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Coder's Revolution Is Now Running ContentBox CMS

ColdBox, ColdFusion, ContentBox, General

I am proud to have finally brought my blog into the new age my converting from BlogCFC which served me well for many years to ContentBox Modular CMS.  Other than a few case-sensitivity glitches moving my database from a Windows backup to my Linux server, it went very well.  Contentbox has a built-in BlogCFC converter which is very nice and pulled across all my content, categories, comments, users, etc in just a minute or so.  I also wrote a simple open source module for ContentBox which will support the old BlogCFC-style links to entries, pages, and RSS feeds so old links will still work.  I am using Computer Know How's Bootswatch Theme.

 Both the URL compatibility module and the Bootswatch theme are available on ForgeBox and can be installed directly from the ContentBox admin with the click of a button.  This is part of why ContentBox is so advanced and extensible.  Hopefully I'll blog a bit more now that I've got all the new ContentBox features.  I know I still need to do some cleanup on the code formatting in some of my entries.  If you see any broken links for functionality, please let me know so I can take a look and fix it.

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ContentBox is Giving Away a Kindle Fire for Christmas

ColdBox, ContentBox, General
ContentBox and Ortus Solutions just announced a new contest today. All you have to do is write an original ContentBox Theme or Module and submit it to ForgeBox by the Dec 14th deadline.

First prize is a Kindle Fire and a $50 Amazon Gift Card. Runner up is $50 worth of iTunes and Amazon Gift Cards. We're excited to see what the community comes up with.
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My "One Tough Puzzle" JavaScript Brute Force Solution

General, JavaScript, Technology
So, I've been sitting on this for months (because I'm lazy) and decided it's finally time to post it. My mother-in-law visited a while back and brought a puzzle for the kids to play with. It's called "One Tough Puzzle". It claims to have "more the 300,000 wrong ways, but only one right way to assemble it." Well, after fiddling with it for a while, I did what any code-blooded hacker would do and wrote some JavaScript to brute force solve it.
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Call to Arms: We All Need to Evangelize

ColdBox, General, Technology
Prior to this week, there were Wikipedia entries for MockBox, CacheBox and WireBox, but they've all been deleted by Wikipedia. There still is an entry for the ColdBox Platform-- for now. It's also been marked for deletion. So has the FuseBox page. The main reason for the deletion notices is that those articles don't have enough notable third-party references to support them. Wikipedia moderators say those topics just don't have enough articles, news, and books written about them OUTSIDE of their own community, or for that matter; the ColdFusion community.
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Take A Quick ColdBox Survey, Win An iPod Shuffle

ColdBox, ColdFusion, General, LogBox, WireBox
If you currently use (or recently used) ColdBox, we want to know your thoughts. Take our quick, anonymous survey to tell us what you like or dislike about ColdBox and we'll put your name in for a drawing to win your choice of either an iPod Shuffle or a 1 hour consultancy with the creator of ColdBox, Luis Majano. http://blog.coldbox.org/blog/why-do-you-use-coldbox
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I'm The New ColdBox Platform Evangelist!

ColdBox, ColdFusion, General, LogBox, MVC, WireBox
I've been working with Luis and the rest of the ColdBox team for several years now. I was excited when Luis asked me to become a ColdBox team member last year, and now I have the privilege to bear the responsibility of the first ever ColdBox Platform Evangelist.
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How To Ignore Whitespace in GitHub Unified Diff

General, GitHub
I just ran across this little gem and wanted to throw it out there for anyone else who uses GitHub. If you're ever viewing a unified diff like the kind that shows up at the bottom of a commit list, you might find it annoying if there were a bunch of whitespace changes (like tabs and such) that are cluttering the diff.
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ColdBox Connection Today On WireBox 3.1 And AOP

ColdBox, ColdFusion, General, WireBox
Just a quick reminder that the latest ColdBox Connection starts at Noon Central today. Luis will be talking about the new features of WireBox 3.1 which was just released as well as an in-depth explanation of of the new AOP implementation. AOP (Aspect Oriented Programming) is seriously cool stuff, so put your thinking caps on and come learn. You can't beat free ColdBox training! You'll find the meeting here:
http://experts.adobeconnect.com/coldbox-connection/ Update:
Here is the recording URL of the meeting:
http://experts.adobeconnect.com/p1vqmd7hiy1/
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Google and Les Paul

General, Google
If you haven't seen it, Google's homepage has a very cool tribute to Les Paul. It's a live strum-able guitar. Below are some hints on how to use it for the less musical ones among us along with some recordings of mine.
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I'm Speaking At This Week's ColdBox Connection Online Meeting

ColdBox, ColdFusion, General
ColdBox has an online meetup every other week called the ColdBox Connection. Just a note that the next one is this Thursday at noon Central time. I will be talking about LogBox-- the Logging framework that is built into ColdBox and also can be used as a stand-alone logging utility in a legacy app. See you there! http://experts.adobeconnect.com/coldbox-connection/
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