Side Project Report: Learn Meditation in VR

Side Project Report: Learn Meditation in VR

Today I am launching a side project designed to make meditation easier with VR. SkillMaster VR — Learn Meditation is the first meditation app that allows you to learn meditation in VR by visualizing your breath in real time. It’s a Virtual Reality experience built specifically to help you meditate by using your game controller to track your breath. Super excited to bring this live in time Read the article >>

Weekend Project Report: Cryptocurrency Mining Rig

Weekend Project Report: Cryptocurrency Mining Rig

I’ve been cautiously optimistic about BlockChains since Boulder Startup Week 2016 when I had core contributors of both Zcash and Ethereum presenting at one of the Future of Tech Events.  Trustless decentralized financial instruments have the potential to be an ‘internet of money’ and massively disrupt the financial system. Several months ago, I wrote and open sourced pytrader — a cryptocurrency Read the article >>

What have you tried?

What have you tried?

By and large, I’ve found one measure to be an indicator of whether I can work with a developer; whether professional or open source:  When they need help, they can answer the question: “What you have tried?” When you ask a technical question in a technical forum, providing information on what you’ve tried is a signal.  It’s a way of saying “I’m not just looking for a solution, I’ve genuinely tried Read the article >>

4 Black Mirror Episodes to understand Mixed Reality

4 Black Mirror Episodes to understand Mixed Reality

I just finished season 3 of Black Mirror on Netflix.  Black Mirror debued a few years ago, as kind of a “Twilight Zone”  for the 21st century; and this season does not disappoint. Some of the themes and plots are far fetched, but the use of digital effects to show the potential of VR and MR technologies are really on point.  I recommend the following 4 episodes to understand Mixed Reality: Read the article >>

As a Software Engineer, I want to get rid of lower back pain, so I can focus on what else in my life is important.

As a Software Engineer, I want to get rid of lower back pain, so I can focus on what else in my life is important.

Since 2013, I’ve had problems with lower back pain.  As a software engineer, and not one with great posture, I spend 6 – 10 hours per day at a desk slinging code, and it’s begun to take it’s toll on my mood & wellbeing.  Over the summer of 2016, I decided I’m not doing myself any favors by ignoring the problem and that living with this pain was affecting my quality of life. I decided to take Read the article >>

Photography Portfolio

Photography Portfolio

I migrated my photography portfolio from wordpress to photoshelter.  I’ve been shooting enough recently, that it was time to move to some pro-level tools.  Check it out at http://photography.owocki.com/ or by clicking on the  gratuitously large screenshot below: Read the article >>

StartupCTO.io

StartupCTO.io

A few months ago, I wrote about a podcast I started, called Exec Podcast — We are a podcast capturing conversations about startup engineering leadership.  Since my post, we’ve done 20 episodes with local startup leaders.  Today, we are announcing a rebrand; to StartupCTO.io.  The hope is that the clear brand, a refined focus on product quality, interviewee caliber, and professional cover art / Read the article >>

Side Project: Photo Workflow Tools

Side Project: Photo Workflow Tools

I started a side project to automate paro automate (or gracefully degrade into just being more efficient) my photography batch post-processing process. One of the first elements of my photography workflow is to select which photos are worth post-process. To do so, I need to select which of my set of photos to promote to a ‘best’ subset. This is what it looked like before: This is what it Read the article >>

`du` for AWS S3

`du` for AWS S3

I built and open sourced a tool called s3_disk_util last week.  It’s meant to help cleanup disk space on your AWS bucket.  Its very similar to the linux command `du`, but for s3. Here’s how it works: kevinowocki@local /Users/kevinowocki/Desktop/s3_disk_utils~ % python3 du.py –depth=1 –bucket=BUCKETNAME BUCKETNAME (Cloudwatch bucket size estimate: 22.7GiB) / : 22.7GiB – DIR1/ : 22.6GiB Read the article >>

VR Space Mini Golf

VR Space Mini Golf

Had a VR Hackathon today with some friends who have an HTC Vive.  We built a VR Physics Puzzle Game. It’s pretty incredible what you can do with Unity and SteamVR in a day. Demo below: