Archive for June, 2009

Facebook wants me to date my Mom

Monday, June 29th, 2009

I recently created a facebook quiz: How well do you know James Packard Love? When a co-worker filled out the survey, I looked to check her answers. At the bottom of the questionnaire answers was the following advertisement.

The message, Hey James, Hot singles are waiting for you!! had a picture a single woman. She’s single alright, since my father passed away.

Dear Facebook.
I appreciate the suggestion, but I really don’t think of her this way.

Joomla and search engine friendly (SEF) URLs

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

I have recently installed Joomla! 1.5 on server hosted by I use an 1.0 version of Joomla for another web page on a different server, and I would like to migrate to the new version of Joomla, and possibly change my web hosting company. I created the Joomla installation in a new empty directory (, to play around. I did not install the sample data, but created a few dummy entries to experiment. My first problem was that I had trouble getting the search engine friendly URLs to work. (more…)

Using Zotero

Friday, June 19th, 2009

The first time I used Zotero, I was not impressed. After recently meeting one of the founders of Zotero from the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, and following the litigation with Endnote over file formats, I decided to give it another try. I was very impressed. In fact, I now think that anyone who writes should install and use it. (more…)