Mental Health, Project, Research, Wellness Journey

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

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Samsung Health Galaxy Watch with iPhone Sync Fix

A few weeks ago I ditched my Apple Watch and bought the Samsung Galaxy Watch. I was so impressed with it, I actually made a review to help others who wanted to know if the watch would work with the iPhone. While I love the watch, I have had issues syncing with the Samsung Health… Continue reading Samsung Health Galaxy Watch with iPhone Sync Fix

Project, Python, Research

Automating Making Memes & Instagram Posts 9: Revisiting The Cat Geek Posts

So I like my inspirational quotes posts, but I would really like them to be memes. I already found the python code necessary to make a meme, but I needed add a few additional lines to split the quotes evenly in half . That way the meme has text that is balance between the top… Continue reading Automating Making Memes & Instagram Posts 9: Revisiting The Cat Geek Posts

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Automating Making Memes & Instagram Posts 8: Populating My Cat Nikon Pics Folder

In order to populate my cat photos for my Instagram account The Cat Geek, I need to transfer my photos from my Nikon camera's SD card to my external harddrive that is mounted to my raspberry pi server. Smoosh is blocking the view of the raspberry pi, but I swear it's there! Ideally, I want… Continue reading Automating Making Memes & Instagram Posts 8: Populating My Cat Nikon Pics Folder

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My Samsung Galaxy Watch with iPhone Review (aka reasons you should dump your ugly square smartwatch for this)

I've spent the last few months working on a couple projects related to my mental and physical health. I've been trying to figure out ways to use technology to improve them both, and I've actually gotten pretty far into them. While I will still release those blogs gradually each Saturday, I was unexpectedly interrupted by… Continue reading My Samsung Galaxy Watch with iPhone Review (aka reasons you should dump your ugly square smartwatch for this)

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Automating Making Memes & Instagram Posts 7: Automating The Cat Geek Posts

Originally I was going to train a neural network to "talk" like a cat and have that create captions for my The Cat Geek Instagram account. I decided to hold off using the neural networks for now, and instead use the famous quote JSON file I downloaded in my previous post Automating Making Memes &… Continue reading Automating Making Memes & Instagram Posts 7: Automating The Cat Geek Posts