This is the user page for James Curtis. He is the owner of James Curtis Computing Solutions

His youtube channel can be viewed here. [WWW]

He also makes tutorials on the side for fun. These tutorials can be found here:

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2010-01-28 20:12:37   Welcome to the Wiki. Thanks for creating the Curtis Computing Solutions page. Just to bring you up to speed there have been some issues with pages about local computer repair businesses and I thought I'd share some information with you. For instance see BEAR License because at least one computer repair business owner was discussing those and brought the issue up. See Welcome to the Wiki/Business Owner for some more bits of advice. —JasonAller

2010-07-27 13:20:59   Could you please stop putting in unnecessary "general" headers like [WWW]this? —WilliamLewis

2010-07-27 13:25:54   That's fine with me, but you should have just removed the header (Not taken out the additional information I just added) —jlc1988

2010-07-27 13:28:00   What did I remove besides the headers? —WilliamLewis

2010-07-27 13:33:06   Sorry I went back and read and you didn't remove anything else. My bad, it's easy to miss the change in topic without the header there. —jlc1988

2010-07-27 13:34:14   Putting a single sentence after a new header is bad style. Headers are a guide to overall structure and unnecessary in short documents. —WilliamLewis

2010-07-27 13:36:59   Okay, I see your point, but without those in that header a user will scan over that last sentence and it will be lost. What can I do to keep this from happening? —jlc1988

2010-07-27 13:38:18   Hi James, and another, belated, Welcome to the Wiki. I love the 3d models! I was noticing this morning that the KCRA news appears to use a Google Earth map of Sacramento for certain angles during its weather reports, and that includes 3D models of a lot of the downtown buildings.

One thing to note: the huge 3d headers on relatively small pages (like Pizza Guys) make it seem almost like that's the central theme of the page.

My suggestion would be to make an index page for something like Buildings in 3D on Google Earth which lists all of the buildings and attributes each to whomever modeled it. Then, for each of the pages for businesses in those buildings, you can have a tag noting that You can see this building in 3D via Google Earth with a link to the index page. —TomGarberson

2010-07-27 13:43:03   Oh, I see that your problem is that insufficient attention is drawn to your work vs. the business the page is actually about. Yes, it's cool that you're doing these models, but the models have nothing to do with the business in question. Why should they be the huge elephant on the page, then? —WilliamLewis

2010-07-27 13:43:23   Sounds fair enough, thanks for the tip. To create an "Index Page" can I just create a normal page and then list the buildings or is there something special I have to do for that? —jlc1988

2010-07-27 13:49:36   Yes, that was originally my problem. And I don't want it to overtake the page, that's not my intention. However that is the only way I know of to distiguish that it is information about a model of the building and not of the business itself. Also, these models have everything to do with the business in question as they are models of the physical building that the business is located in. Giving users the ability to see what the building that the business is located in looks like as well as exactly where it is located at. —jlc1988

2010-07-27 13:56:28   Yeah, thanks for all the help. I'll go get started on the page. —jlc1988

2010-07-27 14:03:32   I have created this page [WWW] and will continue to add to it. If anyone else has any information about 3D modeling in Google earth or knows of any models feel free to add them. —jlc1988

2010-07-27 15:50:32   A suggestion for organizing the modeled buildings. You might want to list the building itself (e.g. 123 A St.), then list the individual businesses found there. For example:


Also, linking the businesses is always a plus :) And of course, if you'd like help with anything, just ask! —TomGarberson

2010-07-27 17:15:39   A cool addition for 3D modeling might be a small screenshot of each building. After uploading the images to the page, if you stick this line right above the line for the building: [[Image(name.jpg, thumbnail, 50, right, noborder, "Description")]] would give you a nice, little image to the right of the building and the list of businesses in it. —TomGarberson

2010-07-27 17:33:37   Do you know is there any way to embed objects into a page on davis wiki? Then I would be able to put a small area to let people browse around google earth. —jlc1988

2011-08-06 22:23:22   Looks like you were doing some work on Wanted Pages? Thanks! —TomGarberson

2011-12-02 19:35:54   Hey James, someone else removed the "that's just an opinion" and I removed the "some think" regarding the wings on Domino's. In general it's better to add opinions so a page represents more viewpoints, rather than to try and remove or undermine an existing one. We generally don't try to keep the tone on the wiki neutral. The goal is to represent many viewpoints rather than none. —TomGarberson

2011-12-03 18:27:24   Sorry about that, I guess I'm just used to other wiki's where there aren't generally supposed to be opinions, just facts. My bad, I'll keep that in mind in future editing. —jlc1988

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