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Blog posts made on 09-Oct-07
9Oct
2007
MAX Europe Is Going, Going, ...

We saw a massive surge of MAX Europe registrations over the past few days, and there are only about a dozen slots left! So, quickly, register now before it is too late!

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9Oct
2007
ColdFusion's Dedicated Account Managers

Just a reminder (especially for those of you whose experiences when calling Adobe sales regarding ColdFusion were anything less than stellar) ...

Adobe has dedicated ColdFusion Account Managers (in the U.S. and Canada), all they do is ColdFusion, and they can help with purchasing, EULA and pricing questions, and more. Here are the contact details:

  • For users in AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, HI, IA, ID, IL, KS, LA, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WI, WY (West of the Mississippi), ping Jason Graves at jgraves@adobe.com or call (858) 847-7541.
  • For users in AL, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IN, KY, MD, MA, ME, MI, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WV (East of the Mississippi) as well as Eastern Canada & Ontario, ping Dominick Conte at dconte@adobe.com or call (858) 847-7451.

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9Oct
2007
Join Us In Stuttgart, Germany

Tim Buntel and I will be presenting a ColdFusion 8 seminar in Stuttgart, Germany, on October 23rd, 2007 (the week after MAX Europe). Details posted online.

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9Oct
2007
Flex Taking Off In Japan

The Japan Flex User Group hit a major milestone last week, announcing that they now have 1500 registered members, 1000 topics, and 5000 posts - pretty impressive considering that they started in December 2005. Although concentrating primarily on Flex and Flex Builder, they also cover AIR, LiveCycle Data Services, and ColdFusion. Congratulations to community leader Satoshi Yokota-San on achieving this milestone.

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9Oct
2007
Looking For Solar Advice

I live in Michigan. And yes, I know that the name Michigan conjures up images of freezing rain, snow storms, weather shutting down schools and freeways (as well as the automotive industry and unions threatening to go on strike, but that is a separate post). But the fact of the matter is that we get a lot of sunshine in Michigan, far more than most people expect, especially where I live in Southeast Michigan. When I first moved here (almost 20 years ago) we almost did get snowed in during September and October, but that has not happened in a long time. The summers last longer, and the winters are shorter and less severe. And with sunny 90+ degree weather this week (in October!) I've been thinking ...

I have a large roof on my house, with lots of out-of-the-shade south facing surface area, perfect (I have been told) for solar panels. And while I understand the technology involved in harnessing solar power, what I am missing are practical answers and advice from those who have researched, and utilize, solar power.

So, if you have any experience that you can share, here are some questions ...

  • Solar power is popular in California, and Arizona, and other more sun-drenched locations. Is it as viable (or even cost effective or justifiable) in the Midwest?
  • We do get snow and icy weather, usually in December through February. How does this type of weather impact solar equipment, if at all?
  • I have seen all sorts of installation and setup costs, from one extreme to the other, but have not been able to fully ascertain what the true costs are. Does anyone have real-world experience here?
  • What are the unforeseen costs? Things like roof structural requirements due to panel weight, or cost of panel replacement, or ongoing maintenance costs?
  • What else am I not thinking of here?

Any advice and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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