Twitter: raymondcamden


Address: Lafayette, LA, USA

Status of Disqus updates, and a tool for URL migration

11-23-2014 970 views Misc

Well, I'm disappointed to say the least. I've had good luck with Disqus pretty much everywhere I've used it, but my attempts to migrate my 50K+ comments over have been met with a great amount of difficulty. I'm not giving up, but hopefully my notes here will help others.

Blog Migration Update

11-20-2014 1,312 views Misc

Just a quick note. I've mentioned that I'm in the process of migrating the blog to a new platform (Wordpress). As part of that migration, I've went ahead and switched to Disqus. I'm still working on my export script (I'll share that when done) and since it will take up to 24 hours for the data to migrate (when I actually get the migration script even done!) I thought I'd take the plunge and enable it now.

However - that leaves me with having to display both the "old" comments (all 50,000+ of them) along with Disqus. I've done that now. Basically I just added the embed and removed the "Add Comment" form. I also put a little note so it was (hopefully) a bit obvious as to what in the heck was happening.

I know some folks aren't a fan of Disqus, but, going forward, this helps me make the blog a bit more migratable. (That's not a word and my editor is going to fuss at me. ;)

Any WordPress users familiar with BlogCFC?

11-13-2014 1,918 views Misc

A long time ago a reader shared a BlogCFC to WordPress script. I'm assuming it is too far out of date to be useful. Has anyone converted a modern BlogCFC database to WordPress 4.0? I'm assuming I can figure it out myself, but if someone has a script handy, I'd appreciate it.

Beautiful

10-25-2014 2,455 views Misc

Yesterday

10-23-2014 2,505 views Misc

OOO for a bit so why not say hi to each other?

10-16-2014 3,412 views Misc

As I despise email auto responders I'll use this as my official OOO (Out Of Office) notification for the next two weeks. I do not expect to be blogging at all. I probably won't be on Twitter. Emails will probably pile up as well. Everything will be back to normal(ish) around November 1st. In the meantime...

ColdFusion Jedi is no more...

10-06-2014 3,022 views Misc

I've already had multiple people ping me about this so I thought it was a good idea to make sure folks knew I was aware. I have not used the coldfusionjedi.com domain in a long time, but each year I was renewing. After some advice from a reader, I put it up for auction and sold it. So - yep - I know that requests for coldfusionjedi.com go someplace else. I also have some blog entries that may link to that domain. I'll correct them as I run across them.

Did you do this?

08-25-2014 2,478 views Misc

It isn't uncommon for Amazon to ship items from my wish list and leave off the name of the person who sent it to me (and if you ever sent me something and never got a thank you - that's why) - but this gift was sent to me and it wasn't even on my list. So... whoever you are... thank you! It has joined my collection. One day I'll share photos of my Star Wars collection. It hasn't quite hit Hoarders level yet, but I'm getting there.

How to make a phone call via GMail

08-01-2014 2,824 views Misc

This falls under the "obvious" category (like probably most of my posts), but as I had trouble finding it before, I figured I'd share this tip. To make a phone call from GMail, with the new Hangouts features, follow these steps:

XCode "forgets" frameworks and bundles after a restart

06-25-2014 2,511 views Development, Misc

Just blogging this as I had trouble Googling for a solution when it hit me. I've been doing ObjectiveC work lately for the CreativeSDK project and I kept running into an odd problem. I'd set up a simple project, do some work on it, and when I returned the next day, any use of the CreativeSDK would fail. If I removed the frameworks and bundles from my project and re-added them, it worked again. The first time (OK, the first few times) this happened, I just assumed I made a mistake when adding it, but when it happened consistently, I figured something was up.