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Head First Mach-II Captivate Presentation

For those of you who can't attend cf.objective() and see me and Peter Farrell present "Head First Mach-II" live, here's a rough cut of me doing the presentation solo (49 MB) in Captivate. This is my first real shot at doing this sort of thing in Captivate so please be kind. ;-) If you want to follow along with the code here's a zip of that as well.Some general comments:

I used a cheap headset mic on the PowerPoint portions and a much better one on the code portions, hence the sound quality difference. I think both sound pretty good, with the "worse" of the two making me sound a bit like I shoved the mic up my nose. This is also the lowest audio quality setting in Captivate, but don't let all my hemming and hawing scare you off; it actually sounds quite good.

The Captivate slides that involved the web browser and in one case the code didn't seem to refresh properly when I went from one screen to another or scrolled the code. Not a major …

MachBlog: A Mach-II/ColdSpring Blog Application

Quick sneak peek screenshot of MachBlog, the Mach-II and ColdSpring blog that Peter Farrell and I have been working on (rather leisurely) over the past few months.



So why another blog application? It started out as me wanting to have a good, semi-full-blown sample app for Mach-II. Then I got into ColdSpring so I thought I better include that. Then I thought, "Hey, this is turning into an actual blog app!" Then Peter got his hands on it and went to town so we're committed to making this far more than just a sample app at this point.More soon--we're hoping to have a beta available around cf.objective() time.
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Cool, Matt. I'm looking forward to seeing the MachBlog in action.
Posted by Ben Edwards @ 4/17/07 3:04 PM

Matt,Have you thought about tying in Reactor? Either way, I'd love to start on my blogging venture (to start soon) with MachBlog!Will this be a free blog?Sami
Posted by Sami Hoda @ 4/17/07 3:04 PM

It looks great! If you need a tester, let me kno…

Going to cf.objective()? Want to be on the ColdFusion Weekly Podcast?

Now that the ColdFusion Weekly podcast is an official go (we even have a house band lined up!) we'd like to start queueing up people who'd like to be interviewed, starting with folks who will be at the KILLER cf.objective() Conference coming up on March 11-12. Be there, be there, do whatever you have to do to be there!So, if you're a speaker, attendee, or otherwise interested party and want to get on the podcast please e-mail me and we'll start getting people lined up. We'll have to start figuring out how we're going to actually do this at the conference but the innaugural podcast will be a cf.objective() roundup along with some other cool segments we have planned.Even if you don't want to be interviewed but want to pose a question to the CF community while you're at the conference, grab me and we'll take a quick recording of you for inclusion on the podcast. I want there to be a lot of different voices on the show each week!
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RFC: ColdFusion Weekly Podcast

Although we already have two very nice podcasts in CF land with Helms and Peters Out Loud and the ColdFusion Podcast, I'm just arrogant enough to think that the CF world might like to hear what I have to say in a podcast form. I have a partner in crime tenatively lined up so once we nail down some details we'll make a more official announcement. We've discussed the format of the show a bit and want it to be fun, but most of all to make this work we'll need the participation of the CF community.So what do I mean by that? Well, given that this is a podcast we can't have a live call-in show, but we can do the next best thing and have you send in audio files (or plain text emails if you want to kick it 1996 ...) with your questions and comments, and we'll play them on the show and do the best we can to answer your CF issues. We'll also have interviews, in-depth topic discussions, and other fun stuff like a weekly code puzzle. Think "Car Talk&q…