John Herrell's Developer Portfolio

Welcome to

The overall goal of this site is to provide me, John Herrell, with a personal portfolio and digital canvas to portray my work. I will add sections to include other aspects of my life as time allows.

Another year later and here we are waiting on spring... Here it it the end of February, one day the weather is great, the next day it stinks... welcome to the midwest! So, what have I been doing with myself? A whole lot of work can best describe my winter activities. I completed several freelance projects during the winter and worked a ton of hours on my 9-5. Beyond that, I am slowly working on my 46 Chevy truck project, and a bike project here and there. I've also been involved in several other projects with friends too, so keep an eye out for blog posts regarding the cool and sick stuff we like to build.
- John 02/24/2012


I am currently on contract down at Nestle Purina in St. Louis... I really like the group and the environment over there. I work directly on the insurance and wellness plan systems, check it out:
PurinaCare Pet Health Insurance
Partners in Wellness
- John 02/25/2012

VStar 650 - Installing the KJS Single Carb Conversion Kit

A lot of traffic has been generated because of some updates and modifications I made to my 2000 V-Star. I got sick and tired of messing around with trying to synch the dual carb setup, and started looking for alternative carb solutions. I found the KJS kit by chance, and even though I could fabricate my own manifold, I decided to run with this solution. The article I wrote up for converting the V-Star from a dual carb setup to a single carb setup can be found here.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 came out on November 8, 2011. If you catch me on XBOX Live, chance are I am playing this game more often than not.

Call of Duty Black Ops came out on November 9, 2010. I still play quite frequently on XBOX Live. This is still one of my favorite video games, so feel free to join me.


Blog Updates

I have finally upgraded my blog to version 2.0. Nothing major, just a new version of the engine behind it. I am forced to build a new theme for this version, so I guess I'll work on that tonight.
- John 02/25/2012

Awesome!!! That is all I can say about this game. Bar none, it has to be the best first person shooter game I have played to date. I really do enjoy console games, and this is definitely a 5 on a 5 point scale.

The second map pack has been out since the beginning of June 2010, and I still enjoy playing this game. My XBOX screen name is SICSlash, so add me and we can frag out together!