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by on April 15, 2010

Baby is doing great, and I'm back to work!

My Little Newborn Daughter

My daughter was born on March 19th 2010, 7 lbz 5 oz (3.3 kg), 19 1/4 inches (49 cm) and healthy and happy.

I'm back to work now and making progress on LocationFinder again. Be sure to check the project page for development details!

by on March 10, 2010

Location Finder delays due to Baby

Thought I thought I was going to be able to continue working at my previous pace, however, as we approach March 19th I found my wife has several things that she needs to have done before the baby arrives. This has pushed back my schedule dramatically. I will be getting back to the Location Finder project shortly afterward though.

Thanks for your patience.

by on February 16, 2010

ClickExplorer Interferes With LocationFinder

I've discovered that clickExplorer, a javascript plugin that claims to protects your content, interferes with the submission clicks necessary to retrieve the location markers.

It doesn't really help anyway. Anybody who wants to steal your content can do so by viewing the source, downloading the page, etc. Additionally, it adds the annoying feature of making it impossible to right-click paste into forms.

If you want to use LocationFinder, you'll have to disable clickExplorer.

by on February 7, 2010

LocationFinder 0.9.3 is up

That's embarrassing. I told myself the last time that I need to install the release myself before posting, and with a dozen people in the house for a baby shower and wanting to meet my deadline, I popped into my office and zipped up the build tree and did it again.

Sorry about that.

If you downloaded 0.9.2 it won't even install.

Please install 0.9.3 instead and, as always, look here for changes


by on January 25, 2010

Location Finder needs changes for PHP 4

PHP 5 changed and retired the old method names for DOMDocument from PHP 4. If you're running PHP 4, bookmark my site and check back. I need to setup a test environment and make the callback script work with PHP 4.


I've put a php4 untested patch up (beta 7). If you're using php 4.2.0 or greater, this needs testing.


Still not completely tested on php4, but mostly... If using php4 this should work. Let me know.

by on January 19, 2010

Location Finder 0.9.2beta1

Over 300 downloads so far, and not one bit of feedback. If you download the beta and it fixes the problem where you search for a location (that you know is there) and nothing comes up, let me know! I need your feedback!


by on December 22, 2009

Location Finder for Joomla!

[caption id="attachment_6" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Screenshot"]Screenshot of LocationFinder for Joomla![/caption]

Location Finder for Joomla! is a component that allows your users to search for the closest location of your business and get driving directions. Implemented using Google Maps' API v3, this is very quick to use, and easy to implement.