey Dawmer and Andrea Yates who killed her children in a fit of depression.

Let Jennifer go home, settle down, and think about what she's done. She freaked out about getting married, nothing more. Enough already, send the media home, and kick them in the ass on the way out the door!

In a related "we're all a pack of wussies" story, Boston news has recently highlighted a man who spanked his child with a belt, 3 slaps, for chronically not doing his homework. Clearly the father and son generally have a good relationship, and this man was not abusing his son, and even the law permits spanking your child within a reasonable amount if the parent thinks its warranted. But the child got scared the next day and called his mom, the father's ex-wife, and she called the police and got a restraining order.

Again... Give me a break!

I had many relatives grow up with tough love and they've all turned out fine. Yikes! Get over it already lady! The law which this guy supposedly broke was obviously intended to protect children against serious child abuse and extreme corporal punishment. You can see from the interviews of the child that he loves his father and gets along great.