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Enabling root user in Leopard

Posted by Luis Majano
Oct 30, 2007 00:00:00 UTC
As you might have found out, the netinfo manager is now no more in leopard. So how do we enable the root user instead of always typing sudo. Well just do the following:

1. From the Finder's Go menu, choose Utilities.

2. Open Directory Utility.

3. Click the lock in the Directory Utility window.

4. Enter an administrator account name and password, then click OK.

5. Choose Enable Root User from the Edit menu

6. Enter the root password you wish to use in both the Password and Verify fields, then click OK.

And there you go, we now have root access.

IECFUG this friday presents: Transfer ORM by Mark Mandel

Posted by Luis Majano
Oct 30, 2007 00:00:00 UTC
Mark Mandel of Transfer fame will be presenting this friday at our CFUG, remotely of course. Here is the link for the remote event:

So be there in person or join us via the web.


Getting MySQL to work with Leopard, MySQL on Leopard

Posted by Luis Majano
Oct 30, 2007 00:00:00 UTC
My friend Russ Johnson has posted a great tutorial to get MySQL working on Leopard. So you can visit his site or follow the instructions below (so I don't forget)

It seems that the preference pane will not work to start or stop MySQL yet so you will have to start it manually from the command line and create a link to the socket file.

First, start MySQL in a terminal window with the following command:

sudo /usr/local/mysql/bin/safe_mysqld

Then either close the terminal and open a new one, or just hit Command-N to open a new terminal window. Then type the following:

sudo mkdir /var/mysql/

And lastly, create a symbolic link to point the default socket file:

sudo ln -s /tmp/mysql.sock /var/mysql/mysql.sock

I will update this post with info on how to get it going with Lingon

ColdBox Beta 2: Flex/AIR Integration

Posted by Luis Majano
Oct 26, 2007 00:00:00 UTC
Well, my secret project is out of the bag today. I have been working in embedding a remote proxy into ColdBox in order to enable remote applications like Flex and AIR to communicate with ColdBox and provide an event model for our model. If that makes sense!! Well, so what do we get? This feature lets you create an event driven model that can easily be called from any flex/air application. Not only that, but you can reinitialize the entire application, get settings, and yes, announce custom or core interceptions. You can create custom interceptor chains for your model that can be executed asynchronously when a user hits a save record button for example. The possibilities are endless.

Not only that, but this enables you to actually create two front ends using the same reusable ColdBox and model code. The code is the same, you create event handlers, you interact with a request collection, with core and custom plugins, but you don't set views or layouts because the framework is now a remote framework for your model. So what do you do, well, return data, arrays, xml, value objects. Anything, right from withing the event handlers.

California Wild Fires: Pictures from outside my house

Posted by Luis Majano
Oct 23, 2007 00:00:00 UTC
These California wild fires are out of control. It seems that all of our area is burning. Here are some pictures I took from outside my house near the lake arrowhead fire. All my prayers go out to firefighters and the people who have lost their homes in this natural disaster.

ColdBox 2.5.0 Beta 1 Presso at Melbourne CFUG!!

Posted by Luis Majano
Oct 22, 2007 00:00:00 UTC
Here is the link to the presso I gave at the Melbourne CFUG this past week. It was an awesome presso delivered at my 2AM until 4AM. Thanks Mark, for the invitation.

Anyways, this presso includes the latest 2.5.0 Beta features. A very nice in depth look into the coming version of ColdBox Romans 8:32.

So enjoy:

BlueDragon 7 bug when looping over an iterator. Need Help?

Posted by Luis Majano
Oct 21, 2007 00:00:00 UTC
I am now debugging ColdBox for BlueDragon 7 and came upon an interesting bug that I cannot find a solution for. I am trying to get an iterator out of a linkedHashMap and BD keeps throwing me a Method hasNext could not be legally accessed. Has anybody experienced this? If so, please help.

Below is the current simple code:

//Create HashMap

LinkedHashMap = CreateObject("java","java.util.LinkedHashMap").init(3);

Collections = createObject("java", "java.util.Collections");

//synch it

LinkedHashMap = Collections.synchronizedMap(LinkedHashMap);

//put some elements




iterator = LinkedHashMap.keySet().iterator();

key = "";

/* Loop and execute each interceptor as registered in order */

while( iterator.hasNext() ){

key =;

writeoutput(key & "


ColdBox 2.5.0 Beta 1 is now available!!

Posted by Luis Majano
Oct 17, 2007 00:00:00 UTC

Well ladies and gentleman, a new era of ColdBox is here and its called ColdBox 2.5.0 : Romans 8:32

This is a major step forwards for ColdBox and I am proud now to announce all the new features (some are left out for beta 2, hush hush). The new Dashboard is still in construction and not included in this beta. The sample applications are unfinished also, but 2.5.0 compliant.

Here are two new guides and the documentation will start its updating cycle starting today:

Compatibility Guide:

New Interceptors Guide:

New Request Context Decorators Guide:

You can find the download in the forums.


Fixes, Updates and New Features for 2.5.0 : Romans 8:32

- #135 Application.cfc Support, Application.cfm + index.cfm combo still supported but will be deprecated by the 2.7 version. Please update your apps to use the included Application.cfc.

- #163 Project Interceptors : You can now intercept calls in over 12 execution points of a user request,

Brian LeGros on Common Revision Controls Recording

Posted by Luis Majano
Oct 12, 2007 00:00:00 UTC
Brian LeGros just finished his presentation on Common Revision Control with Subversion and man what a presso!! I had no idea how to really put SVN into work. He went over how subversion works, its internals, the different methodologies and ways to work on team environments. If you have not been exposed to Subversion or revision control systems, I really encourage you to watch this presentation.

Thanks Brian, great job!!

Recording link:

I need advice on CF8 VPS hosting companies? Any experiences?

Posted by Luis Majano
Oct 09, 2007 00:00:00 UTC
I am considering getting a cf8 vps for hosting my own domains now, since my scandal at my current hosting provider. Does anybody have any experiences and suggestions?

I would like to go minimum and stay below $50 a month if possible. Please let me know your suggestions and comments?

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