Marcos Placona Blog

Programming, technology and the taming of the web.

Month: December 2006 (page 1 of 4)

Binary clock in CF

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Early today I was looking for some Christmas presents and found a very nice Binary Watch.
I was wondering who uses this kind of stuff, but I’m sure somebody uses. Imagine yourself in a club when that hot chick comes to you asking what time is it. Would you show that nerd piece on your wrist?
On the other hand a ColdFusion Clock would be very nice. So when the hot chick comes to you with that question, you could use your blackberry to say the time.
Nahh… The time is already on your blackberry, but… Well, it was a nice exercise at least.

Here’s the CF code:



And then some crappy HTML to display the clock


Hope you like it!

Let the Votings Begin

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As announced last week, CFSilence is running the CFeMmys, which according to Todd Sharp is:

CFeMmys is to recognize the blogs, lists, forums, community sites, publications, etc that made the biggest contributions and impact to the online ColdFusion community.

And guess what? My blog is listed in some of the categories. Well, now it’s down to me to ask my mum, dad, sister, girlfriend and friends to go there and vote 😉

Well done Todd!

Vote now!

Ripping MP3’s on Ubuntu

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Mark Lynch posted how to rip MP3’s on Ubuntu.

I’ve never tested doing this, but will give it a try later

Check it out

Mozilla Firefox 3 Alpha 1 ready to be downloaded

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Yes, it seems that Mozilla just released the new version of Firefox codenamed Gran Paradiso.

I’m writing this post using it.

It’s still on alpha 1 version, but seems to be very stable until now.

So, so go to Gran Paradiso’s home page and download your copy.

Wireless now working on Ubuntu

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As previously said I was having some kind of troubles with my wireless connection on Ubuntu.

Yesterday I found that the Ubuntu community really works. I was able to get some replies about how to install my wireless using WPA encryption in less than 5 minutes.

Basically Ubuntu only works with WEP encryption, which is crap by the way. When switching my router to work with WEP encryption, I got Ubuntu wireless to work, but Windows XP gone down.

The guys from the Ubuntu community pointed me to a URL that promissed to make Ubuntu work for almos every single wireless card.

Guess what? It does indeed, in less than 5 minutes I managed to have my wireless connection working on WPA.

Now as promissed I’m doing this post from my Ubuntu on wireless connection

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