Nov
12

I finally found the time to watch Ashwin Mathew's Server Monitoring presentation given at MAX 2 weeks ago. Much of what Ashwin discusses can be read about on blogs but it's always nice to hear someone talk about it as well. Incidentally, the Server Monitor is built in Flex, hence the assignment of this post to the Flex category. You can check out Ashwin's preso here (http://blogs.sanmathi.org/ashwin/2006/11/08/sneak-peek-scorpio-server-monitoring/).

Nov
12

This morning I spent a few minutes updating my own BlogCFC codebase to support more e-mail functionality. The current incarnation of BlogCFC (5.5.003) has a drop-down menu where authors choose whether or not to e-mail a new entry to their subscribers. I've taken this a bit further by adding the ability to re-send blog posts to subscribers when editing existing posts. This is a nice feature to have if you make a significant change to an entry. Adding this new feature also fixes a bug in BlogCFC where subscribers would not be e-mailed when releasing a previously un-released entry. Since Ray added the released flag, I find myself starting blog posts even when I don't have time to finish them. This keeps me from forgetting about my planned posts and allows me to play "catch up" when I find more time. However, knowing this workflow meant my subscribers would not be e-mailed made it less than desirable. After today that's no longer a problem.

I've sent these changes to Ray for inclusion in the next minor release of BlogCFC, which should be coming pretty soon.