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A WAP Face on an Old Problem

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A WAP Face on an Old Problem

Picture of Irv Owens Web DeveloperA few months ago I upped the data package on my cell service because I finally got a picture phone. It was cool that I could take quick pictures and then push them to my computer via email. Then I found a nasty truth, it gets pretty expensive very quickly. I didn't have a plan so I decided to go ahead and pay the $9.99 for a paltry 5 MB of transfer. This still seems ridiculous to me when I sometimes, if I am desperate, will pay $7 bucks at Starbucks but I could download almost the Library of Congress over their T1 during my alloted time if I wanted to try. But I did it, and now I can't say that I am upset. One of the biggest issues was trying to blog when I was staying with relatives, or when I was on the go. So what I did, as any good enterprising developer would do, was to build a WAP interface to my blog-back-end.

I finished it last night, it only took me about 30 minutes, and off I went. However as soon as I got it going, my ColdFusion instance crashed, and I figured that it was due to my frequent testing, but I have submitted forms way faster than the phone could handle so I don't think that it was my interface. Anyway, I tested it just a few minutes ago, and it seems to be working nicely. I can now blog from my phone. All I have to do now is figure out how to blog pictures over the WAP, and we'll be set.

What was interesting about the crash is that it only crashed my the instance, JRun was still going strong. When I checked in the JRun administrator, ColdFusion didn't seem to be running at all. Once I restarted it everything was hunky-dory. Well, we will just have to play it by ear and see how things continue.