Happy Birthday Roger

Roger is my 2nd son, and today is his 24th. Birthday.

Things about Roger:

  1. He is a Corporal in the USMC Reserves

    1. Has been in the Marines for 5 years and 1 month
    2. Has been called up twice ... once when the war began (went to North Carolina)
    3. His second deployment was voluntary. He volunteered to go to Iraq where he served for 7 months

  2. He is a hard worker and reliable. He works for a major financial institution.
  3. He is very good at whatever he works at. A couple of weeks ago he replaced the mirrors on his truck - this involved taking off the door panels ... and quite a bit of other work
  4. He did all the landscaping on our house 10 years ago. He did a super job.
  5. He has a great sense of humor.
  6. He is very strong and has a great physique.
  7. I love him very much!

Roger's return from Iraq

Psalm 90:12 "So teach us to number our days,That we may gain a heart of wisdom"


Terry S. retirement

I went to Terry's retirement party today. Terry is 55 and has been with Wells Fargo for 26 years. He is working on a Master's degree in Math and wants to teach at the university level.

I've know Terry for the 10 years I have been in Minneapolis: as my INFO resource, Remedy programmer, & CA7 expert.

Folk at the party: Jay P, Nona, Paula R, Peggy H., Joni Z, Mary M, John S, Bruce N (who himself is retiring next week!), Denny, Linda C., also saw Julie R.

My retirement ... 9 years and 2 months away. For me I am happy with my work. I am still having fun and still engaged with my work. My future: "life is a vapor that appeareth for a little time and then vanishes away". At 57 (almost) I don't know if I will live 1 year or 30 years! Acquaintance at work is dying of stomach cancer (and he is not even 50). My friend Warren died not even 45 of cancer. So I must have a credo: "for me to live is for Christ and to die is gain". I can plan for the future, but I must live every day for Christ. I have to be missional like John the Baptist!

  1. Push back from change folk for major deployment. Case where change people do not know what their own business is doing! Big mtg tomorrow to resolve.
  2. Engaged Chris O ... graphics artist ... to build "tent card" to place by desktops. Need to have done by 7/27
  3. Another mild challenge to my new website ... the old Cold Fusion vs. Sharepoint arguement. Issue is what is entry point. I stood my ground in no uncertain terms.
  4. Email from my loving cousin Donna. We are going to see them in July
  5. Mom's car still in the shop ... water pump

Avoid this! Matthew 13:22, Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.


Wells Fargo stock split

Wells Fargo stock split.

Stock should go up tomorrow.

Tuesday ... heavy web work

Met for an hour with Tom and Mark on the website ... took about 10 suggestions / needs away and began to work on them:
s ..

  1. Navigation: added Forms, Tip of the Day, F.A.Q., Benefits
  2. Added a nice graphic to the main page. Graphic is a little small and needs updating but that's for another day
  3. Tip of Day selects and displays a random message (from SQL Server table).
  4. FAQ likewise reads from a table ... displays title for all FAQ's ... each title is hyperlinked to a popup that displays the complete text (up to 1000 characters)
  5. Added a form where user can submit a question (to be added to FAQ).
  6. On common footer both manager's names have popup links with their org charts
  7. I'm on the footer too as James Peet, Release Manager


  1. Mom's car in the shop ... coolant leak
  2. Watching great movie (DVD) Jeremiah Johnson with Roger.

Matthew 11:27 All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him

God's sovereignty in salvation!


Monday: Back to work

Week 5 of my new job commenced today:

My major projects:

  1. Identifying business partners and building contact list(s). Am relying on the Planners to help me with this. Today put together simple form for the planners (Excel) and am asking for their feedback by the end of this week. Should be simple. Will it be?
  2. Completing the Release Management Policy (now only in skeleton form). My original target date for this was 6/30 but more realistically will be the end of July. I assembled a project team to meet weekly to discuss.
  3. Our major desktop release to our biggest business partner ... three months beginning on July 14th.
  4. Fleshing out the new website. Hope to have this done by the end of July

Very busy day ... my back hurts (stress or something else?)

Bob Zemeski http://www.zemeski.org/ called me from Ireland. It was 9:33 p.m. his time ... I think it was 3:30 my time. Bob is starting a website for his church. I advised him to use http://www.godaddy.com for both the domain name and the hosting. I cannot help him with details (build the site) as I am too busy with work and other things.

Had coffee with Dave Craig (monthly)

Making arrangements for Des Moines trip 7/10-12

Matthew 9:1 So He got into a boat, crossed over, and came to His own city. 2 Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.”
3 And at once some of the scribes said within themselves, “This Man blasphemes!”
4 But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? 5 For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise and walk’? 6 But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins”—then He said to the paralytic, “Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.” 7 And he arose and departed to his house.
8 Now when the multitudes saw it, they marveled[a] and glorified God, who had given such power to men.


John the Baptist

The Pastor's message today was on John 1:6-9:

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world

Main point ... we need to see ourselves as "on a mission". We need to live a life consistent with the person and work of Christ.

Today: Eliot's graduation party ... then dinner at Roger and Kathy's


Progress @ work

  1. Major business group signed off on new desktop release (6 testers worked for a week)
  2. Distribution begins to 20,000 desktops / laptops on 7/14 ... through 9/27
  3. Sharepoint site established. Am not going to use for main site but to post documents and do surveys. I ordered 3 S.P. books from Amazon.
  4. My excel truncation issue is no more ... and I did not make any programming changes. Code is the same as how I left it in former department on 5/23. Its a mystery that it worked ... didn't work ... and now works again. But I know the code is good!
  5. My high level process document (8 stages to production) was approved.
  6. Kathee and I stopped at Byerlies on the way home for dinner!

Scripture: Matthew 6:9-13

In this manner, therefore, pray:

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen


Sharepoint or ?

One of the young (30 years my junior) engineers is recommending that I use Sharepoint. He does not like my Cold Fusion site ... he does not like my calendar from Brown Bear Software, etc. I am open minded about Sharepoint and have a meeting set up tomorrow with web engineer to discuss.

Change Management: I used to be a Change Manager so I know a thing or two about this. Now I am a change requester ... shoe on the proverbial "other foot". I met with Darcy, our C.M. today. I reviewed my stages of Release Management Visio chart with her. She gave me good direction and Janice W from ECM (Enterprise Change Management) got all set up for me. I wrote 6 changes to deploy to 20,000 desktops over the next two months ... starting July 14th ... ending September 27th. Should be interesting.

Another business unit called me today about deployment to 450 desktops. Mtg next week to discuss plan.

I sent out solicitation email for UAT testers for Diskeeper. So far 1 person signed up. I need 50!

Tomorrow reviewing my 8 stages of DTC (Desk Top Connection) Release Management with my manager and my other sponsor. This is a "barney" style simplified chart (previous guy had a 6 page Visio chart with "swim lanes" (they confuse me!). My approach is to simplify. My boss asked is it "Barney Fife", "Barney Rubble", or "Barney the Dinosaur". I said "take your pick".

Brother came by tonight for coffee.

Reading: Matthew 3:17, And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” A famous Bath Qol. Here's another one: Mark 9:7, "And a cloud came and overshadowed them; and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!”"

Dear reader: Do you know Christ ... are you listening to Him?


Excel Export

I got this to work today ... and with nice colors (alternating rows). Also built a form to collect info on parties interesting in UAT testing a new product (for us) called Diskeeper

Got a neat book in the mail ($ 50 list price ... got it for $ 6 brand new on Amazon): Murach's SQL for SQL Server.

Good comment by John MacArthur on Romans 7:9

McArthur: I've really grown to appreciate this guy!

Today's key verse: Matthew 1:21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins


Local Development (Again)

Mike M who sits on my floor recommended connected up to a "preview" SQL server site (separate from production (on a remote server in California). This was interesting and I had a mess until I got it all unraveled.

  1. Today I had to change network passwords (both laptops) and plus I made this Cold Fusion SQL Server change
  2. Along the way I could not log onto SQL Server 2000 running on my PC. Not sure what it was related to but I don't need it anymore anyways (I still need Enterprise Manager that installed with developer SQL Server 2000)
  3. Testing found some issues (mostly permissions not being set, keys not matching, plus an issue with <CFMAIL>
  4. <CFMAIL> issue was that in production I did not need to specify a mail server ... but my local had to specify. I found this out when inserts (which I have a <CFMAIL> tag to send me an email) failed.
  5. See illustration below

  1. News that my friend Terry S. is retiring at the end of the month
  2. Met with Bill about export of data to Excel via a CF page
  3. Found out that a friend at work is a member of Berean Baptist Church
  4. Worked on export to Excel and got my example to work just fine

Malachi 3:6 For I am the LORD, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob

Malachi 3:18 Then you shall again discern Between the righteous and the wicked, Between one who serves God And one who does not serve Him


Crisis Management

Our new desktop release was corrupted in replication to approximately 100 distribution servers. Rumor has it that the release image itself is corrupted, but that is not the case.

Today's focus:

  1. Checking status of this past weekend's replication. Was it successful? Yes.
  2. Engineering built a tool to validate the CRC (Cyclic redundancy check)
  3. If CRC is not validated, then the installers need to download a new image (2 gig) and burn new CD's
  4. I managed this today ... and drafted communications to be sent out to all installers.


  1. Nice time with kids yesterday. We had three slabs of ribs. I had about 8
  2. Church in am .. message from Isaiah 6
  3. Kathee and I finished Zechariah
  4. Worked until 6:30
  5. News that Kathee's brother is in intensive care

Isaiah 6:1-8

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. 2 Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one cried to another and said:

“ Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts;
The whole earth is full of His glory!”

4 And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke.
5 So I said:

“ Woe is me, for I am undone!
Because I am a man of unclean lips,
And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips;
For my eyes have seen the King,
The LORD of hosts.”

6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. 7 And he touched my mouth with it, and said:

“ Behold, this has touched your lips;
Your iniquity is taken away,
And your sin purged.”

8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying:

“ Whom shall I send,
And who will go for Us?”

Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”


Alvah Peet

My Dad:

Born: March 29, 1918
Died: December 1999 (one day before their 57th anniversary)

A good man. A tough man. I did not know him well but I know he loved me. He was very sick at the end. I miss him.

He was faithful to my Mom. He worked hard at A.T.&T. for more than 40 years. Served in the Army in WW II. He loved electronics. He knew Morse Code. He loved boating and swimming. He was very strong. He read the paper and Newsweek. He watched Oprah. He fixed cars. He was generous. He left a stamp of himself on me.

A few things I appreciated about him:

  1. He was direct and clear (not wishy-washy ... you knew what he meant and he meant what he said)
  2. He was strong
  3. He was true and honest
  4. He was fun (boating, camping, swimming)
  5. He was ambitious. He was willing to try new things

    • He could fix a TV
    • He could fix a car
    • He could build a bedroom for his boys
    • He could finish the basement

  6. He lived within his means and was a rich man for it

Scope of what is needed

At the end of week 3 of the new job, I have a sense of the scale of what needs to be done:

  1. There is confusion about roles: who writes the Change Record? who requests UAT testing? etc.
  2. With one line of business, we understood that testing had been completed and signed off on, while the reality is that testing has not commenced. Should begin on Monday.
  3. I received a multipage process diagram ... I am confused. Needs work.
  4. Our image distribution failed on distribution servers. No problem ticket written. Engineers have perception that the image is defective when the reality is that the image was corrupted in transmission (and we were not notified). This issue is top on my plate right now.
  5. I have a task of completing the draft of the release management policy by the end of June and I am only 10% done. I did not work on it at all this week.

Scripture: Zechariah 9:9, Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, lowly and riding on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.

My Savior is (quoted in Matthew 21:5):

  1. The King
  2. Righteous (just)
  3. Bringing salvation
  4. Humble


  1. Big storms tonight
  2. Kathee got a new Thinkpad at work
  3. Updated Emmaus Baptist with Bob & Lorraine's new picture
  4. Am going to install Suse Linux 10.1 on an old P4 tomorrow
  5. Father's Day plan: ribs from Famous Dave's


Balance in life

From my Sister-in-Law:

When things in your lives seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous "yes."

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

"Now," said the professor as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things--your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.

The sand is everything else---the small stuff. "If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

"Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked.

It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend."

From my wife:

Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls. The balls are called work, family, health, friends, and integrity. And you're keeping all of them in the air. But one day you finally come to understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls --family, health, friends, integrity -- are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered. And once you truly understand the lesson of the five balls, you will have the beginnings of balance in your life.


Here's a great product for your PC: FinePrint

I am trying to get my company to buy 65,000 copies.

Zechariah 7:12-13

Yes, they made their hearts like flint, refusing to hear the law and the words which the LORD of hosts had sent by His Spirit through the former prophets. Thus great wrath came from the LORD of hosts. 13 Therefore it happened, that just as He proclaimed and they would not hear, so they called out and I would not listen,” says the LORD of hosts

Prayer: Father, help me to hear You when You proclaim!


A cool place to eat outside in the warehouse district.


7 outdoor picnic tables.


The Case for Israel

Genesis 12:3, "I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

Zechariah 8:2, "Thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘ I am zealous for Zion with great zeal; with great fervor I am zealous for her.’"

Lit off CFMAIL today

Tom, Lisa and I met at 8:30 to finalize the message. Lisa and I met at 10 to gather the email distribution list programmatically. I had the list finalized and in SQL Server by 11:00

I used Ben Forta's Macromedia ColdFusion MX 7 Web Application Construction Kit as a reference and was able to use the cfmailparam tag to set the email priority to high:


I bcc'd my own email address.

Lit it off at about 11:00 a.m. ... almost instantly I had 147 new emails in my inbox.

Then the squealing began:

  1. Some emailed me to say they had removed XMLSpy
  2. Others called or emailed me about acquiring a license (even though the email was crystal clear about how to acquire ... and it is not through me!
  3. One guy emailed me three times to complain
  4. Another group bought 10 licenses ... cost of approx. $ 5000. They felt they needed to tell me

I think I will use this little tool again and again. After my little project I cleared the table out (delete from maillist) so that I cannot inadvertantly email this list again

Lunch with two Christian friends. Discussion was creation. I am the only one who holds to 6 day literal creation.

Dinner with brother-in-law and sister-in-law at the Macaroni Grill on the way home from work

Scripture reading: Zechariah 5-6


Ready to use CFMAIL

5:30 and still at work ... probably for another 45 min.

I honed my CFMAIL example and have a message ready to go out to a mailing distribution that their XMLSpy license will expire. I'm gonna have a lot of folk mad at me!

While I spent about 2 hours honing the process - and password protecting it - this is a process I can easily reuse.

  1. I will pull a report of all users of XMLSpy
  2. Export to Excel (only export option)
  3. Sort on OU ... delete the rows with users in business groups that have the license - because I do not want to send an email to them
  4. Import into Access for some final manipulation: delete rows with blank email address (just a handful) and SQL DISTINCT to eliminate duplicates (some folk have multiple pc's with the product ... but I only want to send one email
  5. Using Enterprise Manager I will migrate from my local PC to the remote SQL Server
  6. I built a *.CFM member called "maillist.cfm" ... I used an CFINCLUDE statement to separate the CFMAIL section (that is unique to this message). The message is in an include file.
  7. Set it up to that you select the link once ... and then it presents a page saying that the mail has been sent ... then exits (to avoid multiple emails).
  8. Coworker has built packages to install new XMLSpy on all machines - the business units that have the license will get one version ... the others (to whom I am sending the email) will get a package that installs XMLSpy but this version requires a license on first use or it will not function.
  9. Tomorrow will review the plan ... prepare the file ... and I think send the email out!
  10. I expect a lot of response (not positive)

Psalm 119:1,2 "Blessed are the undefiled in the way, Who walk in the law of the LORD! Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, Who seek Him with the whole heart!"

Lord help me to be this man!


Busy day at work

Sadly no opportunity to program.

  1. One on one with Tom
  2. Adjusting Plantronics Bluetooth wireless headset
  3. Many meetings
  4. Licensing issue with XML editing tool where we have 280+ users using it without a license. They will soon receive an email from me saying that by the end of June this product will not work for them!
  5. Resolved Mozilla Firefox issue (no security plan)
  6. Best practice idea for Fineprint moved ahead. I would like to get this approved and packaged for 100 users to try it out.

Scripture: Zechariah 1:4, 4 “Do not be like your fathers, to whom the former prophets preached, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Turn now from your evil ways and your evil deeds.”’ But they did not hear nor heed Me,” says the LORD


Sunday: Church & Fellowship

Rachel's friend Jada spent the night with us and then the 5 of us (Rachel, Jada, Roger, Kathee & I) worshipped at 4th Baptist.

  1. Pastor's message on John 1:14-18
  2. Kathee grilled hamburgers for lunch
  3. Kathee and I drove out to see Crown College in St. Bonifacius, MN
  4. Then up to Watertown ... then home
  5. Roger's wife Kathy came by for dinner at 6:00 p.m.
  6. Bible time afterwards: book of Haggai

Haggai 2:6-7 quoted in Hebrews 12

25 See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, 26 whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” 27 Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.


The Danger of Spiritual Complacency

Key Verse: Zephaniah 1:12,

"And it shall come to pass at that time
That I will search Jerusalem with lamps,
And punish the men
Who are settled in complacency,
Who say in their heart,
‘ The LORD will not do good,
Nor will He do evil.’ " NKJV

Other versions:

NASB: "Who are stagnant in spirit"
NIV: "those who are complacent, who are like wine left on its dregs"
KJV: "that are settled on their lees"

How to avoid complacency:

  1. Daily Scripture reading
  2. Daily prayer
  3. Weekly fellowship with Christians in Church
  4. A burden for the lost

Today's activities:

  1. Errands with Roger
  2. Mowing
  3. Rachel's car to Saturn (12,000 checkup)
  4. Salmon for dinner


New production server WFDC

Wells Fargo Desktop Connection:

I got this up and running today. My local pc is the development box with Enterprise Manager, SQL Server 2000, and ColdFusion MX 7. So by typing http://localhost:8500 in my browser .. I have my site up locally.

Via the deployment system I can move all the code, images, style, scripts up to production.

With Enterprise Manager I can export the local SQL Server table(s) to the remote production server.

(This is a huge improvement over the former setup where the Cold Fusion versions did not match and I had Access locally but SQL remotely!)

Interestingly: In the migration of a local table to production - the key is dropped and has to be reset remotely via Enterprise Manager. Also the permissions have to be set remotely (this was not a surprise to me but the key issue was!)

Today ordered two CF 7 books to be delivered. My version 6 book is way out of date.

Received my Bluetooth wireless headset today. EZ setup.


Coldfusion and SQLServer

I finally got this all set up correctly. I had not fully installed all Cold Fusion components and had to deinstall and reinstall once again.

My production server and webhosting finally set up today by our internal webhosting department.

I have my own local server set up to match (an improvement over the previous setup where I had on old version of Cold Fusion and could not connect to SQL server on localhost)

Kathee and I drove separately again today as she is working late. I stopped at this dump downtown in the warehouse district and got a burger on the way home.

Rachel and I read Deut 12 & 13 tonight:

13:4 "You shall walk after the LORD your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice; you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him"


ColdFusionMX 7 local SQL Server connection

Here's a great tip that worked for me:

Terry Reiber said on Nov 7, 2003 at 5:17 PM :
Your best bet is to try this procedure against the NORTHWINDS database that comes with the MS SQL 2000 installation. Here's how I did it with the MS SQL 2000 Developer Edition software:

Here is some instructions:
1) In ColdFusion Administrator, use NORTHWIND as the data source.
2) Use NORTHWIND as the database.
3) Use as the Server
4) Use 1433 as the port number

Okay, now here's the TRICKY part. Supplying the USERNAME and PASSWORD.
5) In SQL Server Enterprise manager, expand the server group.
6) Then expand the Server
7) Under the Security folder, right click on Logins.
8) Select New Login
9) Click on SQL Server Authentication button and specify NAME (make up anything you want and specify PASSWORD. This name and password will become your USERNAME and PASSWORD in Coldfusion Administrator when you try to set up your Data Source.
10) While in the SQL Server Login Properties box, also specify the database, this will be NORTHWIND and specify language ENGLISH.
11) Make sure your server is using mixed authentication. While in Enterprise
Manager, right click on the server, select Properties, then Security and select Security tab. Make sure SQL and Windows radio button is clicked.
12) Okay, with the above information, you should be able to get an OKAY button when you register the Datasource Name.

You can thank me, or if you have questions, my email is terry@softreq.com.
(I pulled my hair out for two days to get this solution).

ColdFusionMX 7

I finally got this set up and it was not difficult.

You can download the developer edition free from Macromedia (now Adobe). The old version needed a stand alone server. I used Miniportal (Apache) for this. The new version provides its own server.

So how I got it to work:

  1. Uninstalled version 7 (install from yesterday)
  2. Stopped Apache
  3. Reinstalled version 7 and selected the built in server
  4. And started it ... process took about 30 min


  1. Working on my task list ... must be about 60-70 items
  2. Setting up appointments with people I need to meet
  3. My one on ones with Tom start on Monday and I want to be well organized.

Today's key verse (from reading last night): Habakkuk 3:17-18

"Though the fig tree may not blossom,
Nor fruit be on the vines;
Though the labor of the olive may fail,
And the fields yield no food;
Though the flock may be cut off from the fold,
And there be no herd in the stalls—
Yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
I will joy in the God of my salvation"


Cold Fusion Setup @ Work

A couple of very positive things at work today:

  1. Installed SQL Server 2000 on Thinkpad
  2. Also Editplus and
  3. Instant Servers "Miniportal" and
  4. Cold Fusion MX 7. (Now owened by Adobe!)

Unfortunately I did not get Cold Fusion installed correctly. But it was late and I was getting tired so I left this issue for tomorrow.

  1. Also Tom authorized setup of a Homestead Intranet site
  2. Should be set up by the end of the week
  3. My weekly one on ones begin next Monday ... need to get organized.

Tonight's Bible reading ... Habakkuk

Key verses:

  1. 2:4, "But the just shall live by his faith"
  2. 2:20, "But the LORD is in His holy temple. Let all the earth keep silence before Him"


Ignorance on Investing

Link to SharperIron Post

Kathee and I finished reading Micah last night:

Great verses: Micah 5:2-5:

“ But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
Though you are little among the thousands of Judah,
Yet out of you shall come forth to Me
The One to be Ruler in Israel,
Whose goings forth are from of old,
From everlasting.”
3 Therefore He shall give them up,
Until the time that she who is in labor has given birth;
Then the remnant of His brethren
Shall return to the children of Israel.
4 And He shall stand and feed His flock
In the strength of the LORD,
In the majesty of the name of the LORD His God;
And they shall abide,
For now He shall be great
To the ends of the earth;
5 And this One shall be peace.


Day 3 of New Job

  1. Created an Intranet Calender for "Release Management" using Brown Bear Software's ICAL Brown Bear Software
  2. Tried unsuccessfully to get wireless working on my laptop. Gave up for now
  3. Tomorrow two short classes:

    1. 1 1/2 hour class on wireless
    2. 1 hour intro to a monitoring and inventory tool

  4. Received at home The MacArthur Bible Commentary and The MacArthur Bible Handbook. Bought from Amazon. Should be a blessing in Bible Study

Tomorrow ... Friday and payday.

I love you Lord!