Moving On

December 16, 2009

My guess is this will largely go un-noticed but I felt a formal blog post was in order for announcing my decision to stop contributing to AptitudeCMS and Geeklog.

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DNR Safe Hunting Commercial

November 6, 2009

Here's the second commercials featuring yours truly.

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Bibbs Family Featured in Iowa DNR Commercial

October 30, 2009

This is Maia, Lauryn and myself in a DNR video featuring safety as the Iowa Pheasant season gets started:

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Boat for Sale

July 9, 2009

Well, I'm finally getting around to upgrading my boat. I'm pretty excited but this also means I need to sell mine. I'm asking $3,750 or best offer for a great boat with these features:

  • 1997 Spectrum Boat
  • 2006 30hp Mercury 4-stroke with less than 35 hours
  • 3 swivel seats with backs all in good condition. 1 pedestal seat used for bass fishing
  • 12 gallon gas tank, two storage compartments and livewell.
  • Lights, bilge and aerator all work and are in good condition
  • Galvanized trailer with full spare that's in fantastic shape. Tires on trailer are brand new.
  • Optional: Minnkota Trolling motor. ...

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Preparing to Wade Iowa’s Interior Streams

June 23, 2009

My first try at a short podcast. Basically a video with zilch in the way of editing. That's next:

Preparing to Fish Iowa's Interior Streams from Tony BIbbs on Vimeo.

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Stop Follow Friday Insanity

May 29, 2009

I hate this phenomenon on Twitter called Follow Friday (referred to via the #ff and #followfriday hashtags). Get ready for a big dose of hater-ade because I've endured this crap for the past few Friday's, filling up my Twitter stream and it's gone beyond the point of ridiculous. So why am I hatin'?

Conceptually Follow Friday is cool. It's a day to try and expand your Twitter network by taking recommendations from your followers on other people worth following. Simple enough. But the whole damn thing is missing the target. That said, here's...

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MVCnPHP v0.3.0 Released

April 6, 2009

Two weeks ago MVCnPHP v0.3.0 was released into the wild. This update really addresses only two things:

  1. CSRF Protection - If your views use the built in support for Flexy (via the class BaseViewFlexy) then your forms will automatically have a Cross Site Request Forgery token added to the form as a hidden field along with having two cookies set to check the validity of that CSRF token. The CSRF support is enabled by default which means all MVCnPHP commands that extend BaseCommand will automatically check the token for you.
  2. ...

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Webinar on Propel sponsored by php|architect

March 24, 2009

This is just a friendly reminder that this Friday, March 27th from 12pm-1pm CST I will be giving a webinar on using Propel, an object relational mapper (ORM). This webinar is just one of a series being sponsored by php|architect. The webinar will focus on the basics of installing and using Propel as well as one or two more advanced topics. If you are interested why not register now!

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March 13, 2009

I will start this blog entry by saying I like Zend Framework. I really do. However, the part of ZF I don't use is the MVC implementation. No, it's not bad. Actually it's a good implementation that is the product of a lot of hard work by Zenders and non-Zenders alike. I use bits and pieces of ZF in my PHP projects and, admittedly, Zend's MVC implementation never made the cut. Why?

I started using my first MVC implementation, Phrame, back around 2002 long before ZF. I was quickly turned off...

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The Pragmatic Side of Twitter

February 25, 2009

It never fails. Once in a while (today being one of them) I get questions from friends about Twitter an why they should use it. I use to point them to one of my blog posts on the subject. That might be enough to get people to sign up but many still don't get it. Truth be told, Twitter is ironically hard to describe in just 140 characters so maybe instead of trying to focus so much on the social aspects of the site I should simply give clear examples of good things that...

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PHP 5.2, Mac OS X Leopard and Oracle

January 16, 2009

I wanted to give a heads-up to all the PHP, Mac and Oracle fans that I just had an article published on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN). It's been in the works for months but has only just recently been published. I have to give Christopher Jones a lot of credit for being patient wtih me. The end result was an article that was fairly easy to write but was a bit of a pain. What you see in the final version is how to setup PHP, Apache and the Oracle Instant Client on a...

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Tagged By Nobody

December 29, 2008

I've never been tagged before in any sort of blog meme thing but after seeing Marcus Whitney post one on his blog I figured I might as well give it a try for myself.

  1. I've been with my wife, Kate, for over 17 years. We started dating in high school in November of '91 and got married in June of 1998 and now have three daughters.
  2. I have a sister, Tina, who use to wrestle. Yes, wrestle. Her sophomore year at Davenport Central she wrestled varsity and finished over .500. Despite rumors, no,...

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