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Samples of the MaconMacGuy's work: Tom Rule's Portfolio

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Current projects and clients:

SCNSE.ORGThe Society for Critical Nursing Specialists have a new website specifically designed so they can update it themselves. it features Paypal integration so potential members can pay for their membership online, with or without a paypal account, with minimal cost to the organization.

Lake Wildwood – a gated community in northwest Macon with a website in need of revamping. I am using WordPressMU to create a site with multiple authors, and providing training. As of July, 2008 the site is still in development. I have created a couple of videos to introduce the new site to residents – you can view it on YouTube here.

Young America Music School – a full-service music school that offers lessons in just about every instrument imaginable. Special features of this site include the random pictures of the store that change every time a page is loaded and the archive of pictures and movies of past recitals. We have a blog, an eBay site, live streaming on StreetJelly.com for special events, and a variety of other features.

DaleWashburn.com – the repurposed site of Dale Washburn, focusing on his real estate training and speechmaking trade.

MGIRE.com – the Middle Georgia Institute of Real Estate. Site redesigned and focused, including significan SEO work (search engine optimization) that will take some time to implement. A special feature is the random quotes from past students.

Dale Washburn and Associates – Middle Georgia real estate company

EducateForRealEstate.com – website dedicated to providing courses for prospective and current real estate agents. Offers in-class as well as online real estate courses.

tom&co – website for the band at Vineville North in Macon, who have 2 albums to their credit. Includes some basic ecommerce features (links to their CDBaby site, and includes code that allows viewers to purchase tracks).

tomrule.info – Tom’s music site, which incorporates a slew of advanced features, including auto-signup to the music newsletter, automatic dispersal of a blog entry to twitter, facebook, and other online social media, basic eCommerce, and even a podcast.

Past Projects:

GovAccessMusic.com – a music library targeted towards Government-access and Public-access cable TV channels. This is a database-drven site using the excellent Maian scripts and MySQL. The site includes a blog (blog.govaccessmusic.com), a podcast, and even a vodcast (i.e. video podcast) that is syndicated using TubeMogul to several video sharing sites. The site was allowed to die in 2013 for business reasons.

WashburnLand.com – a database driven site created using Open Realty. Tons of land for sale in Georgia. The site includes some beautiful photography that makes me want to go tromp in some woods somewhere – check it out! I provided training to the owners so they coupld update their own site with new properties.

Geotechnical Consultants – an engineering firm providing geotechnical engineering, environmental services, construction testing, and drilling services throughout the Southeast. The site includes an area for clients to upload and download materials and documents – all created using open source scripts and some creative web server configuring.

MaconCarpet.biz – a small static site for Macon Carpet on Forsyth Road in Macon. MaconCarpet actually became a client to take advantage of my new hosting options, including some high-powered spam filtering. I saved them over $150/month compared to their old host.

MowProducts.com – provider of mower parts. I have been hired to do some back end work on their site, and provide documentation and training so they can update their site.

Dale Washburn for State House – The campaign site for Dale’s run for the Georgia State House district 137 seat in 2006. (The site has since been repurposed.)

Vineville North Baptist – although not the original designer, the MaconMacGuy was responsible for updating the site. He also reorganized the site structure to make it easier to navigate, and he performed some serious search engine optimization. Tom also created and edited the church’s podcast, including all of the XML setup, from inception through spring of 2006, and was admin for the message board until spring 2006.

art2artconnections – a Macon-based art history resource, providing art-related tours in Italy and art-related educational materials.

Additional Clients:

Other current and past clients of the MaconMacGuy include
Shadowsound Studios,
Peach County Publishing Company,
Macon State College,
Stuckey Management (computer maintenance, network care and feeding, Peachtree Accounting from Sage Software installation and configuration)
Suttles Hardwood Floors,
Mount de Sales Academy
and a variety of individuals in the Macon and Middle Georgia areas


Samples of creative works

 


Miscellaneous Samples

Some of these are from “real” work – others are experiments. All open in a new window. If a new window doesn’t open, then try control-clicking to bypass your pop-up blocker.

Tour of the new LakeWildwood website – lowbudget video shot on a home digital camera, then edited.

3d sample Quicktime
Resume Opener
“I’m in a Hurry” Sermon series bumper (quicktime – I did graphics AND the audio)
“Juicy Fruit Sermon” series bumper: (quicktime – I did graphics AND the audio)
Church announcements (quicktime – from 1999 – using now-defunct Astound software)
Silly stop action Lego movie (quicktime) – This was an experiment in stop-action animation & batch graphic processing.
Quicktime 3d proof that it does indeed snow in Macon, GA (albeit rarely! – Quicktime VR)

 

Articles – I wrote a series of articles (Journal of an IT Manager) for Techrepublic.com in 2001 ( I was part of the IT team at Mount De Sales Academy) about what the job was like when doing IT in a school. Read Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5.

 


VARIOUS LOGOS

Logo designed for Grayson Blue, a bluegrass band led by Joey Hancock

 

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Logo created for an original mp3.com site with some experimental music

Logo created for the CD-website resume mentioned earlier

 


Graphics for CDs

These graphics were things I assembled (and sometimes created) for use in producing Sermon series CDs. Some of the graphics were things I had to edit to make fit in a CD format – all while using a strange CD-burner user interface. It was sometimes quite a challenge to come up with something that worked!