Lori (Life of Request Info) Extension for Firefox 1.5

So looks like Lori has been abandoned for quite a while, as the last extension release happened back in february of 2005. I couldn’t find the XPI download link anywhere, not even from mirror sites or Google cache. Eventually I tried to checkout the CVS module just to make sure it wasn’t available in there, and I got lucky.

The XPI didn’t accept running under Firefox 1.5 at first, but just by changing the install.rdf file by hand the extension loads fine, and gives me the results I wanted.

In any case, if you are looking for a download link like me for ages, here’s my changed XPI file for you. Talk about good karma.

Great Houston PHP/MySQL Users Group Yesterday

So yesterday we had a great Houston PHP/MySQL Meeting at the University of Houston. We got to have our own little classroom with projectors, wireless internet and whiteboard. John Arnold who was supposed to do a presentation on his ERP system didn’t show up (maybe couldn’t find the place?), but I gave a quick introduction to Prototype and script.aculo.us to everyone.

Since we still had some free time, I went over Smarty for a bit, writing some PHP examples.

Things to improve next month:

  • Send the invitation email a week before the event, and not a day before like this time.
  • Ask people to introduce themselves before starting with the actual presentations.
  • Include the driving directions on the event details itself.
  • When sending out the invitation email, include a link to some map service.


Also, the following things:

  • Post the meeting details to Craigslist.org
  • Post the meeting details to PHP.net
  • Remember to bring the digital camera so we can have another picture of the group
  • Ask people for their name and email address so we can follow-up with them after the meeting

Deodorant anyone?

What’s with europeans and their lack of proper usage of deodorant, anyway? Give me a break already.

Eventum 1.6.1 Released!

We released 1.6.1 last friday with these changes:

РFixed the installation procedure to add the INDEX privilege to the MySQL user (Jọo)
– Fixed bug with handling HTML characters in Internal FAQ entries (Bryan)
– Fixed bug displaying priority in current filters (Bryan)
– Added feature to set X-Eventum-Type header in new assignment email (Bryan)
– Fixed bug that allowed users to access attachments, custom fields, phone calls and time tracking from issues they did not have access too (Bryan)
– Added new workflow method to check if an address should be emailed (Bryan)
РFixed the issue searching routine to properly handle disabled fulltext search and customer integration features (Jọo)
РImproved the IRC Bot script to be easier to configure (Jọo)
– Added feature to update issue assignment, status and release for multiple issues at the same (Bryan)
– Fixed labels on workload by date range graphs (Bryan)
– Added feature to highlight quoted replies in notes and emails using smarty plugin from Joscha Feth (Bryan)
РUpdated the bundled XML-RPC library to the latest PEAR 1.4.0 release (Jọo)

The most important change is this last one above. The XML-RPC library from PEAR, which we were bundling to make installations easier, was changed so it wouldn’t use that nasty eval() code.

We strongly recommend users to upgrade to 1.6.1 as soon as possible. Download 1.6.1 now.

dotProject integration with Eventum

I was busy last week with meetings in Cupertino, but Adam Donnison wrote me to tell me about the work he did to provide some integration between the two systems. I personally never tried dotProject myself, but for those interested, here is the email from Adam:

It provides the backend for Eventum using Companies and Contacts
within dotProject, and provides a reciprocal view-only listing
of open issues for dotProject users.

It does require the latest CVS version of dotProject (or more
correctly the classes/query.class.php from the latest CVS) to
provide the multi-db query support.

URL is:


Feedback is very much welcome!

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