Oculus Rift DK2: My First Adventure Into Virtual Reality

A long time ago, I remember watching a video streaming on my home desktop of a black turtleneck-clad Steve Jobs walking across a stage holding an iPhone and claiming “This changes everything!” It was one of those moments when you saw the gadget in his hands, saw how it worked, saw all the things it could do… and you KNEW …

emusteveOculus Rift DK2: My First Adventure Into Virtual Reality

My DIY Robot Army

It’s no secret to most of the people that know me that I love gadgets (in fact, I am practically looking out the window every day now waiting for my Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2, but that’s a different post). After putting down hardwood floors, I decided that I didn’t want to see them get dirty… and I also didn’t …

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Ripping up Carpet and Installing Laminate Wood Flooring

Recently Amber had been having some difficulty with her sinuses, and so we visited the doctor who ran a test for allergies. After we got the results back, we found that she was pretty much allergy free except for Bermuda grass (minor allergy), shrimp (kindof minor allergy), and dust mites (really bad allergy). Since then, we as a family have …

emusteveRipping up Carpet and Installing Laminate Wood Flooring

Doing it Alone is Just Different

A few weeks ago I finished my home gym. As far as home gyms go, it was pretty sweet. It was insulated, air conditioned, and had all the equipment you would need for a decent full body workout. I found a really nice elliptical on Craigslist for cardio. At a yard sale, some guy was getting rid of a bunch …

emusteveDoing it Alone is Just Different

Emu Commercial Complete!

After fooling with some 3d modeling inside Adobe AfterEffects, our commercial is complete! Pretty excited about the final result. I used some plugins and tutorials to learn this stuff. The main website I used was videocopilot.net, which has a lot of help for aspiring newbies like myself. I was able to take our logo, extrapolate and render it in 3d, …

emusteveEmu Commercial Complete!

Building a Air Conditioned Home Gym

One on my goals is to get more in shape. Amber and I have joined a Kickball League and a fitness group, but I wanted the ability to work out at home without A.) Having to go very far, and B.) The ability to come up with excuses, because the gym was literally 2 steps from my fridge. It needed …

emusteveBuilding a Air Conditioned Home Gym

Okay. I Am Officially an App Developer

Hi guys, cool news! I’ve completed the Emu Web Design App, and it is now LIVE on Apple’s iTunes Store. Basically, it’s an app that pulls in our company RSS feed, allows you to contact us and see pricing, and showcases some of our work. You can check our the iTunes link to my developer page right here. Thanks for …

emusteveOkay. I Am Officially an App Developer

Building a Wall to Hide Trash Cans

So I decided that I really didn’t want to have the trash cans taking up a bunch of space in my new home gym I was setting up in the garage. I also didn’t want to have them sitting on the side of the house looking ugly. I figured the best thing to do was to stick them behind a …

emusteveBuilding a Wall to Hide Trash Cans

4AM Musings of a 30 Something Guy

This morning at about 2, I thought I heard a noise. The first thing I did was grab my Smith and Wesson Bodyguard 380 handgun. The second thing I did was prowl around out house in my underpants. After checking our security camera system and all the doors/alarms, I determined that my sleeping wife was safe from harm. I also …

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Happily Married for 3 years!

3 years ago today, I married my best friend. We were both a little scared at what the future held, but it has turned into a pretty amazing adventure. I can’t think of anyone I would rather share it with. I put together a short video of some of the cool things we have experienced in our first 3 years, …

emusteveHappily Married for 3 years!