Mental Health, Project, Research

Hacking my Nintendo Switch to Play Gamecube/Wii Emulators

First I want to preface this post with a disclaimer: any game I play on Gamecube or Wii is a game I ALREADY OWN. I also own BOTH SYSTEMS, so I am not breaking any laws or playing pirated games. With that said, here's how I hacked my Nintendo Switch to play some older games.… Continue reading Hacking my Nintendo Switch to Play Gamecube/Wii Emulators

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Udacity Classes 3: Intro to HTML and CSS (Part 2 of 2, CSS)

Last time I went through the HTML content of Udacity's Intro to HTML and CSS class, this time I'm moving on to CSS! WOO! I really destroyed that last section of the class! Now time to take on my next competitor: CSS CSS controls things like colors, spacing, fonts, and layouts for a website. It… Continue reading Udacity Classes 3: Intro to HTML and CSS (Part 2 of 2, CSS)

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Udacity Classes 3: Intro to HTML and CSS (Part 1 of 2, HTML)

So far I've gone through TWO Udacity classes (to add to the 3 I did waaaay back in 2012!). These were Shell Workshop (blog notes here) and Version Control with Git (blog notes here). I'm feeling great about all the background I'm getting to the various technology projects I've covered in this blog and for… Continue reading Udacity Classes 3: Intro to HTML and CSS (Part 1 of 2, HTML)

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Udacity Classes 2: Shell Workshop

After completing the Version Control with Git course from Udacity, I decided the next helpful free course would be on using the shell. It's a quick introduction, but I've been using the shell in both Linux and Windows for quite a few years so I figure this will be good just to again fill in… Continue reading Udacity Classes 2: Shell Workshop

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Udacity Classes 1: Version Control with Git Notes

In order to bolster up my ol' skill-set, I decided to check out my old online free class stomping grounds: Udacity. I decided with all the home projects I had been doing, I should probably supplement with some formal learning. While that is certainly true Alexis, I'm looking to be more specific about what that… Continue reading Udacity Classes 1: Version Control with Git Notes

Project, Research, Virtual Frontier, VR

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)

Project, Virtual Frontier, VR

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

Mental Health, Project, Research, VR, Wellness Journey

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

Mental Health, Project, Research, Wellness Journey

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)