Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Starting a new Project

If you love to code even when you are at home you probably have start with an idea for programming something. I have a little flow chart I made which describes my home programming workflow.

If I am programming something for fun and I don't finish within the first month usually I have another big idea and lose interest, for a bit, and start something else. Sometimes I switch up the technologies, but this is my current fallback technologies.  In Windows sometimes I'll switch it up and go for Node.JS. I've also mixed things up and added a Rails project for fun.

End of Carl.BurksBrand.com

After years of paying for a private domain name I realized I wasn't getting much value for my investment.  For several years searching for Carl Burks would take you to my site at carl.burksbrand.com. It will probably take me a few months to get back to the number one spot, but I am sure that I will. Carl Burks isn't that common of a name and there are other pages which utilize the keywords. For example IMDB also lists two different "Carl Burks" and actors seem to be serious about optimization. Have you ever noticed how rappers will drop their own name in a song? It is a serious marketing strategy.  It also reminds me of the Seinfeld episode "The Chicken Roaster" not to spoil it, but if you haven't seen it by now George does a leave behind to keep in touch. Getting to number one is pretty much about brand recognition.


After upgrading all my VM's and computers which are *nix based they release some more updates. I guess I'll have to start over. It is great they are able to patch the problem so quickly after it became a known issue.