Presents: Brian Vogl's online Portfolio of projects.
Arthur C Clarke said "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
"If Software is an advanced technology. Software is magic."
"If software is magic then I want to be a magician."
"If software is a language then I want to be an author."
"if software is expressive then I want to lead the corus."
"If software can benefit the world then let's get to it."
"If you need custom software or hardware solution then you need me."
~ The old saw of the software artizt credo.
Welcome to Computer Communications (CC)
This is where I showcase my computer hardware and software developer abilities.
Rarely maintained often it sits neglected, I do upon occasion attempt an update or addition.
Last Updated 12/2018.
>--- When I'm not developing software you might find me skimming the treetops
in my Paramotor PPG Powered Paraglider ultralight aircraft. Now I'd like to
entertain you with some of my flying videos. Did I mention I'm a damn good
videographer? Could it be the 19 years I spent working as a Broadcast Engineer
at Public Television 19 in Kansas City. Yes, I'm a Kansas City native.
>--- Below was a team map I made of the locations I enjoy flying at near and
around the Kansas City Area. Please feel free to add as many more locations
as you know of if any. Unfortunately Google got greedy and stopped supporting
team maps. So, I'm showing you a map of the neighborhood where I now live,
>--- The Trek Trecker Tracker App was available for the Android through the
Android Market. This is how I used to track the paths of my flights. It's easy
to use but you'll need to read the info screens to find out how to share your
Treks with your friends on facebook, twitter or by email.
The Trek Trecker Tracker App Lets you share where you've been in 3
dimensions with your friends.
>--- The Taginit App is available for the Android.
Taginit was based off the Trek Tracker. It was a proof of concept program that
uses your Android cell phone to capture and upload images, text and the gps
coordinates of paths as you move along. These recordings and images are tranfered
to the cloud to be displayed using Google Maps later. It was integrated
with Google maps at the time it was developed. However Google has now changed their
paradigm and no longer allows you to do this. "Thanks Google". Any way it's still
Available for download right here. It uses your GPS to create a .kml file with a path
similar in structure to the Trek Tracker. The images and text are hosted in a database
in the cloud and available for easy viewing through links. For this project I used a
Scrolling list with thumbnail sketches on the Android. And linked it all back to a
customn website created for you on the server.
The Taginit App
Lets you share where you've been and what you've seen and done in 3
dimensions with your friends.
>--- The Wall began in January and February of 2005. It had its first update in July of 2011.
I proudly present the WALL. An amusing online interactive graffiti
guestbook. Be sure to share your artwork by clipping the walls address from the address
bar. Then share it on facebook, twitter and elsewhere.
The Wall Draw a picture in my new interactive web based guestbook.
>--- The YX3Z SEXY T Shirt sales program
You can join for free and use your generated QR code on business cards or
Tshirts of your own design or you can purchase a QRTShirt from YX3Z and join
in the fun. It's free to join and easy to use. Each YX3Z QRTShirt comes
with its own website and links page advertising website.
YX3Z QRTShirt sales associate. An interactive sales program.
>--- The Economic Simulation Program. Is a Visual Basic desktop program. It
was developed part time over multiple years in cooperation with a good
friend of mine as his lifelong project to help educate his college students
in micro and macro economics. The website presented is a complete course in
economics utilizing the economic simulation program.
The Economic Simulation Home page. Economic Simulation classroom toolkit.
>--- The ROCK ASSAULT Rock Climbing Game. The ROCK ASSAULT Rock
Climbing Game is a game of skill, and endurance. See if you can climb your
person to the summit to watch the sunrise. Also look for these programs in the
the pretty version.
The ROCK ASSAULT Game, My latest rock climbing challenge.
>--- The rubix cube was a 1970's phenomena which I have recreated here for
your enjoyment. I personally spent hours trying to figure out how to undo
the cube. The applet, remembers the moves you've made, and is able to undo
them by itself! There's also an automatic button, that will spin the cube
>--- The Mandelbrot set was made popular by the "invention of chaos theory". This
program allows you to select an area to enlarge or zoom in on it. Have fun looking
at all the different colors and shapes you'll find.
>--- Friends Drink Free is a proof of concept application program
that will send your friends a drink from an online interface.
Some functionality is disabled. :) Click Order Here or Specials and try it out.!!!
>--- Skrolly Personal Marquee. This started as an electronics project
that got out of hand. They are cost prohibitive to produce at $50 / item
But they were fun to develop. The project included software I developed for the
Android cell phone as well as that pictured in the video and on the website. Click Here to go to the animated website.
based on actual code written in Processing used in the Arduino to drive the display.
Be sure to watch the video to understand the concept behind this product.
This was a quick project I created in C# it captures a short recording and sends
it to the cloud where it may be shared via a link that is available to be pasted.
Into documents or distributed through the internet. It's a desktop app and uses an
msi installer I crerated to install it. For windows systems only. Click Here to visit the VXIRL website to download your installer.
>--- An intense interest in the markets began around 1988 when I designed a DTN
Decoder. Once assembled I used to decode the commodities quotes. At that time they
were encoded in the single sideband carrier broadcast by a local radio stations.
I used a Phase locked loop to decode the signal to intermediant frequencies
Then another to lock to the 1200 baud signal. The DTN Service ended sometime
in the late 1990s as the internet began to take off. I subsequently switched
to getting my quotes on a daily basis for free off the internet. I've enjoyed trading
Wheat, Corn, Soybeans, Gold Silver and TBonds as well as some stocks and options.
Trading is not without risk. Only trade with capital you can afford to lose. I
can't aford to lose so I'm generally out on the sidelines waiting for the best
opportunities to arise. This program is written in MQL5 which is quite similar to C++.
Samples are available upon request if you're interested in this sort of thing.
WD Gann was a legend on Wall Street back in the early 1900's. He was purported to have
used "Planetary trendlines" in his forecasts. He did a lot of writing over his lifetime
But never revealed his true techniques. So, Does it make sense to project the future
based on Astrology? I used the publicly available version of Astrolog to gather the data
for this program. Click Here to downlad the MQL5 executable which will run in Metatrader5.
>--- The base conversion program is a utility I wrote very early in my programming
career. I was disappointed by overflow errors, and the size of float my computer
could handle. I devised a method that manipulates strings, rather than raising
floats to some power. My method allows you to convert any number of digits to a
The ANYBASE base conversion program. A Java Applet that let's you convert numbers
of any length from one base to another.
Available as an Applet only on internet explorer.
>--- The NDSP Lending Library; NDSP stands for Neurologic Disabilities Support Project.
Is a program that helps kids with disabilities. I programmed the lending library for a
UNIX or LINUX server to help the University of Kansas NDSP staff with their free information
dissemination project. Unfortunately the lending library project has been discontinued due to
a lack of funding. So this link is broken.
The Neurologic Disabilities Support Project Home page,
with links to the NDSP, and other libraries.
>--- A brief synopsis of my
skillset as it pertains to programming.
Well, there you have it. If you have any questions about this site, or would like more
information about me or the services I offer, Please email me your number. We can arrange a time
to get together to discuss your project in detail. I look forward to hearing from you.
Brian P. Vogl
2105 S 10
Kansas City, KS. 66103
Send mail to: email@example.com I may also be contacted at Linkedin.com and Facebook.com.
Or Simply fill out the form below and press submit.
(I cannot reply to messages sent without a valid email address.)