Archive for the ‘Programming’ Category

Let Us All Press On

Since I built this web site, I’ve taken it as a source of pride that I created all of the major functionality from scratch: blog, pictures, links, and so forth.  I learned that I could do it on my own. But since I’ve started using WordPress in other applications, I knew that I wanted to […]

Posted by Curtis Gibby on May 20th, 2010

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CakePHP containable order

I’m developing in CakePHP at work, and I was trying to do a sort on a contained model.   As in, for all of the Foos, get all the related Bars, but order the Bars by Bar.publish_date (or whatever). I kept getting conflicting information about whether that was even possible and how to go about […]

Posted by Curtis Gibby on March 24th, 2010

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New beginnings

Today is a big day for me and my family.   Today I start my new job with E-Harbor — doing PHP programming for an e-commerce company.   A little bit different from what I have been doing at RM Plus, but not too much of a change. My other exciting news is that I’m […]

Posted by Curtis Gibby on November 30th, 2009

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Automatically back up your Facebook Status Updates

[update below about Facebook app that shows old status updates] I like the idea of using my Facebook Status Updates as a miniature journal, but unless you want to copy and paste them out, it’s tough to archive them. Until now! You can now automatically get every status update emailed to you for easy backup […]

Posted by Curtis Gibby on July 31st, 2009

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UPS WorldShip crashes caused by new version of MySQL ODBC driver

At work, I’m in charge of getting information into and out of a big database of orders.   That includes linking the shipping information to the UPS WorldShip program that our fulfillment team uses to automatically buy UPS service. When the computer they’d been using out there for years just got too terribly slow, we […]

Posted by Curtis Gibby on June 11th, 2009

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Prototype tablekit beats jQuery tablesorter by a mile

Since I’m trying to become a better programmer, I’m updating my web site for a better user experience.   I originally built the pictures and recipes pages with SQL-based sorts, so that the user would click on a link that would reload the page with results sorted by the relevant column. Since going to work […]

Posted by Curtis Gibby on June 7th, 2009

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We’re related!

I added a new feature to my picture pages last night — a listing of related photos.   Now when you click on the photo of me with a parrot on my shoulder in Machiques Venezuela, you’ll also see a thumbnail version of me standing on the model of the solar system in the same […]

Posted by Curtis Gibby on August 14th, 2008

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Goodbye Greasemonkey

I’ve taken down the Greasemonkey userscript section of this web site. I found that not even I was using it — uploading the files to was much easier and useful. So now the link above redirects to my list of scripts at

Posted by Curtis Gibby on May 2nd, 2008

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A new venture – West Valley Web

I’ve decided to start a freelance web design company to help small businesses in the Salt Lake Valley (specifically the West Valley City area) get online. Since I speak Spanish, I’m especially trying to find latino-run businesses whose owners might be intimidated by the Internet. Of course, I plan to deal with both English- and […]

Posted by Curtis Gibby on July 20th, 2007

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Make your voice heard!

I’ve added a new feature to the web site: comments. You can now make your voice heard on any of my pictures, blog entries, or recipes by clicking on the “Add a comment” link that the bottom of the page. Let’s hear what you all have to say!

Posted by Curtis Gibby on July 28th, 2006

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