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March 29, 2007
ColdFusion 7.0.2 Cumulative Hotfix #2 (CHF2) Available

Adobe ColdFusion MX 7.0.2 Cumulative Hot Fix 2 (CHF2) is now available. As with all CHF's, we only recommend that it be applied to ColdFusion MX 7.0.2 if you are experiencing one or more of the specific fixed issues listed at the link below. (Note that this cumulative hot fix is specific to ColdFusion MX 7.0.2 and should not be applied to previous releases.)

More instructions and the detailed list of "what's fixed" at the link below.

ColdFusion 7.0.2 CHF2:
http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=kb400996

ColdFusion 7.x Updates Page:
http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=tn_17883

Damon

March 27, 2007
Adobe CS3 Info and Product Selector Available

Adobe Creative Suite 3 ("CS3") information and the CS3 Product Selector are available here:

http://www.adobe.com/creativelicense

CS3 is super-sweet. Check it out.

Damon

March 8, 2007
The Scorpio Engineering "Death March" :)

On Ashwin Matthew's blog (engineer on the Adobe ColdFusion Engineering team):

http://blogs.sanmathi.org/ashwin/2007/03/08/the-death-march/

Nuff said :)

Damon

March 6, 2007
ACTION REQUIRED: Daylight Savings Changes THIS SUNDAY

As a reminder to everyone, and especially those running production Adobe ColdFusion applications, Daylight Savings Time (DST) officially begins THIS COMING SUNDAY, and lasts through the first Sunday in November.

"Studies" will apparently determine if this remains permanent, but if you're running applications on ColdFusion MX 6.1 or ColdFusion MX 7.x, you'll want to be on Sun's 1.4.2_11 (or later VM.)

More info on DST here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time

Anyway, we had an issue with ColdFusion MX 6.1 on JDK 1.4.2_11, having to do with CFLDAP support, and we issued a patch that's posted here:

http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=b3a939ce#MX61U

But in general, for proper handling of the US 2007 DST issue, please read the Adobe Tech Support article here for the latest info:

http://www.adobe.com/go/d2ab4470

The Adobe TechNote articles are:

For ColdFusion 5: http://www.adobe.com/go/kb400365
For ColdFusion 6, 6.1, 7 and JRun: http://www.adobe.com/go/d2ab4470
For general info on DST with CF6 and up: http://www.adobe.com/go/tn_18310

Oh, and of course don't forget to set your clocks forward 1 hour at home!

Damon

March 4, 2007
Worlds' Smallest Baby Stroller

Summer's coming and the only way I'm going to get to go places with my wife and 9 month old in my 997 C4 Cabriolet (vs my wife's full SUV) for day/weekend trips is if I could find a baby stroller that would fold into the boot/trunk of the C4 Cab. (The C4 and Turbo trunks are even smaller than the already tight regular C2 trunks, since the extra gearing for the all-wheel-drive takes extra space).

Luggage and the baby will fit in the back seats for weekend trips, no problem, so I just needed to find a stroller that could fold easily into the C4 front trunk compartment.

And I've found one that will do the trick and fold to fit: the Quinny Zapp. It's 65cm X 30cm X 27cm (27.1 in X 11.8in X 10.6in) folded.

I did a rough measure of my C4's available trunk/boot area, and since I've removed my CD Changer in favor of the Nav-TV OP-iP iPod PCM interface, my available space measures roughly 25in X 18in X 12in, which, on the face of it doesn't look like it'd work, BUT I created a little mockup, and it turns out the diagonal length of the C4/Turbo boot area (minus CD changer) is 27.75in, which IS long enough for this stroller.

So, solution found, but I think other young fathers out there might also love this thing. It's tiny when folded, strong, goes anywhere (or you can leave it at grandma's house under the stairs) and holds your little critters up to 44lbs. Also good for traveling on airplanes, hooking on the back of a bike, etc.

I bought mine here (they ship to US and Canada):

http://babydealz.stores.yahoo.net/quzabastfsh.html

Price: $229.

Damon