ColdFusion MX 7 Easter Egg?

Pete Freitag found the ColdFusion MX 6.0 easter egg back in 2002, almost 4 month's after release. ColdFusion MX 7 has been out 3 months this week and I haven't seen any discussion of an easter egg yet. Honestly, I don't even know if an easter egg exists or not in this version. Has anyone considered where and what the easter egg might be this time?

Let the hunt begin!

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Power Mac dream machine on its way



I've been comtemplating my jump into Mac OS X for a long time now, and I've recently decided to go for it. My dream machine should arrive this week to the office where I'll use the Power Mac G5 and its 30" display as my principle work station, in between my Windows XP box on one side and Red Hat Linux on the other.

I wasn't planning on the 30" display, but after spending a lot of time in the Apple store getting the feel of the displays, I couldn't get myself to part with the motherload of all displays. I mean, hey, I'm in front of a monitor for the better part of 50 hours a week here, so I'd better start making it a better experience than a 17" CRT on top a Wintel workstation that's bulging under the load.

Here's the full spec:

  • 2GB DDR400 SDRAM (PC3200) - 4x512
  • Dual 2GHz PowerPC G5
  • 160GB Serial ATA - 7200rpm
  • ATI Radeon 9650 w/256MB DDR SDRAM
  • Apple Cinema HD Display (30" flat panel)
  • 16x SuperDrive double-layer (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)

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Library of Congress Series on Digital Future - Free on Audible.com

Audible.com has a series of 8 lectures on the topic of the Digital Future, available free of charge, published by C-SPAN. Each lecture is about an hour and a half, and downloadable in mp3 format for you iPod.

I can't post the direct link to the lecture series since audible.com uses session data in the URL and without the session parameter it logs an error, so just search for the topic title or author on their site.

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scienceNow - Special PBS Series

The PBS program NOVA has produced an innovative, educational science program called scienceNow, which started airing this spring. I think the series is absolutely fantastic, not only because of the content, but because the host Robert Krulwich is able to convey the complex topics through his antics as well as serious discussion.

What's best about the actual shows is that they are available for viewing on the internet, so if you weren't able to watch it or record it on your Tivo, no problem. Just go to the site and watch the streaming video there!

Each show covers about 3 or 4 topics, and the most recent edition had a great section about stem cell research and therapeutic cloning.

Protecting Personal Data in Windows XP

Jake Ludington's blog, MediaBlab, has a comprehensive blog entry to securing Windows XP computers in case they are stolen. The guide includes basic security advise such as forcing users to login to XP, but also covers advanced security options such as file system encryption and offsite, hard-copy password storage. The author has published a longer security guide available here.

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