QuackFuzed.com is the personal ColdFusion coding blog of Matt Quackenbush. It exists primarily as a place for the author to learn, and hopefully to assist others in learning and/or avoiding some of the same pitfalls and mistakes. (Quack certainly makes enough mistakes daily to make up for the entire ColdFusion community.)

Disabling the God-Awful "Emergency Alerts" on a Samsung Galaxy S2

Posted on December 19, 2012 at 5:53 PM in General, Rants

I've had my Galaxy S2 for well over a year now, and until yesterday I had never even heard of an "emergency alert" on a phone. I was focused on something when suddenly the silence was pierced by my phone screaming at me and a message popping up about an AMBER Alert.

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cf.Objective() 2013 Call for Speakers

Posted on November 10, 2012 at 12:32 AM in General, ColdFusion

The cf.Objective() Content Advisory Board have just officially opened the Call for Speakers for the 2013 edition of The World's Only Enterprise ColdFusion Conference. Last year we had speakers from all around the world: USA, Canada, England, Ireland, Switzerland, France, Germany, Australia (and probably others that I'm not remembering) were all represented. This is the year for YOU to speak!

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XUbuntu: Setting Default "Open with..." Application

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 5:05 PM in General, Linux

I want to use the various Libre Office products as my defaults. XUbuntu wants me to use something else. I win.

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jQuery next()/nextAll()/siblings() + dialog() Gotcha

Posted on June 16, 2012 at 10:31 PM in General, jQuery

So today I was writing up a simple little form hint with a jQuery UI dialog popup with more details on the hint. The code was actually quite simple:

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XStandard + jQuery

Posted on March 29, 2011 at 2:37 PM in General, jQuery

We have used XStandard for many years now, and always used a JavaScript-free setup. When Firefox 4 came out, everything stopped working; the editor content was no longer being posted back to the server.

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Firebug: "missing } after property list"

Posted on March 3, 2011 at 6:46 PM in General, jQuery

So I was doing some "quickie" JavaScript today, using jQuery, of course. I scribbled out some code. Then I decided to change the way I was going to handle it, so I commented out little bits and changed the code. I then decided to go back to my original idea, and uncommented everything that I had previously commented out. Or so I thought.

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I am Attending OpenCF Summit

Posted on February 9, 2011 at 10:18 PM in General, ColdFusion

Living here in West Texas is kind of remarkable in a lot of ways. The savage beauty of the desert plains is remarkable. But nothing is more remarkable than the fact that out here you are 6 hours from anywhere, yet 3 hours from absolutely nowhere.

Albuquerque - 6 hours
El Paso - 6 hours
San Antonio - 6 hours
Austin - 6 hours
Dallas/Ft. Worth - 6 hours
Oklahoma City - 6 hours

But drive 3 hours in any direction, and you're still in the middle of absolutely nowhere.

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Getting Google Apps Calendar Events to Show Publicly

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 12:20 AM in General

I have been struggling to get a Google Apps calendar to show the event details publicly. All I could ever get it to do was show up as "Busy". Thankfully I just found this post that gave me the secret ingredient that I was missing. Since it was such a huge help for me, I decided I would pass it along.

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cfUniForm - Right-Aligned Labels and No Asterisk

Posted on February 17, 2010 at 9:16 PM in General, Uni-Form Tag Library

I sometimes get asked questions like "hey, man, how can I right-align labels with cfUniForm?" or "how can I change colors?", etc. The answer is: override the CSS! That's the entire purpose of Cascading Style Sheets. Here's a quick example of how to override a couple of default behaviors with the Uni-Form specification (which is what cfUniForm is a wrapper for).

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Google Assists Me In Eradicating Internet Explorer

Posted on February 2, 2010 at 6:25 PM in General, Rants

When I am elected President, the very first order of business on the agenda, to be established by Executive Order within 30 minutes of taking office, is to make ownership and/or use of Internet Explorer a crime, carrying a mandatory death sentence on the first offense. IE is one of the (if not *the*) biggest steaming piles of crap to ever make it to mass production. IE is, by my estimation, the single-most cause of web developer headaches on the planet.

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