Andrew Clarke

systems architecture, e-commerce & database consultant

Andrew Clarke

I architect and create secure, scalable and useful internet applications. I help make business decisions, manage projects, develop databases and write code.

With fifteen years of internet and e-commerce development experience, I can help you define what exactly you need, and then manage and implement that plan.

You can learn more about me by clicking one of the links across the top.


Recent blog posts

Bed liner for rear tub

August 10, 2013 · By Andrew Clarke · 1 Comment

In this episode, I strip out the rear of my Land Rover and spray in some Al's HNR and U-Pol Raptor bed liner.

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1 CommentTags: Land Rover

"transition is trying to modify the system network configuration" when upgrading to OS X Mountain Lion

July 27, 2012 · By Andrew Clarke · 3 Comments

I got two odd popups while installing OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: "transition is trying to modify the system network configuration", and "transition is trying to modify your user account."  Here's a bit of research I did into what they might mean.

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3 CommentsTags: OS X

New Job

September 29, 2011 · By Andrew Clarke · No Comments

As of October 1, I've accepted a new full-time position.  I'll be working as a systems analyst on a mobile payments platform.  I'll be responsible for extending the platform and product's reach into some new markets.

If you're one of my existing clients reading this, I'm still here to help you out for the next couple months.  If you need significant ongoing help after this, we'll work together to transfer you to someone else.

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Netherlands: May 24-30 2011

May 20, 2011 · By Andrew Clarke · No Comments

I'll be in the Netherlands from May 24-30.  I'm looking for a full-time job, so if you're in the Netherlands and you're hiring, I'd love to come by and meet with you in person during that time.

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I'm available!

May 20, 2011 · By Andrew Clarke · No Comments

After recently finishing off Bullhive and Comfort Revolution, I'm available to take on your project.  I'm very much open to full-time employment too, either near Waterloo, ON Canada, in western Europe, or elsewhere.

You'll find a lot more information about me on this site, but here are some of the areas in which I have experience:

  • Systems architecture,
  • Project management,
  • Database architecture & development,
  • Internet, intranet and extranet development,
  • Technical pre-sales engineering,
  • Technical solutions architecture and consulting, and
  • Team leading
If I sound like a great addition to your team, please contact me.

No CommentsTags: business

New CFScaffold release: 201100510

May 10, 2011 · By Andrew Clarke · 4 Comments

I've released an updated version of CFScaffold, as well as updated examples at http://www.clarke.ca/cfscaffold/examples.

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4 CommentsTags: CFScaffold · ColdFusion · Hibernate · ORM · Railo

My Route 53 components "officially" recognised by Amazon

May 02, 2011 · By Andrew Clarke · 4 Comments

I know this is sort of nerdy, but I just noticed that my Amazon Route 53 components have been included in Amazon's list of tools and libraries for Route 53.

It's just nice to get a bit of recognition from Amazon.

4 CommentsTags: Route 53

Lock down ColdFusion Administrator in multi-instance mode

May 02, 2011 · By Andrew Clarke · 6 Comments

Here's a way of locking down and security access to your ColdFusion Administrator, if you're running ColdFusion Enterprise multi-instance.

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6 CommentsTags: ColdFusion

Introducing Bullhive

April 28, 2011 · By Andrew Clarke · No Comments

Bullhive is live!  Live in closed beta, that is.  Bullhive leases cloud-based computers to traders for financial modelling.  https://bullhive.com

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No CommentsTags: Amazon AWS · Bullhive · Railo · Route 53

Scotch on the Rocks & Switzerland in March

February 16, 2011 · By Andrew Clarke · No Comments

I'll be attending the Scotch on the Rocks CFML conference March 3-4 in Edinburgh.  Following that I'll be in Switzerland March 5-11.  Please contact me if you'd like to meet up with me during that time!

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No CommentsTags: business · Travel