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Problem: ColdFusion and MS-SQL NTEXT Returning Empty String

ColdFusion Or MS-SQL Returning [Empty String] Value For NTEXT

Oh MicroSoft, why must you be the bane of my existence? Seriously, if it's not your buggy web browsers, then it's using another one of your products. And this time it's MS-SQL. Ok, in all seriousness, I'm really not 100% sure if this is MicroSoft's fault or perhaps Adobe's ColdFusion. But either way this one through me for a loop. (And on a side note, why does it seem like this crap always happens on a Monday)

If you have been forced to use MS-SQL on one of your projects. And perhaps you've been banging your head up against your computer monitor for the past three hour, because you've been trying to pull data from an NTEXT column and it keeps coming back as an [empty string], then boy do I have a solution for you.

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Table of ASCII Characters and Symbols For ColdFusion

A Single Table Listing All The HTML Entities and ASCII Codes

I needed a simple table that listed out all the ASCII entities and their decimal codes for ColdFusion the other day. Doing a little Googling, it seemed like every single table out there broke the list into different groups and not all of them seemed complete. So I figured I would make my own and share it.

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I Can't Make It Better, If I Don't Know What's Wrong!

I've been slowly making improvements to the website over the past month. Trying to get it to a point where it wont be in the "beta" stage. I know there's still a lot to do, but I was hoping to get a lot more feedback from users than what I've received so far. Which is nothing.

I'm noticing some weird user habits, that I'm not sure if it's my site design or this is just what people tend to do on blogs. But, I'm noticing:

People are using the contact form, instead of posting comments.

Is the comment form to hard to see? Is it to confusing? Are you getting any errors using it?

People are not registering.

This is to be expected, but I'm getting a lot of repeat users, so why are you not registering? Is the registration link to hard to see? Are you getting errors?

People have not subscribed to ANY blog or project post.

For some of the people that have registered and posted a comment, asking a question, they have not subscribed. Not sure why, again is it to hard to see? Not working?

My ultimate goal is to make the website a great experience for everyone, but I can't get to that point unless I get some feedback. If you have something that's bugging you about the site, please let me know. I would appreciate it.

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Behind The Graphic Design Scenes: The Billy Bucket Logo

A Step-By-Step Description of How the "Billy Bucket" Logo Came To Life

As some of you may already know, we here at Creative Juices Bo. Co. do a lot more than just web design. We happen to be a full-fledge graphic design company to boot. And to our delight, one of our clients, The Library Annex, in St. Louis, Missouri, was in need of a new logo for a novelty drink they were about to introduce. You may have taken a gander at one of our recent post where we posted all the different mock-ups we did for the Flannery's logo. Sometimes logo inspiration comes easy, sometimes not. Fortunately, the design for the "Billy Bucket" wasn't to difficult and didn't have the need to make a gazillion logo mock-ups. The following write-up, breaks down the steps that were taken to come up with the final concept and design.

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