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Waking PCs to Remote Access via Oculus Quest VR: Wake on LAN (mobile/rpi) + VNC Server/Viewer

While I really enjoy the Oculus Quest games, I find myself enjoying my Steam library even more by streaming it to my headset around the house. No longer do I need to go into my cold, dark basement to game. Now I can use my VR headset to game on an imaginary home theater from… Continue reading Waking PCs to Remote Access via Oculus Quest VR: Wake on LAN (mobile/rpi) + VNC Server/Viewer

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Remotely Accessing My Computers from my Oculus Quest (SideQuest + Virtual Desktop + SteamVR)

Now that I can side load games and apps through SideQuest on my laptop and stream the screen wirelessly using Vysor, it's time to set up a way to control my computers via the Oculus Quest! For Windows there is already a great solution for this called Virtual Desktop, but unfortunately it does not allow… Continue reading Remotely Accessing My Computers from my Oculus Quest (SideQuest + Virtual Desktop + SteamVR)

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Virtual Frontier: TheCatGeek Content Format Change

The past few weeks have been a complete whirlwind of activity. I recently made a friend with a similar passion to gaming and technology, and we've decided to partner up with another friend to create a YouTube Channel named Virtual Frontier. This way I can share my love of all things technology in a format… Continue reading Virtual Frontier: TheCatGeek Content Format Change

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Using Technology to Escape My Depression 6: Unreal Engine 4 Oculus Quest Development on my Linux (Ubuntu/Kubuntu 18.04) laptops

Last post I went into details of how I "side loaded" Oculus Quest games for free from my Linux (Ubuntu 18.04) gaming laptop, but this time I want to get into developing MY OWN VR content. In order to do this, I've found myself a great discussion board post on the Developer forum to follow… Continue reading Using Technology to Escape My Depression 6: Unreal Engine 4 Oculus Quest Development on my Linux (Ubuntu/Kubuntu 18.04) laptops

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Using Technology to Escape My Depression 5: Side Loading & Mirroring Oculus Quest Games from my Linux (Ubuntu 18.04) laptop (using ADB Link, SideQuest, & Vysor)

Last post I "side loaded" Oculus Quest games for free from my Windows 10 gaming desktop PC, but this time I want to side load this amazing game called Pavlov from my Ubuntu 18.04 laptop (that way I can side load while on the go!). In order to do this, I've found myself a great… Continue reading Using Technology to Escape My Depression 5: Side Loading & Mirroring Oculus Quest Games from my Linux (Ubuntu 18.04) laptop (using ADB Link, SideQuest, & Vysor)

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Using Technology to Escape My Depression 4: Oculus Quest FITNESS GAMES ARE AMAZING!!!

About a week ago I bought a VR headset to inspire me to be more physically healthy by running a workout program called HoloFit that interfaced with my rowing machine. I also downloaded some games to try, and mentioned I'd give an update in the future when I had a chance to try them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py_eg6DZsEQ&feature=emb_logo… Continue reading Using Technology to Escape My Depression 4: Oculus Quest FITNESS GAMES ARE AMAZING!!!

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Using Technology to Escape My Depression 3: Revamping Workouts with VR (Oculus Quest)

Now that I've gotten myself organized with to-do lists and goals, I can finally focus on the physical health part without worrying about dropping the ball on literally everything else in my life. This is basically my life, only instead of being overwhelmed by pancakes I'm overwhelmed by financial, mental, physical, work, and social obligations.… Continue reading Using Technology to Escape My Depression 3: Revamping Workouts with VR (Oculus Quest)

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Using Technology to Escape My Depression 2: The Need for New Tools

Last time I explained a little about my mental health journey, so this time I am going to skip right to the fun part: the technology! Still regret not re-enacting this scene on my wedding day In order to make sustainable lifestyle changes, I'll need the right tools and systems in place to make keeping… Continue reading Using Technology to Escape My Depression 2: The Need for New Tools

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Using Technology to Escape My Depression 1: The Context

Depression got the best of me for a few days this week, so I used my trusty Facebook vaguebooking skills to post statuses asking for help. My friends and family sent messages to remind me I am cared for, and that helped me get through my latest bout that got so bad my brain felt… Continue reading Using Technology to Escape My Depression 1: The Context

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Installing Windows Software on Ubuntu with PlayOnLinux 1

A while back I switched over my desktop PC operating system to Linux to install and run neural networks. At the time, I wasn't ready to ditch Windows completely because of MS Office and my Steam games so I started by dual-booting Unbuntu 18.04 and Windows 10. My enthusiasm at finally being a real computer… Continue reading Installing Windows Software on Ubuntu with PlayOnLinux 1