Better to edit jvm.config manually than thru Java/JVM page of CFAdmin

There have been at least two bugs in the ColdFusion MX Administrator's ability to properly update the JVM settings in cf_root/runtime/bin/jvm.config when using the Java/JVM page to enact the change. A technote was just released for How to upgrade the JVM shipped with ColdFusion, which demonstrates how to change JVM settings from the Administrator. I recommend that you familiarize yourself with the contents of the jvm.config file and carefully edit the file by hand instead, after making an original back up copy.

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Concord Community Swim Center Opens

From the Concord Journal:

"The crowd in attendance for the opening of The Beede Center gave some sense of the people involved and interested over the decade-long process to bring a swim and fitness center to Concord.

About 400 residents turned out for the event, which was held on a sunny April 2 afternoon at the newly christened pool and fitness center at 498 Walden St. ...

Inside, the modern facility features cardiovascular workout stations, each equipped with its own monitor television, a weight area, and, as the name suggests, pools and pools and pools. There is one Olympic-sized lap pool, a heated therapeutic pool, a shallow childrens pool including sprays and fountains, and a diving well - all aquatic needs are now met locally, and without sharing pond life or unguarded areas at local swimming holes."


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Upcoming CFLive! Previews of 2006 CFUNITED Topics

CFUNITED

As the organizer of the Online ColdFusion Meetup Group I'd like help spread the word that CFUNITED's Michael Smith and I have been sponsoring online previews of the topics which will be presented in full at the conference. These previews cover ColdFusion development as well as related web technologies. Moreover, the CFLive! talks are given by the original speaker for the topic, and they are intended to provide a summary and flavor of the subject matter so that you can decide if you'd like to add it to your conference schedule to hear the full session.

These talks are about 1/2 hour including time for Q&A, usually Thursdays at noon US/Eastern time. (Timezone Help)

The url for the Breeze meeting is listed in the MORE INFORMATION section of the RSVP page. In the Breeze Meeting, just click the button to login as GUEST with no password but enter your name when prompted, and then you'll join the meeting from your browser.

If you've never used Breeze, get a quick overview.

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Stanton Finley's Fedora Core 5 Linux Installation Notes

If you're a Linux expert or novice you'll surely find this user's guide to installing and configuring Fedora Core 5 Linux useful. Stanton Finley provides carefully written step-by-step instructions and relevant reference material.

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Website Design Professional Training on DVD

TotalTraining.com has released a great line-up of DVD video lessons including Advanced Dreamweaver 8 and Extreme Website Makeover. Read about how much I like training from this company.

Master Collection: Total Training for Advnced Dreamweaver 8
This design training helps you go beyond the basics and dive into the advanced capabilities of the industry-leading web design tool. Efficiently layout, develop, and maintain standards-based web sites with the industry-leading tool.


Total Training for Website Design - Extreme Website Makeover
These video tutorials equip you with the skills necessary to turn an ordinary website into one thats content-rich using popular web design and development tools: Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Contribute, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

Computer Security Program at Stanford

Computer Security, Stanford
Today I was notified by the Program Manager for the Stanford Center for Professional Development that I've successfully met the requirements for the Computer Security Certificate Program, and my certificate is being processed. The online program consists of three courses:


  • Computer Security Principles
  • Introduction to Cryptography
  • Secure Programming Techniques


The Cryptography course was the most interesting, and now I have a better understanding of block ciphers and stream ciphers in symmetric key cryptology, as well as differences between symmetric key standards such as DES, 3DES, AES, and RC4. I also learned more about asymmetric cryptology including RSA, how a buffer overflow attack works and how to code to avoid them, and more about hashing algorithms MD5 and sha1.

The Stanford program built on related knowledge I've accumulated over the years of working with web technology and from other courses including Network Security at Brandeis, Networking and Security Administration at Red Hat, and Intro to Cryptology Bootcamp at BNUG.

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