Mental Health, Project, Research, Wellness Journey

Making My Own Health App in Quickbase

A while back I had several posts discussing utilizing technology to overcome my depression. While all of that certainly helped, I eventually found myself overwhelmed with my original solutions (Monday.com application) and stopped using it. Don't get me wrong, it's a great concept, but doesn't offer enough customization to simplify like I would like. So… Continue reading Making My Own Health App in Quickbase

3D Printing, Mental Health, Project, Virtual Frontier

Setting Up My Ender3 Printer with an Octopi Touch Screen & Printing Covid-19 Masks

In order to print the Montana mask to help with the COVID crisis, I needed to upgrade to a printer with a larger bed. I can still use my Monoprice Select Mini V2 to print sewing components, but I want to make masks since they are in such short supply. I found a great deal… Continue reading Setting Up My Ender3 Printer with an Octopi Touch Screen & Printing Covid-19 Masks

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

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

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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 & HOLOFIT)

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 & HOLOFIT)

Mental Health, Project, Research, Wellness Journey

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