Photo from Chile

Subversion Makes a Fool out of Me

I've had this ongoing problem with Subversion with one of my ColdFusion projects. The set up with the client is far from ideal - here's how it works:

I have a Subversion repository for all of the code and I use it for all of my work. When I'm ready to upload changes I export from Subversion and upload either the whole thing or just the changes if there are only a few. Once the work is uploaded to the server the client can download view templates, make changes to them and upload the changes. This allows them to make changes to the appearance of the site without having to bother/pay me. We've been doing this for a few years so the client knows what they're doing and doesn't usually create problems with any existing ColdFusion code in the templates.


I've been Goog'd

Just a quick thanks to Geoff Bowers. My blog is now aggregated by fullasagoog.

My New BlogCFC Skin

Now that I've started trying to blog more regularly, and now that some people are actually viewing my blog, I figured it was time to ditch the lovely BlogCFC vanilla skin and make things a bit prettier around here.

I was a bit intimidated at first, being very much a back-end developer and not having done much work with css in quite awhile. With a little moral support from Paul Marcotte, I found a css template that I liked at, made a couple of changes to it, including getting rid of the wood in the background graphic (thanks Paul), and started making changes to BlogCFC templates.

A few hours later my blog was reborn. It was actually pretty easy to do, and I'm quite happy with the results.

I also replaced the stock photo that comes with the template with a slice from a photo that I took during a hike in Parque Nacional Torres del Paine in southern Chile in 2004. You can see the full photo here. I plan to rotate this image with others that I've taken on my travels.

I also took this opportunity to play with Slideshows in BlogCFC, setting one up which contains a few more photos from this trip. If you enjoy nice scenery and/or are interested in Chile, check it out via the link in the sidebar.


My banner image now rotates hourly, so the link above may not actually point to a full version of the banner pic. It's still a nice photo, though.

Finally Blogging

As a part-time CF developer and part-time stay at home father, I've found it next to impossible to blog. I've been learning a lot of new things lately, though, and thought that I should attempt to share them with anyone who cares to listen.

So I'm finally blogging. I'm currently doing a lot of cool stuff with Transfer, and I'm going to find it hard to blog much, but I'm going to make an effort.

I have learned so much from other people's blogs that it's time to start giving back.

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