What’s so awesome about Sublime Text?

Everything! Sublime Text lives up to its name — working in this editor truly is sublime. Far better for me than Notepad++. Jeffrey Way of Nettuts+ has put together a great series of video tutorials that show you how to use all the power of this amazing application. But here’s the highlights from my perspective. […]

Posted by Curtis Gibby on February 18th, 2013

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Like using a shotgun to kill a fly

For years, I’ve been using programs to replace small snippets of text in my programming. I type `z and the program outputs cd /var/replicate/Replicate/trunk/app and hits enter for me. This is much faster than typing out the whole path (even with Bash tab completion), or password, or chunk of code (whatever I happen to have […]

Posted by Curtis Gibby on November 15th, 2012

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Tweaking Firefox tab colors, part 2 (The Firefox 4 edition)

Just when I got used to my new tab colors described in my previous post, Firefox 4 was released and broke what I’d done.  I could still see a teeny difference between my green, yellow, and red tabs — a 2-pixel strip at the top of each of them.  But most of the tab was […]

Posted by Curtis Gibby on March 31st, 2011

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Different tab colors for different contexts

As a web developer, I may have ten tabs open, each of which could be from any of my environments, and each of which may look identical until you click into it to see the actual URL. So I spent a lot of time clicking back and forth between them trying to find the other page I’d been working on, until I found out how to change the tab color based on which domain it was on.

Posted by Curtis Gibby on December 16th, 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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Workin’ for a Livin’

In my almost-30 years on this planet, my father has worked for two companies:   Browning Arms all while I was growing up, then the LDS Church since about the time I went on my mission.   I’d call that a commendable track record, especially in today’s labor marketplace. I mention this because, this morning, […]

Posted by Curtis Gibby on February 17th, 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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