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 the…

Book Review - The Bulletproof Diet

Book Review - The Bulletproof Diet

Link to the book Review The book is written by Dave Asprey. He was one of the first Bio Hackers who was actively publishing his results online. The term Biohacking is often used to describe the process of manipulating environmental inputs to your body to trigger a specific output result. Biohacking includes a broad range of applications, taking substances to improve your mental performance or just beeing more selective about your food choices to improve overall body function. Dave used to weight…

WordPress on Google Container Engine

WordPress on Google Container Engine

In this post, I'm going to describe how to deploy the stateless docker container image from one of my last posts onto Google Container Engine. Container Engine is a hosted Kubernetes Service, which means this setup is based on Kubernetes specific deployment configurations. Building our configurations based on Kubernetes allows us to decouple from the Cloud Provider which enables us to switch to another Kubernetes based Service, or even host our own cluster. Google Container Engine provides a…