Project, Research

How to Use MS Flow to Refresh a PowerBI Dataflow and a PowerBI Dataset upon completion

This blog will cover step by step instructions on how to make a Microsoft Flow that will refresh a PowerBI Dataflow, and after completion of the dataflow refresh it will refresh a PowerBI Dataset. 1. Register new Azure App Go to https://dev.powerbi.com/appsSign in and fill out as below (credit to https://medium.com/@Konstantinos_Ioannou/refresh-powerbi-dataset-with-microsoft-flow-73836c727c33) App Name: Enter your… Continue reading How to Use MS Flow to Refresh a PowerBI Dataflow and a PowerBI Dataset upon completion

Project, Python

How to Make a Google Maps API Call

In this blog, I'm going to rehash how I made a Google API call using Postman and Pycharm. Enjoy! Retrieving Data Using Postman and PyCharm Install PyCharm and make a new projectGoogle "Google Maps API" and go to desired API section (in this example we are using Directions)Review Introduction for key information:Needs to use HTTP… Continue reading How to Make a Google Maps API Call

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

Project, Research, Udacity Class

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

Project, Research, Virtual Frontier, VR

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