ColdFusion Muse

Twas the Night Before Merger

Mark Kruger December 8, 2005 10:25 AM Podcasts, Humor and Life Comments (14)

Twas the night before the Merger, when all through the Net,
Not a Web site was stirring, not even devnet.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. PDF soon would be there.

The designers were nestled all snug in their beds,
With visions of OSX support in their heads;
And Ma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Put the PC on Standby and shutdown the MAC.

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Sessions and Cookies and Bots (oh my)

Would you like to know how to create your own memory leak using the design of the Coldfusion Server to do it? Here's one way. Let's say you have a site that sells products from Narnia. It has a root folder that display your products and prices. You've done a great job of creating friendly links for browsing your Narnia products. You have stuffed Aslan lions both friendly and fearsome, White witch figurines, fauns, nyads, dryads, a toy lamppost and even a wardrobe for sale. Let's say (for the sake of argument) that you have 50 links to Narnia products just on your home page. If a user chooses to buy one of your products he or she clicks on "add to cart". At this point the user is taken into the "/shop/" folder to the page at "". So far so good. This is how many online stores are organized and it's just peachy. But let's look under the hood shall we.

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Starbucks and the Roadmap For Peace

Mark Kruger November 23, 2005 12:03 PM Podcasts, Humor and Life Comments (7)

Everyone talks about world peace. People even say it's what they want for Christmas. But no one really does anything about it. I'm about to change all that. I have a plan that is so revolutionary, so ingenious, so incredibly innovative that some might even think my crack-pot idea is almost mediocre.

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OPUB Syndrome - Why Sales Staff Over Promise and Under Bid

Mark Kruger November 9, 2005 12:37 PM Project Management, Podcasts Comments (0)

Have you ever been given a project with an estimate that was wildly low for the work involved? Have you ever finished a project that looked remarkably unlike the original requirements document? Have you ever been driven to finish a project 2 months before it was going to be ready?

In my second podcast I discuss the OPUB syndrome - why sales and management often over promise on features and time and under bid on the cost.

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3 Constraints of Project Management

Mark Kruger November 1, 2005 11:12 PM Project Management, Podcasts Comments (4)

This is my first podcast. The topic is the 3 corners of project managment.

  • Time
  • Money
  • Features
I will welcome any feedback on what I should be doing differently with my podcast. If you have experience please enlighten me. What format should I be using? What's the "standard" for size and quality etc. Thanks!