George McKinney Adventures in Software Development

June 28, 2020

XReality Meetup Presentation on Creating and Sharing XR Experiences

Interactive Presentation with Videos on Google Slides

Github Repo

WordPress in VR

Filed under: 360,Virtual Reality — georgemck @ 1:21 am

WP-VR-view How to add Photo Sphere and 360 Video

(this app needs an update)


Social VR

Filed under: Uncategorized — georgemck @ 12:29 am

Social VR
Group follow
One on One

June 23, 2020

Amazon Alexa Gaming

Filed under: Alexa,Amazon — georgemck @ 1:47 am

AWS for WordPress

Filed under: Amazon — georgemck @ 1:40 am

AWS for WordPress

Create audio versions of your posts, translate them into other languages, and create podcasts. Integrate with Amazon Alexa to listen to your posts on Alexa-enabled devices. Use Amazon CloudFront to accelerate your website and provide a faster, more reliable viewing experience.

For configuration instructions, see the documentation at

June 22, 2020

360 YouTube Videos

Filed under: 360 — georgemck @ 6:43 pm

360 Video: Triforium Fridays November 2, 2018

Inside View – 360 Video of Drifting in the BMW M5 at CES 2018

Outside View – 360 Video of Drifting in the BMW M5 at CES 2018

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Overlook

San Jose Nihonmachi Japan Town Taiko Clip

VR YouTube Videos

Filed under: Virtual Reality — georgemck @ 4:05 pm

Virtual Reality and 360-degree Live Streaming with Wowza

RICOH THETA S Live Streaming over USB – Alpha driver

How to create a 360 video in Autopano Video 2.2 – The full workflow

Ricoh Theta 360 raakavideo

Unlimited Rocket Boost, Dynamic Lights, Dazzling Cityscape – RiftChopper 0.4

GoPano micro – A 360 lens for making panoramic video with the iPhone4

Oculus Rift 3D GoPro Movie test – Hyper Stereo

EVE-VR: Oculus Rift View Demo

Oculus Rift VR Ready Virtual Reality – Dancing Bikini Girl – First VR Video/Movie in 3D Stereo

Mobile Augmented Reality with BlackBerry 10

Augmented Reality Sandbox with Real-Time Water Flow Simulation

WE ARE AUTOBOTS – Transformers Augmented Reality

js-aruco: Augmented Reality on JavaScript

June 15, 2020

Installing an SSL Certificate to WordPress

Filed under: Uncategorized — georgemck @ 10:40 am

The instructions here explain how to create an SSL certificate with Let’s Encrypt. Let’s Encrypt is free and widely supported by most website hosting companies. It also explains how to create a WordPress website from the website hosts control panel, cPanel, in this instance. Website hosting companies may not use cPanel so the instructions for both of these could be different but the end result is the same. When an SSL certificate is installed when a WordPress site is created, and the default website name includes https://, all posts and pages for the website will be encrypted.

For websites that are already operational, they will need to be upgraded to SSL. The best thing to do is to try to create an SSL certificate using Let’s Encrypt and contact your website hosting company if you have difficulty. They do this all the time and it is very easy for them. To upgrade the website’s WordPress Address (URL) and Site Address (URL), you usally have to update the database with phpmyadmin. Some plugins can do this programmatically so you don’t have to.


Additional note: If you install a plugin, only get it from a source you trust like, you pay for it (so now you own it).


OPTION 1. New WordPress website encryption




OPTION 2. For an Existing WordPress website. Manual installation

Here is another way of encrypting a WordPress site, though it is a little more involved, some website hosts that have not adopted Let’s Encrypt yet, you will need to do it like this. First you need to install the plugin from, which can be accessed from the wp-admin plugins page. You can also download it from but not recommended. Definitely do not install it from anywhere else.

WP Encryption WordPress SSL Plugin – Install free Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate on cPanel 2020

WP Encryption – One Click Instant Free SSL Certificate & Force HTTPS



OPTION 3. When you already have a certificate, but the content on your website doesn’t use it. For that you can install a plugin that automatically upgrades pages for you:


WP Force SSL


Other options are available but not mentioned here. Final caution: if a plugin requests you to share information with its creator, do be careful and understand what they are requesting and why.





June 13, 2020

Cloud Day Spring 2020

Filed under: Cloud — georgemck @ 10:31 am


Morning Employer and Technology Sessions  10:00am – 12:30pm
CA Cloud Computing Project Overview/Technology Trends/Employment Trends Morning Panel Zoom Link
Afternoon Workshops 1:00 – 2:30 pm 2:30 – 4:00 pm
AWS 101 –Learn about what builds cloud infrastructure the AWS way. Introduction to infrastructure as a service, cloud architecture, EC2, S3, VPC, containerization and Kubernetes. Zoom Link  Password: 289666 Zoom Link  Password: aws101
Cloud Hackathon – Do you have what it takes to troubleshoot with the time ticking? Play a game accumulating points in this competitive approach to accumulate points in developing cloud architecture and testing your skills. Zoom Link   Password: 034432 Login 
AWS Deep Racer- Introduction to reinforcement learning by developing reward functions for a self-driving model car. Virtual verification and feedback through AWS platform Zoom Link  Password: deepracer
Intro to Microsoft Azure – Learn about the cloud in Azure and learn about the cloud technologies that assist building AI architecture. Zoom Link  Password: 918789 Zoom Link  Password: 918789
AWS Alexa Skills – Ever want to create your own Alexa skill to automate something in your life? Learn how to get started with an Alexa skill. Create alexa developer account Zoom Link  Password: 178586 Zoom Link  Password: 178586
Big Data Technologies – Learn about data and how to prepared for downstream usage in Business Intelligence and Machine Learning. Download file Zoom Link  Password: 634318
Raspberry Pi + Cloud – Learn how to collect sensor data from small affordable computer to begin your journey in Internet of Things (IoT). Technologies include Python, MQTT and AWS Zoom Link Password: 247175 Zoom Link  Password: 455497
Cloud Career Preparedness – Learn how you can get prepared with assistance of AWS Educate by developing your resume and talking points in your upcoming interview to secure your next step. Zoom Link  Password: 973054 Zoom Link Password:464235
Intro to Machine Learning – Learn about the algorithms that are used to predict results. General concepts covered with hands-on programming in Python and SciKit-Learn. Download file Zoom Link Password: 331232
Moorpark College Cloud Program – Learn about the new program launching in Ventura. Zoom Link 

June 12, 2020

Amazon Redshift

Filed under: Amazon — Tags: , , — georgemck @ 2:45 pm

From PostgreSQL row-based Database to Amazon Redshift column-based Data Warehouse

Introduction to Redshift

Amazon Redshift Tutorial (go to 6:28)

Deep Dive on Amazon Redshift

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