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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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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A Change Would Do Me Good

After more than 5 years working graveyards and weekends in news, I decided that I was ready for a more family-friendly schedule.   I started looking for a new job, either in or out of the journalism industry, and last week I found it through a Craigslist ad.   It was for a PHP/MySQL developer […]

Posted by Curtis Gibby on September 20th, 2008

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