Hi, I’m Joe…

I am an author, coder, construction project supervisor/inspector on state highway projects, and founder of the Independent Creator Directory. I created this site so that independent creators would have a place to have their various works listed in the event of social media failure. It also gives the opportunity for them to promote other independent creators that they know or have worked with.

Books

Tales of the Highway

Tales of the Highway is a series of short stories from various road construction projects that I worked on from 2010 to 2014 and also some of the adventures that were had while plowing snow on the highways and interstates. The events told are all things that have actually happened on these projects and while plowing snow. I wish I could say that they are made up, but this will give you a glimpse of what we see working the roadways, at least in Northern Indiana.

PDF Format
Kindle Format
$.99
Pyrography

Looking for something unique to order for your house or spouse? Check out my website, TheBurningIsLove.com, for hand burned wood designs. Don’t see something that you are looking for? Reach out to me at jbachman@indiecd.org to see if it is something I can create.

iOS Apps

Concrete Testing

The Concrete Testing app is an app I made to be able to perform the math for the IC-652 form that INDOT (Indiana Department of Transportation) uses.

This app will allow you to email the results for entering later on.

This app has only been tested for use in the State of Indiana, but if your local DOT uses the same methods for concrete testing, then this app can also help you in the field.

This app is ad free.
Free

Water Cementitious Ratio

The Water Cementitious (W/C) Ratio app allows you to perform the math when running this particular test.

After entering all fields, you are able to email the results for later use.

This app is ad free.
Free

HMA Random Sampling

The HMA Random Sampling app allows you to generate the random sample tonnage for Base, Open Grade, Intermediate, and Surface asphalt samples.

The fields included in this will allow you to also fill out the CLN/PLN, the DMF/JMF of the mix, and the contract and DES that corresponds with. Once filled out, you can email yourself the information for safe keeping.

This app is ad free.
Free

Moisture Content of Soil & Aggregate

The Moisture Content of Soil & Aggregate app allows you to put in the numbers from cooking out the moisture of the sample to determine the percentage of water that was in the original sample. These results can then be emailed for later use.

This app is ad free.
Free

BSR Lob & Pew Calculator

BSR (Big Stompy Robot) Lob & Pew Calculator is a free app the goes along with the tabletop tactics game by Nicholas Anthony Tockert II, Big Stompy Robots.

You can use this app with the “Quick Play” edition of the game or the “Full” edition of the game.

This app does contain banner ads.
Free w/ Ads

Big Stompy Robots Quick Play

The Big Stompy Robots (BSR) Quick Play edition is a tabletop tactics game created by Nicholas Anthony Tockert II.

The Quick Play Edition that includes printable minis can be found here.

If you don’t need the minis though and just want a digital version to have on your phone, click the title above to get the iOS version!

For the Core Rule Book of BSR, visit this link here.
$.99
Podcasts
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    Join us this week to learn about Independent Creator Directory members Karl Witsman and Dan Hollifield.
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    In this week's episode, I talk about the works of McKayla Jade and Donna Carlene, upcoming streams on the IndieCD.org events calendar, LibraryCon at Benton County Public Library, and about the KickStarter for the Madness Comic Network becoming a Roku channel. Please note that some of the books mentioned are […]
  • by Independent Creator Directory
    In this week's episode, I talk about two Independent Creator Directory authors, Teri Bachman & Keisha Acuff, and also about the upcoming streams and events on the Independent Creator Directory calendar. Be sure to check us out at https://indiecd.org today!
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    Come listen to what the Independent Creator Directory is about and find out what future episodes will cover.
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Blog
  • Walkthrough Video Post
    This post was created during the recording of the walkthrough on how to create a blog post. This is an edit to the original post.
  • Just a test post for the blog settings
    Checking to see if I can make just a certain user’s blog posts show up on their page rather than every single blog post. Got to love site development in production!
Contact Form

Got questions about the Independent Creator Directory or one of my products? Use the contact form below to reach out to me today!