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Blog Redesign

After god knows how many years, web archive says Fed 06, and first blog post Jun 05, I finally decided to change (or even have) the design for my blog.

I always said content's first, so after 500 posts I finally got to it. I kept it simple and minimalistic. Let me know what you think, or if you find any problems. I upgraded to BlogCFC 5.9.003, implemented table-less div layouts, and carefully maintained SEO urls, keywords, descriptions, so hopefully I won't see any drops.

Thanks goes to Tom de Manincor for making it happen, and Bryan Stanley for the design and implementation.

IIS + Apache, side by side happy together

IIS and Apache running side by side ... why? Well, for me, because I run SVN through Apache in a Windows box. I still like IIS for web sites, especially because I like to keep it similar to my production sites... however, I blogged before about getting multiple SVN repositories working with Apache. I usually switched Apache to listen to an alternate port because IIS binds itself to all port 80 on all IPs, regardless if they are actually being used or not. Good news! I found this Microsoft support document explaining how to unbind IIS from all IPs and include only the ones you want. I know, I actually never even looked for this before, but I have IIS serving my sites and Apache server SVN in the same server, both on port 80. Of course, you can also use this for hosting Trac (easier in Apache than IIS), or even just testing ... By the way, if you don't have the Windows Server CD handy, you can download the Support Tools here.
So, after installing the Support Tools, follow these instructions from the M$ site:

To add an IP address to the IP inclusion list
1.    Click Start, and then click Run.
2.    Type cmd, and then click OK to open a command prompt.
3.    Type the following, where is the IP address you want to add:
httpcfg set iplisten -i
When this succeeds, Httpcfg returns the following:
HttpSetServiceConfiguration completed with 0

To view additional status codes, see the Httpcfg help.
4.    After the IP address is added, use the following command to list it:
httpcfg query iplisten
Httpcfg returns the following:
5.    From the command prompt, stop the HTTP service and its dependent services. To do this, type the following string at the command prompt:
net stop http /y
6.    From the command prompt, restart the HTTP service and it dependent services. To do this, type the following string at the command prompt:
net start w3svc
Note When you start w3svc, all services that were stopped when HTTP was stopped will start.

Happy holidays from iChameleon Group 2008

Wow, I think this is the longest period without a single post. I've been extremely busy, but that's always good.

So in the past iChameleon Group has sent out a candy cane smackdown xmas card, a this year is a shootout, but this year no funny flash game. We had an iCG people awards this year and we projected a nice show reel in big screen which summarized most of our 2007 work... I loved it, so check it out:

(Adobe) Flash is a miracle - (Adobe) Flash saved every one of us

Guinness Tipping Unlocked

This is truly amazing; I never thought someone could unlock the entire game so quickly... Guinness launched a campaign called Guinness Tipping that consisted in an Internet scavenger hunt... They hid clues all over and required codes to unlock the game. Most people seemed to be stuck Tens of thousands of people played and someone finally unlocked it today. After you unlock the game, you can download the still unreleased new Guinness commercial and she posted it to youtube ... and here it is, check it out:

Juan Ramon predicts good things are coming

OMG: Stephen Colbert for President

Less is more

I guess it really only happens once in a lifetime, a public complaint about me not blogging... wow, Rey, you have cojones!

However, it's true, an eye opener, I've been procrastinating and saying 'tomorrow' for about a month now ... but hey, less is more, right?

I have a huge to-blog list that includes cf8 gotchas, vmware esx servers, cf8 public key encryption libraries, frameworks, multiple environments (standalone, with ColdSpring, with ColdSpring and Transfer, with ColdBox, ColdSpring, and Tranfer), AjaxCFC updates and fixes ... but I truly haven't got to it ... So they're coming, they're all coming.

I've been involved with ColdBox with some nice additions, which I didn't blog about, but Luis did.

I'm back now ... Thanks Rey...

Mac Virtualization: VMware Fusion goes final

VMWare is the best virtualization software, period. I've been running VMWare workstation on my PC, ESX to host my servers, and Fusion Beta on my Mac .... Fusion goes final next week! Woohoo!

EgoSurf Results 07-2007

Back in December I perform an egosurf test, so I chose to re-take it and see that changed... here're the updated resutls.... not much change at all... is that good or bad?

Resutls for "Rob Gonda"

engine ranking ego points 2nd 8923 1st, and 2nd 6641 2nd 1727 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 18th, and 20th 6628

Results for ajaxCFC
engine ranking ego points 2nd 8542 2nd, and 3rd 8988 4th 2172 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 23th, 24th, 25th, 27th, 29th, 40th, 42th, and 47th 14025

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