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My first layoff

General
Well, I experienced my first layoff today. After working at my job for 4 1/2 years our company "changed tracks" under the direction of a new CIO and cut most of our programming team including me. It appears they want to shift over to .NET and outsource most everything to China.
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Movie Review: WALL-E (Sort of...)

General
Well, it's been so long since I've been to the movies I seriously can't remember the last one I saw in a theatre. My 2 1/2 year old daughter loves movies but has never actually been in a theatre before. My wife-- well, she just wanted to get out of the house. That being as it was, we headed out last night to take a gander at the new Pixar flick, WALL-E.
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Confessions of a speed junky: How I made my code faster

ColdFusion, General, Java, Performance
The past couple of days I've been messing around with a couple functions, cleaning them up a bit to blog about them. One of them is for color-coding SQL and the other for highlighting differences in two strings. Both are pretty small, but very repetitive in what they do. Depending on the size of the text you are processing, performance varied. Sometimes the code inside was repeated hundreds of thousands of times given a large enough test.
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Put down the keyboard and step away from the computer

ColdFusion, General, Java
Research shows that driving while extremely tired renders the same results as driving drunk. Following that same line of though, is coding while sleep deprived the same as writing your code in a drunken stupor?
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Does grammar at its peak, pique your interest? Take a peek.

General
For those of you that like to be as grammatically correct as possible, read through this guide to common grammar blunders. I enjoyed it. Franklin's Grammar Cheat Sheet
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Sour Endings: Anatomy of a Loser

ColdFusion, General
They say that hindsight is 20/20 and I think they're right. Ray announced the winner of his Lemonade Stand contest today and I'm afraid I didn't do too well. In fact I lost $3.87 overall. Don't worry though, after downloading the code and fixing my function up a bit I can win almost every time now! If only I could remember where I put that danged time machine...
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Ask and you will (hopefully) receive

ColdFusion, General, SQL
Do you know the address of the Adobe page for requesting bug fixes and product enhancements? Yes, that magical gateway of mystery and wonder that rhymes with a popular children's game. http://www.adobe.com/go/wish/
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I'm entering the Blogosphere

ColdFusion, General
Well I've put off doing this for a very long time, but now I've officially entered the blogosphere.
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