One month in Santa Monica / Venice

One month in Santa Monica / Venice

This post describes my experiences of staying in Venice for the first month of my planned trip of three months in Los Angeles. I traveled to Los Angeles from Tokyo, the flight took around nine hours. Arriving in LAX Airport and going through immigration, my initial experience with the American security officers was a little unpleasant, the officers were yelling and rushing the people through the security lines, very different experience from the security in Japan. After getting questioned about…

Kyoto Japan

Kyoto Japan

This post is about my experience of spending 3 days in Kyoto, Japan. After having spent 7 days in Tokyo I've planned to visit Kyoto for some relaxing and sightseeing of some of the most famous temples and places in Kyoto. Travel from Tokyo To travel from Tokyo to Kyoto I've taken the Shinkansen bullet train. The travel time is only 2 hours and 15minutes. The Shinkansen has a top speed of 320km/h. Even though the train speed is really high, the feeling is exactly the same as riding any other…

First week in Tokyo Japan

First week in Tokyo Japan

This post is a small recollection of my experience of the first week of my visit to Japan. I recently completed my study which consisted of working full time and going to school at some nights on weekdays. It was time for me to take a break from my daily work life. I've chosen to travel to Japan for three weeks to experience something completely different. I made the decision to visit Japan mostly because I've heard the culture is very unique and the food is outstanding, especially sushi, which…

Augmented Reality App to visualize images in the living room

Augmented Reality App to visualize images in the living room

This post is a summary of my final study thesis. The goal of the project was to evaluate the current state of mobile AR and to find out what is possible in terms of visualizing an image on a wall and adjusting the image rendering based on viewing angle of the user. I developed a proof of concept mobile application which allows a user to select an image from an e-commerce store and place it on a wall. The app runs on both Android and IOS. I have released a stripped down open source version…

Blogception v2

Blogception v2

I just finished building version two of my personal website and this is the first post since the update, describing the new setup of this website. tl;dr This website runs on Firebase Hosting deployed as a static site built with GatsbyJS . Old Setup My old website was built with Wordpress and hosted on Google Cloud running on Kubernetes. I was not comfortable with continuing to maintain the old setup in terms of costs and time required for managing the website. You can find the post about…