Category Archives: Geek Stuff

Komodo 8.5 bug breaks Komodo-CFML tag attribute support

ActiveState released Komodo v8.5 (both Edit and IDE) today. If you are a user of Komodo-CFML, be aware that v8.5 has a regression from previous versions which breaks Komodo-CFML’s support for CFML tag attributes. In my testing so far, syntax highlighting seems to still be fully functional. According to the bug report (filed based on my testing in one of the later v8.5 betas), the fix for this has been pushed out to the next point release.

Other than my one “guinea pig” system where I’ve been playing with the pre-releases, I don’t plan to update Komodo on my systems until this one is resolved.

Minor Update to Komodo-TaskJuggler

Following a comment I received earlier this week from a user of my Komodo extension for TaskJuggler project files, I have posted an updated version of that extension:

Download: taskjuggler-0.1.1-ko.xpi

This version should work in all 8.* versions of Komodo Edit and IDE. It has been updated to provide syntax highlighting based on the current documentation for TaskJuggler v3.5.0.

As always, comments and feedback are welcome.

Recent comment problems?

I discovered yesterday we were having problems accepting new posts and possibly new comments here. I believe I have the problem resolved at this point. If you have submitted comments over the past two since mid-January and have not see your comment approved, my apologies… please resubmit your feedback or questions.

Spam and Ham

In updating my WordPress installation, I took a quick look at the statistics collected by the Akismet WordPress plugin I use to filter comment spam. It has been quite a while since I last looked at these numbers and they’re a little spooky:

  • All time: 67,293 spam, 112 ham, 12 missed spam, 0 false positives for a 99.98% accuracy rate
  • Past 6 months: 49,997 spam, 8 ham, 1 missed spam, 0 false positives for a 100% accuracy rate

In addition to the numbers, the shape of the comment spam volume curve is even spookier:

  • 2008: 212
  • 2009: 515
  • 2010: 2,307
  • 2011: 6,593
  • 2012: 57,671 (YTD)

Thank you, Akismet!

(And in the time it took for me to draft this post, that all-time number increased by 22…)