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:  

Disable Adobe Flash: Disable flash to make your web browser faster

Disable Adobe Flash: Disable flash to make your web browser faster

To disable flash on your web browser, select your browser below: Disable Flash in Chrome Open up Chrome. In the URL bar, type about:plugins and press enter. Navigate to ‘Adobe Flash Player’ and hit ‘Disable’. Disable Flash in Firefox Open up Firefox Go to the Settings Icon in the top right. Click Addons, then click Plugins. Next to any Flash items, click the dropdown Read the article >>

Slack EmojiBot

Slack EmojiBot

Couldn’t sleep last night, so I started futzing with an experiment I’ve been noodling on.  It’s called Slack EmojiBot and I built it last night. It’s a bot that adds custom emojis your slack team; inline in Slack. 🤔👌 No more putzing around in your web browser. Supports all of the below inline in slack. 👇 Searching google images. 📷 Uploading images to slack’s (IMHO hard Read the article >>

Boulder Startup Week 2016

Boulder Startup Week 2016

Boulder Startup Week wrapped up a couple weeks ago. Boy, what a week! These were some of my favorite events. How to CTO The format of this event was 3-4 local CTOs interviewed by Miles Matthias. It was great to hear what some of the up & coming engineering leaders in Boulder are doing.  Audio of these talks will be posted on Exec Podcast. Building Virtual Reality From Boulder Startup Read the article >>

Where is the fire around this fire?

Where is the fire around this fire?

A few years ago, I was at a small bluegrass music festival in the mountains of Colorado.  Nestled in a ridge next to a winding river, you could see a square mile of tents during the day, and you could see the milky way after the sun went down.  Late at night, after the music had ended, the festival attendees would circle around campfires near their tents for warmth. Our camp was visible on a stretch Read the article >>