Using CommandBox for Lucee

I think I’ve been very clear about my lack of interest in working with ColdFusion. It served me well for many years, but I’ve moved on to other technologies (Node!) that are more appropriate for me. When I do use ColdFusion, I’ve been trying to stick to Lucee. It’s open source, free, and incredibly light-weight. About the only “code” problem I’ve had with it so far is with cfspreadsheet and even that was fixed after a bit of research. I’ve got other reasons to prefer Lucee over Adobe CF as well, but yeah, I’m still “biting my tongue” on that.

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Working with the Disqus API - Deeper Stats (2)

Welcome to (probably) my final blog post on working with the Disqus API. It’s been fun building my own tools for my comment data, but I’ve scratched this itch enough and will probably not work on it again. My final tool isn’t perfect, but it works for me and provides the stats I wanted (that Disqus themselves did not provide) and as the code is up on Github, folks are free to take it and run. (But if you do, let me know!)

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Working with the Disqus API - Comment Count

I’ve been a happy Disqus user for a while now, but I noticed this week that the stats provided by the service are pretty poor. For example, you can’t even determine the total number of comments for your web site. That seems… a bit crazy. It isn’t necessarily some crazy stat like, “How many Europeans create comments on the weekend.” You can see how many comments you got this week:

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Victory!

For the past month or so I’ve been fighting against a jerk auto-copying my content to their Blogger blog (Fighting against a content stealer on Blogger). After constant complaining on Twitter (sorry!), I finally reached a few folks who were able to escalate the issue and take down the blog. I’m happy it’s gone, but it still bothers me that Blogger was a complete wall of silence on the issue. They took down every URL I sent in via DCMA notice, but they couldn’t bother to respond to me personally one time.

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Some Tips for Conferences

I’ve spent the past few months attending way too many conferences, and I’ve noticed a few things that I’d love to see conferences improve on. Here is my list in no particular order. Enjoy. Skip Slack I like Slack. A lot. But for the love of God do we need to create a new Slack organization for a conference we’ll only be at for a few days? I get that it’s an easy way to chat, and it’s certainly more user friendly than IRC, but this just seems like a waste of time.

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