Joomla Changes from 1.5 to 1.6, 1.7, and 2.5: $mainframe and jos_components

Posted by on Apr 14, 2012 in Joomla, Technology, Web Development | No Comments

Was looking to convert one of my Joomla 1.5 components into a Joomla 2.5 component and ran into a couple of show-stopping changes. 1) The jos_components table is gone. Just gone. This is the table that among many other varied purposes used to hold the admin component’s menu hierarchy. It’s now been rolled into jos_menu, […]

The Brothers Barbarian Web Series Prepares for Conquest

Posted by on Jul 18, 2011 in Gaming, General, Movies | No Comments

My old friend Ken Whitman and crew (e.g. everyone he knows who agreed to be an extra, plus half the old-guard TSR talent) have put together a fun new web series called The Brother Barbarian. The trailer is now online and we’re all waiting anxiously for the release in August!

Medical billing and clinic management company launches new web site

Posted by on Aug 31, 2010 in General, Healthcare, Web Development | No Comments

An old friend of mine just launched his company’s new website for their medical billing and practice management software. Great stuff. Check out Amber Clinic Manager over at the Gray Swan Software website if you’re in the market or know someone who is.

Joomla Plugin: EasierTube

Posted by on May 12, 2010 in Joomla, Technology, Web Development | No Comments

I’ve got another post up over at Group 3 Solutions, this one discussing Joomla video plugins. First plugin up for discussion is EasierTube. The post gives some background on the problem of using video in Joomla posts and provides an overview of EasierTube’s features and issues. Enjoy!

Reply from Congressman Emanuel Cleaver

Posted by on Apr 21, 2010 in General, Healthcare, Politics | No Comments

I’m so satisfied with, and proud of ,our representative (former Kansas City Mayor) Emanuel Cleaver II, Democrat from Kansas City, Missouri. Can’t say enough good things about him. We are very lucky. =) Got this recently, regarding the recently-past health care reform legislation. It’s an attempt to clear up the misinformation spread by those opposed […]

Joomla Custom 404 Pages

Posted by on Apr 15, 2010 in Joomla, Web Development | No Comments

Great little tutorial over at phpRiot on how to set up an intelligent custom 404 error page in PHP. However, if you’re using a stock Joomla 1.5 install with mod_rewrite enabled (e.g. SEO-friendly URLs) then you can just forget about doing this with an Apache directive. Joomla has control (though looking at the .htaccess file I’m […]

Flash Banner Ad clickTAG Tutorial

Posted by on Mar 30, 2010 in Web Development | No Comments

Handy Flash banner ad clickTAG tutorial for anyone who doesn’t do this often enough to remember the technique off the top of their heads. This sort of thing is for use in ad syndication services like Google AdWords. Also, some good stuff at the Adobe site. Each ad network uses different case sensitivity rules for […]

Duncan’s 5th Birthday

Posted by on Feb 14, 2010 in Family | No Comments

We recently celebrated Duncan’s 5th birthday, and here’s the reel! =)

Sheri’s 40th Birthday Surprise Party!

Posted by on Dec 13, 2009 in Family | No Comments

We recently celebrated Sheri’s 40th birthday with a big surprise party at V’s Italiano Ristorante. Great place, great people, and a great time (at least I had a great time!). Check it out here…

Joomla Plugin: Tabs & Slides

Posted by on Dec 9, 2009 in Joomla, Technology, Web Development | No Comments

I’ve got another post up over at Group 3 Solutions. We’ve turned our attention away from WordPress Plugins over to Joomla Plugins this time around. First up is Joomla Tabs & Slides. The post gives some background on tabs as a concept and then shows how to easily implement them in Joomla using this plugin. […]