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GUI Python Calculator with Tkinter

This project started with me wanting to learn a way to make an app in Python with a Graphic User Interface (GUI). GUI is what people are used to seeing when working with a computer. The previous scripts I have done in Python have all been command line interface where...

Archive Project part 2 – The Program

The second part of the archive project See Post 1 about the Mac OS side of the fixes here and for the purpose of this project. What the program needs to do: The program is to add extensions to the files that need them and clean out the files that don’t need to be...

Archive Project part 1

The issue that came up was when I went back to an old CD archive to pull an old Business card I worked for somebody, they needed some updates. I noticed that the Mac wouldn’t read the disc or the next 2 I tried. In research found that the current Mac OS doesn’t...

Art/Photography

Homemade TP Overview of a Social Commentary Graphic

Homemade TP Overview of a Social Commentary Graphic

This isn’t a full description of how to create your own graphic like this. This write up came later in the creation process so only a few screen shots and notes were kept. This is more of an overview of how I worked on this project. Like most projects this began with...

Cloud Computing

As we seen in the above cartoon there can be some confusion over what is ‘the cloud’ and how it works. Such as how Bob, the slightly balding manager in the cartoon, thought the data was up in an actual cloud. I’ve wrote up a basic description of what is ‘the cloud’....

Homemade TP Overview of a Social Commentary Graphic

This isn’t a full description of how to create your own graphic like this. This write up came later in the creation process so only a few screen shots and notes were kept. This is more of an overview of how I worked on this project. Like most projects this began with...

Puddle of Mudd

Puddle of Mudd played in Farmer City on June 1, 2019  

Tyler Rich

Tyler Rich played in Farmer City May 31, 2019  

Darryl Worley and Drake White Concert at Heritage Days 2018

Darryl Worley and Drake White,  Co-Headlining at Heritage Days May 26, 2018 -

Christmas Gift – Pumpkin & Peanut go to the Circus

We're giving away a free ebook copies of our book 'Pumpkin & Peanut go to the Circus' for Christmas and Dec. 26, 2017. See the book in Amazon Information on the creation of the book: The book ‘Pumpkin & Peanut go to the Circus’ started off as a painting series...

Joe Diffie Concert

Joe Diffie performed at Farmer City Heritage Days in 2017.  

Sammy Kershaw

Sammy Kershaw performed a free concert at the Farmer City Heritage Days on June 4, 2016, to over 2000 people, see crowd photo in the gallery.  

Kids Book – Pumpkin & Peanut go to the Circus

The book ‘Pumpkin & Peanut go to the Circus’ started off as a painting series in the style of a kids storybook; the paintings were done with acrylic on watercolor paper. My cousin-in-law, Amy C. Lamb, seen the painting and created a story to go along with them....

Spring Chicken Fling 2008

Spring Chicken Fling an event hosted by Farmer City Outreach each spring for the senior citizens of the community. This is hand drawn, scanned and colored in Photoshop, the illustration was done for the 2008 postcard that went out to the senior citizens inviting them...
Puddle of Mudd

Puddle of Mudd

Puddle of Mudd played in Farmer City on June 1, 2019  

Graphic Design

Acrobat order form

Working with a non-profit organization for their yearly fundraiser, where they would go and sell fruit, meat, and cheese gift boxes. Due to the COVID we tried something different and created a fillable PDF that people can fill out their orders and email to the...

Illustrator Certification

Received certification in Adobe Illustrator from Eduonix. While I've been using Illustrator for years, it's always good to go back and go through classes. By going through new classes you can pickup what new features that have been added that you've missed or find...

Homemade TP Overview of a Social Commentary Graphic

This isn’t a full description of how to create your own graphic like this. This write up came later in the creation process so only a few screen shots and notes were kept. This is more of an overview of how I worked on this project. Like most projects this began with...

Notes: Animating an SVG File

Figuring out a simple animation using a SVG file. The purpose with flash not being useable on several devices and various security concerns with flash files that people will have this feature turned off on their browsers this is a simple, small way to replace simple...

Farmer City Christmas Parade 2019

For the Christmas Parade this year I decided to make it more exciting by adding a title screen and some visual effects to the beginning of the video. Title was created in Adobe Illustrator where I created a swatch to make the candy cane lines. Exported as an AI to...

2016-2017 Community Guide

Fifth year for the Community Guide, inside layout was updated from previous year, new photos added to guide. New style cover to stand out from previous years. Redesigned a few of the ads from the previous year. Download Copy

Acrobat order form

Working with a non-profit organization for their yearly fundraiser, where they would go and sell fruit, meat, and cheese gift boxes. Due to the COVID we tried something different and created a fillable PDF that people can fill out their orders and email to the...

Illustrator Certification

Received certification in Adobe Illustrator from Eduonix. While I've been using Illustrator for years, it's always good to go back and go through classes. By going through new classes you can pickup what new features that have been added that you've missed or find...

Stand-alone app with PyInstaller

Last post I’ve build a GUI calculator from an online class and added some extra functions to it. This post I’ll be creating the app as a stand-alone app for Mac and one for Windows. I’m using PyInstaller to do this, this is a stand-alone app you use in the command...

GUI Python Calculator with Tkinter

This project started with me wanting to learn a way to make an app in Python with a Graphic User Interface (GUI). GUI is what people are used to seeing when working with a computer. The previous scripts I have done in Python have all been command line interface where...

Archive Project part 2 – The Program

The second part of the archive project See Post 1 about the Mac OS side of the fixes here and for the purpose of this project. What the program needs to do: The program is to add extensions to the files that need them and clean out the files that don’t need to be...

Archive Project part 1

The issue that came up was when I went back to an old CD archive to pull an old Business card I worked for somebody, they needed some updates. I noticed that the Mac wouldn’t read the disc or the next 2 I tried. In research found that the current Mac OS doesn’t...

Python pull email addresses to CSV file

Another practicing Python project the original idea for this project came when I heard somebody talk about their email program got updated and all their contacts disappeared. First thought they would need to go through and add their contacts back. Then thought how...

Random name picker

The idea of this Python project comes from who gets to go first or what order do a group of people go in. Think of kids getting ready to play a game and need to decide who goes first and what order they go in. They might do something like pull a card from a deck or...

Website Development

Moving WordPress to new limited server – Working notes

These are quick instructions written, mostly for me. But somebody with a more than basic understanding of how WordPress works and that knows basic trouble shooting should be able to follow along. If you’re not fully comfortable with WordPress it’s advised to contact...

Cloud Computing

As we seen in the above cartoon there can be some confusion over what is ‘the cloud’ and how it works. Such as how Bob, the slightly balding manager in the cartoon, thought the data was up in an actual cloud. I’ve wrote up a basic description of what is ‘the cloud’....

HTML5 Forms – Verification

Created a HTML form with verification using only HTML 5 and CSS code. With HTML 5 you don’t need to rely on JavaScript to do a lot of things that was needed in the past. These things would be to not submit if area was blank, that the elements are in the right format....

Visit Farmer City: Test Site

Visit Farmer City is a test website location that I use to work on website ideas usually for big projects. When doing these sample sites I give them a generic branding to not show who the customer is. Right now it’s being used to create an idea for a newspaper and not...

Kelsey Zukowski’s Website Resign

During the Covid-19 shutdown we took the opportunity to redesign Kelsey Zukowski’s website. Before we had used a regular theme to get her site up and going. We took this time to dig in and design a new theme with the goal to bring it more up to date with today...

Turn Your Website to the Darkside

With the popularity of the dark mode which allows a user to change in operating systems, mobile devices, and included in several applications. The dark mode changes the system and apps to a dark background with a light text. With this being popular and customers are...

Case Study Justin Beahm’s Website Redesign

Justin Beahm had three different web sites these sites included: his personal site; his production company, Reverend Entertainment; and his podcast, Justin Beahm Radio Hour. When it came time to redesign his personal page we decided to merge all three of his sites...

Trails of Crafts Website

Trails of Crafts is an online store for three relatives who are crafters. The name is based on their last name of Trail. The site is set up in a single WordPress install using software that gives each member of the website their own storefront. Having their individual...

Farmer City Outreach Website Redesign

Sometimes it is necessary to go through and bring a website’s design up to date either through changes to the site itself. But sometimes you need to change the design such as in the old site’s theme is no longer being supported. The theme is what controls the look of...

K&S Builta Website Redesign

Over time it’s necessary to refresh the look of a website. K&S Furniture/Builta’s site is one I created several years ago, which needed an update. The old site was set up using WordPress multi-site; this made each store its own separate website inside of one large...
Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

As we seen in the above cartoon there can be some confusion over what is ‘the cloud’ and how it works. Such as how Bob, the slightly balding manager in the cartoon, thought the data was up in an actual cloud. I’ve wrote up a basic description of what is ‘the cloud’....

HTML5 Forms – Verification

HTML5 Forms – Verification

Created a HTML form with verification using only HTML 5 and CSS code. With HTML 5 you don’t need to rely on JavaScript to do a lot of things that was needed in the past. These things would be to not submit if area was blank, that the elements are in the right format....

Visit Farmer City: Test Site

Visit Farmer City: Test Site

Visit Farmer City is a test website location that I use to work on website ideas usually for big projects. When doing these sample sites I give them a generic branding to not show who the customer is. Right now it’s being used to create an idea for a newspaper and not...

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