Win a GPSr!? I’d love to!

I ran across a contest on podcacher.com They're giving away a GPSr! More specifically, they're giving away a Garmin GPSMAP 64. I think it might be better than my Garmin eTrex 30, but it's worth entering the contest whether it is or not.

Using Camera Flash In Daylight

I never remember to use my camera flash when taking photos during the daytime. Watch Sonny from Pocket Lenses shows how to best bring out faces by using the flash during daylight.

Getting Started with DataTables

A colleague came to me today trying to get the DataTables jQuery plugin working on a web page. The instructions on the datatables.net site don't seem to have a complete out-of-the-box example on how to get the plugin working. So here goes. Download the plugin from datatables.net. From within the zip archive you downloaded, navigate …

Hammock Camping – Spring 2013

Over the last year, I have switched to hammock camping. I no longer carry a tent. On the weekend of March 8-10, 2013, I was out camping in my new setup: Here's how my gear broke down prior to making the switch: Ounces Pounds Kilograms Tent 120 oz 7.5 lbs 3.4 kg MEC Raven -7 …

Setting SessionTimeout in CF9 and CF10

I ran across a thread on the CFWheels Google Group where someone was having problems with setting a session timeout. I remembered that I had the same problem a few weeks back. I didn't think anything of it after I found a solution though. Now, since I'm not the only one having this problem, I …

Installing ColdFusion 10 under MAMP Pro 2 on OS X Lion

I've been attending a whole host of ColdFusion 10 Developer Week 2012 sessions this week, and got inspired to upgrade my development machine to run ColdFusion 10. I had previously been running CF9 (developer) and MAMP Pro 2.0.5. These instructions will allow you to remove CF9 and install CF10. Installing and configuring MAMP Pro is …

Combining Two RSS Feeds in CFScript

In a previous post, I had written an example of combining two RSS feeds into one. At some point, I lost the code from the example, probably from clicking save one-too-many times in WordPress. WordPress is quite finicky about posting any kind of programming code. I did some research, and found PasteBin, and have started …

Parks Canada’s Glacier Walk Proposal

Parks Canada emailed me today in regards to the Glacier Walk proposal in Jasper National Park. They provided several pieces of information: Setting the Record Straight (PDF) Questions and Answers – The Proposed Brewster Glacier Discovery Walk Link to Brewster's Glacier Discovery Walk website It almost sounds like the proposal has already been approved, and …

jQuery AJAX request for a JSON WordPress feed

Here’s a method to get a JSON feed with jQuery (version 1.7.1 at time of writing). This may work in earlier versions of jQueruy but I have didn't test it. Code walkthrough: Specify the feed URL. See notes in the code below for pre-requisites. Before sending the request, set the "result" div to show an …

ColdFusion Proxy to avoid Cross-Site Scripting

Here’s a method to get an JSON feed with ColdFusion. This will work in ColdFusion 7 and later. This is useful for avoiding cross-site scripting in Javascript/jQuery - You would simply call your remote feed on your local server, and then your jQuery would be able to call a "local" resource. Code walkthrough: Use CFHTTP …