Carl Burks - Technology and Software Development
Carl Burks is a software developer for a global financial institution. With over ten years experience in technology and software development for financial organizations and over twenty years of software experience, Carl Burks provides articles, musings and insight into technology issues, software development, and other selected topics.
Carl jump-starts his character's progress on Starbound with the help of scanmem.
Carl discovers another tool for his Python projects.
Carl switches to Linux and encounters an issue using SQLAlchemy.
Carl tries to sync up his Steam keys with his Origin keys.
Carl discusses his journey to build a console app using npyscreen with Windows.
Carl describes how he added stamps to Tuxpaint
Carl links to the PowerShell presentations.
Carl releases a new blog format
Carl links to his YouTube demo of SQLite.
Links to logo creation, discussion of presentation.
Carl publishes his "slide deck" for his presentation, along with several supplemental links.
Small update about a presentation.
Monthly rollup update.
Carl uses Powershell and imagemagick to crop an image.
An adhoc method for toggling Hyper-V instead of at boot.
Setting up Powershell on a fresh machine.
Happy Hanukkah and December update
Carl writes a dice roller with electron.
A monthly update on various topics.
Small update about BookSite github repo.
Carl evaluates another web technology with in his BookSite repo.
Carl addresses a CORS problem with his BookSite repo when he attempts to implement a feature.
Carl adds a React version of his BookSIte to his repo.
Small micro controller update.
Carl builds an amp from a book he got from the Humble Bundle.
Carl describes developing a sample site using VueJS.
Start of a BookSite for testing technologies and managing digital books.
Rot13 python implementation.
Carl describes his process for assembling a pre-amp.
First Project from Junkyard Jam Band
Creating images from text.
Punchcard reader implemented with an Arduino.
Carl documents a kludge for getting Aseprite working on Arch Linux.
Carl builds a glowing box that changes color as objects approach.
Carl stops using WingIDE for Python.
Infrared remote on an Arduino.
Carl starts playing with Infrared.
Remote Assistance, Quick Assist, Windows User Account, and TeamViewer
Carl plays with sprites, and game development.
Tools to write code using an Android device.
Carl discusses building a Robot from scratch with different options.
Current guitar pedal chain setup.
Carl works on two electronics projects.
Carl introduces a repo for flash cards.
Wrap up of the Web Dev Skeleton
Notes on installing JACKD for Linux Audio
Attempt to get STOMP working does not succeed.
Another reinstall of Linux
Setting up samba on a PI.
Getting a project scaffolding setup.
A small push cart build.
Pegboard DIY project and location update.
More development on scaffolding.
Building a web scaffolding.
Carl discusses using vs code as a replacement for PowershellISE when on Linux.
Getting books from a Linux machine to a Kinde
Getting docker up on Linux.
Carl discusses two of his favorite applications for the C64.
Getting windows to update time after booting in Linux.
Carl discusses implementing Docker guest pass thru.
Listing current projects.
Swapping a png for xbm to load an image on an Arduino.
Carl tries out the NodeMCU.
New blog engine on Github, link to a linux library and arduino update.
How to fix the low resolution on a Raspberry PI.
Carl lists some of his holiday gifts.
New blog engine in Python.
How to run a command when a directory changes.
Carl discusses some of his robotic projects.
Small update about paper project.
Increase in scope of project for retrieving news articles.
Small recognition of Aaron's accomplishments.
Carl describes some of his Little Rock Tech Fest experiences.
A small code article about lists.
Description of downloading from Reddit project.
Downloading from Reddit project.
Getting Rabbit MQ working with docker.
Carl describes how to call Reddit from Powershell using praw.
A library for spell checking text files.
A shameless plug for electronic books from the Humble Bundle.
Discussion of moving to a new blog format.
Switching off Blogspot for a new engine.
Carl builds an arcade joystick.
Getting Teamspeak up and running.
Using Maria instead of MySql with an Ubuntu LAMP stack.
Using a headless Virtual box with Apache and Ubuntu
Headless LAMP instructions.
Fixing stale files with Jekyll on a VM.
Carl discusses synthesizers.
Carl publishes his PowerShell Function repo.
Discussion of getting data from webpages.
How to keep your phone from waking you up.
Carl announces an update to his powershell repo to add a command line calendar somewhat like the Linux calendar command.
Tip for getting good output from the Intermediate window in Visual Studio.
EVE Online and some of the tools for getting information from it.
Carl works with his son to build a castle in Minecraft with command blocks.
Carl gets an Ultrasonic sensor running from a Raspberry PI to help a friend.
Carl shuts down his RandomTables Azure site.
Carl splits the Random Tables repo into sub repos.
Random tables update.
Carl considers the problem of using GURPS data with Random Tables.
Carl adds some windows options for his Random Tables project.
Carl buys an octopus game.
Carl discusses phone options.
Using code to change the media player.
Carl shows how to connect to a named pipe between Windows and Linux on virtual box.
Carl fixes an Arduino LCD Shield with a resistor.
Putting arch on a netbook.
Polynomial Regression with Python
Carl plays a classic star wars game.
Carl debugs Crayon Physics on Linux to figure out why it doesn't work.
Crawling the web with Python and Scrapy.
Carl toys with the idea of running a mud.
Once again Carl investigates making a MUD.
Carl adds an esoteric sardonic repo.
Carl considers uploading his heraldry project.
Carl gets a GURPS utility running on DOSBox.
Updating time on a suspended VM so firefox allows browsing.
Carl discusses the amount of web technologies.
Carl goes down memory lane by looking at GeOS.
Carl discusses recent security breaches.
Carl discusses the difficulty in naming things.
Carl discusses the feature of named ranges in spreadsheets.
Carl links to a site about random trivia.
Carl orders a product for his ham radio.
The importance of documenting your code.
Carl shows his programming workflow.
Carl discusses his blog domain.
Carl discusses the non-issue for him of Shellshock.
Carl dual boots.
Carl is frustrated with lock-in by Lenovo.
Bash Script for calculating ability scores for D&D or pathfinder.
Small script to update files with exif information by date.
Carl tallies his weight using "bc".
Carl changes his background using Xmonad and some shell scripting.
Carl creates a software MIDI instrument which plays over the web.
Carl plugs a band.
Carl enters a contest and builds a box for making a geocache.
Showing battery remaining on Linux using Xmobar
Using amixer to get sound working on minimal setup.
Scanning keys on linux.
Carl swaps laptops.
Carl has computer troubles.
Carl is blocked getting his license for a while.
Carl takes his ham test.
Carl starts his journey to become a ham.
Carl describes his experience in the line for the grand opening of Topper's pizza in Conway, Arkansas.
Another micro update.
Touchscreens aren't awesome for gaming.
Carl considers buying a laptop.
Shameless plug for a free T-Shirt.
A few wallpapers.