Dan Mackey On ColdFusion Development

ColdFusion, Java, .NET, AJAX, DHTML development and general programming. Daniel is owner and Administrator of CFTagStore.com and works for an Application Development Company in Ireland called Digital Crew. His interests cover all areas of programming in multiple languages with a particular interest in Internet Technologies.

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2006-05-16 12:50:00.0

Easy Blog Posting For New Engine...

One of the reasons I stayed with Blogger for so long was the convenience of posting blogs.

Blogger hooks you in by adding Browser Toolbar blogging tools, Add-Ons to Word to allow blogging etc and it is something I kinda miss. Sometimes you want to do a quick post and not have to load up the full cms system.

I am thinking of using what I built for the Guarantee Certificates and adapting it to be a quick blog posting application that runs in the tasktray...

Because I am using the same engine as Peter I can also give him a copy of it an together we will be able to enhance our blogging app.

More details as I plan it...

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2006-05-13 17:34:00.0

How to make blog feeds more accessible

I never liked the way my old Blogger Blog worked. I didnt like the archives as it mad stuff hard for people to get to.

Peters blogging engine (in use here and at www.cftopper.com) is built upon our existing CMS system. I like the tags and the archives by months but I dont like the way the feeds get lost after you place more then 9 or so on the home page.

I am going to use the side nav to place the following:

  • This Month
    - Week 1...n
      - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Archives (Current Year)
     - Month 1
    -  :
     - Month n
  • Previous Years (Link to page with feeds categorised and searchable)

I am also going to limit the frontpage to just todays posts and if none are found then start placing the last 4 posts.

My posts tend to be long enough and I dont like a really long page......

Other things that need fixing:

  • Pinging sites when a post is added
  • Fix post tree in CMS section
  • Windows App to post to blog
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2006-05-12 18:48:00.0

Left Blogger - Finally!

I have finally left Blogger.com and moved most of my Blog to the Blog system Peter wrote.

Blogger has fucked up and cant FTP into our servers anymore. I tried 2 different servers and Blogger gets as far as entering PASV mode and then fails to transfer anything more.

Its kind of a good thing to move it to our own engine anyway......

I also decided against importing all the old posts as many of them are kinda rubish and from now on they will be better....

To get to my old posts:

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