Jonathan Kocurek Log

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Jonathan's Calendar

Mon, March 6,2017

D3D Meeting

Spot Welder option

Wed,Mar 1, 2017

Tues,Feb 28, 2017

OBI Brainstorm/Rollout Planning session FreeCad Test

Mon, Feb 27, 2017

Goals for the D3D Print and assemble all axis - Order cuts for frame, Take FreeCAD Test, begin prototyping wiring harness

Sun, Feb 26, 2017

CCET 10hrs

Sat, Feb 25, 2017

CAD Training 5hrs

Fri, Feb 24, 2017

CrekTek RJ-45 Stepper Breakout Creltek Example

Wednesday,February 22, 2017

Only Office a possible alternative to Google Docs. I sent them a request to via their website to see what can be done for non-profits specifically OSE, and perhaps a cross promotional exchange. Mobile application is on Apple/Android, also allows for Portal and Personal integration from the mobile app, I haven't tried the mobile app yet. I have it downloaded and I will attempt to load it to a test server.

Monday,February 19, 2017

3DP OSE Developers Meeting

Sunday,February 19, 2017

CCET 11-12:15pm Session

Sunday,February 12, 2017

CCET 11-2pm Session

Sunday,February 5, 2017

CCET 11-12:15pm Session

Monday, January 30, 2017

OSE Volunteer Match

Sunday, January 29, 2017

11am-12:00 CCET Session

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Strategic IT Simulation

Simple Shelving

Sunday, January 22, 2017

CCET- Session - 11:17am-12:22 pm -- 7 Principles - Dyadic Enhancement Four Horsemen IT Strategic Plan Simulation - good documentation of shipping container home build.

Short-term goals: Mastering documentation processes Enhancing online collaboration (HQ & local) Implement and deploy a Learning Management System (Currently reviewing Open Source LMS) TAO Server requirements

Paliggenesia Agros (Regenerative Farms)

Tuesday,October 17, 2016

Volunteer Time Sheet

Monday,October 10, 2016

Master Iteration Checklist

Monday, October 3, 2016

Human Resources Operations

Thurday, September 28th,2016

Meet and greet call with Ian Marcus. Discussed the CEB software code and some requirements. Maybe difficult to start from scratch and experiment, therefore, editing the existing code is what is feasible for Ian. I suggested first starting with workflow and working state of machine and controller. Also needing to contact Dorkmo aka James on the documentation of last controller build.

Wednesday, September 28th,2016

Meet and greet call with James Fleming. Also discussed with Marcin about HR formalities and shifting towards a rigorous process. James will be most useful doing HTML CSS work and to use precious plastics website as an example.

Friday, September 23rd-24th,2016

CEB Build.

Tuesday, September 20th,2016

OBI Seed Eco-Home Workshop Critical Review

Monday, August 29th, 2016

OSE/OBI Integrating Humans via Work Exchanges

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Community Management MetaMap

Friday, June 3, 2016

EIR Quarterly Review- Discussion on improvements to increase efficiency and effectiveness through process and operational management for the application of distributive enterprise and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Lessons Learned

Communication is key when working with heterogeneous groups that will need to converge meta-knowledge to eliminate miscommunication of terms and execution. Developing a mindset of creativity to overcoming obstacles first starts by recognizing them as opportunities to grow or as a time to change direction. Oversight is necessary not just to measure growth or performance but to stimulate and re-energize interpersonally with each other. You cannot manage what you cannot measure. You cannot grow up if you don't show up. Failure is a part of experimentation, but survival is a way of life. Knowing the difference makes all the difference. Q & A is an effective process to map the unknowns and eliminate uncertainty by landmarking the obvious and eliminating the unreasonable, but challenges the impossible. Adopting and transferring the "and" over the "or" culture is imperative to embrace collaborative culture. More specifically in problem solving, some take the approach do you want to use this "or" that as a solution, and the alternative is, "Do you want to try this "and" that as a solution?"

Friday, April 15, 2016

OSE Programs

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Organizational Development (Work Style Assessment)

Tues, January 26, 2016

FreeCAD Crash Course

Mon, January 25, 2016

Conflict Management. Organizational Core Training Core Training Document As an open organization, developing core leadership and team competencies will require training and development to manage enterprise and business operations. Coursera is one of many MOOC courses available for mastery of concepts and content of various disciplines. Outcomes include: producing collaborative literacy content, tool chain training (such as FreeCad), and other supplemental resources for knowledge and skill transfer to develop highly functional and high performing teams. Developing norms for interdisciplinary training and cross pollination of competencies is key to integrating diversity in teams and an organizational core.

Wed, January 20, 2016

Alaska Grow Buckets

Wed, January 13, 2016

Latest Stable Release from the PPA

The FreeCAD community provides a PPA repository on Launchpad with the latest stable FreeCAD version. Installing from the GUI

Add to your system's Software Sources the following PPA (read What are PPAs and how do I use them? if you don't know how): ppa:freecad-maintainers/freecad-stable

When a dialog window asks you to refresh your software sources, click OK.

Now you can install FreeCAD and FreeCAD documentation through the Ubuntu Software Center, or your package manager of choice. Installing from the console

Type (or copy-paste) these commands in a console to add the PPA and install FreeCAD along with the documentation:

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:freecad-maintainers/freecad-stable


  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get upgrade
  • sudo apt-get install freecad freecad-doc

CNC Torch Table

Xtreme Recruiting - Human Capital

Tues, January 12, 2016

Xtreme Recruiting - Human Capital

JK's Critical Path 2016- Open Source Container Micro-house

Incinerator Toilets - Research on Incinerator Designs - Guide to Incinerator Toilets

[1] Ubuntu repositories: sudo apt-get install sweethome3d

Open Terminal sweethome3d


Download from website and run sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/sweethome3d-5.1.desktop /opt/SweetHome3D-4.4/SweetHome3D

[2]Sweet Home 3D Install on Ubuntu cd /opt/ && sudo tar -zxvf ~/Downloads/SweetHome3D-4.4-linux-*.tgz Change to the latest version.

Fri, Sept 4, 2015

Goals & Budgets

Sat, Sept 24, 2015

Fri, Sept 4, 2015

Goals & Budgets

Thurs, Sept 3, 2015

Human Resources

Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Call with Eric Daure on exploration of contact that he has not approached. Eric has been following OSE for several years. Has a reference that may prove useful. Explained our values and principles of OSE's collaborative literacy and culture.

Wiki Management

Tues, Aug 25, 2015

Debriefing with Stefania on up and coming visit. Call went very well.

Mon, Aug 24, 2015

Tighten all hoses and fittings for bulldozer cab

Sun, Aug 23, 2015

Strategic meeting for OSE Road map Simplified Hydraulic configuration with James (Dorkmo)and motor panel assembly. Installed the hydraulics in the Cab.

Sat, Aug 22, 2015

Proved Hydraulics worked with two switches forward and reverse in series and parallel with Hydraulics team. Rotated motor orientation.

Fri, Aug 21, 2015

Started the loose assembly of hydraulic configuration

Thurs, Aug 20, 2015

Started on Hydraulics testing and configuration.

Wed, Aug 19, 2015

Arrived at Factory eFarm for the bulldozer workshop. Great conversation with Andre about his farm, work, and operations in Colorado.

Mon, July 28, 2015 FeF Campsite]

Tues, July 7, 2015

Documentation on Instructionals - BOM - Return Plumbing Pressure Plumbing

Wed, June 10, 2015

Tues,May 2, 2015

Thurs,May 28, 2015

Comparison of Web Conferencing Software Mainly Closed Source


"15 Best Webinar Software Platforms

Editor and Authors has concluded that there isn't the ultimate platform out there, but uses Google+Hangouts.

From Heidi Wurst. "Is this what you have been using - formerly GoogleCode, but now moved to Apache Foundation -

Here's another Open Source web conferencing resource from Brazil - Big Blue Button FAQs -

Drawback: uses Flash running within the browser. Security problem and why Flash is not allowed on any iOS devices.

MCONF custom UI running on top of Big Blue Button framework but solves the Flash problem on mobile with an App for iOS -"

Per Jeff Moe "AOOM is available at these locations: > > * > > * > > > The AOOM document source code is available at these locations: > > * > > *"

Wed, May 27, 2015

First Webinar

Wed, May 20, 2015

Meeting with Laura, Andreas, & Marcin

Tues, May 19, 2015

Meeting with Marcin & Yorik

Thurs, May 14, 2015

Meeting with Marcin & Robert David Steele

Wed, May 13,2015

Meeting Laura, Andreas, & Marcin

Sun, May 10, 2015

Microtrac meeting

Fri, May 8, 2015

Microtrac Meeting

Thurs, May 7, 2015

Meeting with Laura, Andreas & Marcin

Tues, May 5, 2015

Meeting Marcin & Gayle, Yorik-with FreeCad

Sun, May 3, 2015

Microtrac Meeting

Thurs, April 30, 2015

Aquaponics meeting, True Fans, and Meeting with Marcin & Tigre

Wed, April 29, 2015

Meeting with Andreas and Marcin

Sun, April 26, 2015

Microtractor Meeting

Sat, April 26, 2015

Design Sprint

Friday, April 25, 2015

Meeting with Marcin/Stefan

Thurs, April 23, 2015

Aquaponics Team

Wed, April 22,2015

Meeting with Marcin/Luka IT Team meeting with Marcin, and Colby Exploring different methods and techniques to facilitate meetings, specifically virtual meetings, but most principles apply to both. Creating an agenda will help participants to prepare ahead of the meeting to deliver information that maybe necessary for decision making. Time management is crucial for short and long term success when performing meetings. Creating an agenda will help keep topics and collaborators coordinated with effort and action. Plus/Delta is an assessment tool used in education to access the performance and feedback from participants to improve the learning experience.

Six Critical Success Factors for Running a Successful Virtual Meeting

Meeting guide

OSE Google Slide Template

Mon, April 20, 2015

Wordpress issues

Tues, April 14, 2015

Updated work log. Considerations for Org and community development: Mass communication and mass documentation. Efficiency for communication is video logging and data capture. MOOC functions for OSE for education lowering barriers to entrance. Developing and rebooting materials for online collaboration, but collaboration without OSE culture is counterproductive. Video and education material is needed for introducing open source culture to prepare the way for open development framework. Critical Meta-path - Finalization of events and outcomes for 2015.

OSE ambassadors requirements will require replication of GVCS machines as open source training and introduction into open development framework.

Mon, April 13, 2015

IT Team

Sun, April 12, 2015

Meeting with Stephanie Jo Kent.

Thurs, April 9, 2015

Aquaponics Working group

Wed, April 8, 2015

Meeting with Marcin, Grant, and Lindsey.

Tues, April 7, 2015

Laura Colcord Meeting

Mon, April 6, 2015

Graphics Meeting, OSE IT/WEB Team

Sun, April 5, 2015

Meeting with Marcin concerning overall year plan. Strategic plan to manage organizational expectations and workload with org capacity.

Thurs, April 2, 2015

Aquaponics Greenhouse Conference Meeting with Marcin and Jeffery.

Wed, April 1, 2015

Aquaponics Greenhouse Metamap

Mon, March 30, 2015

Meeting with Graphics Team and Web Strategy Team.

Thurs, March 26, 2015

Meeting with Peter Scheyer and Jordan Deffenbaugh. Meeting Notes

Wed, March 25, 2015

Team Building Log. Seeking leaders to help facilitators host virtual meetings. We will need as many facilitators as we can find to help distribute the workload and help collaborators and developers work together. Another consideration is expanding our SME board of advisors and host a panel/webinar with Q & A on Aquaponics. Creating a Facilitator and Collaboration Form maybe the best approach for those who are not interested in leading facilitators but interested in hosting a virtual meeting with collaborative sessions. Meeting with Peter Scheyer about his company AjarTech, and his team on collaborating with OSE on the Aquaponics Greenhouse.Evolving Meeting Session

Tues, March 24, 2015

Meeting with Lonny from Appropedia with Marcin. Leader Candidates

Mon, March 23, 2015

Web Infrastructure Orientation Assessment - basic checklist for whether a person is oriented on OSE collaboration when they join Working Teams. Website Web Strategy Working Team and Graphics Working Team.- worthwhile doc development.

Sun, March 22, 2015

Build OSE Community New Collaborators Orientation Education Training Contributions Maintain Collaborative Retention Existing Collaborators Updates Education Training Events Yearly Product Releases Scheduled releases

Sat, March 21, 2015

Open Broadcaster SoftwareOpen Source Screencaster. Good for education, training, and extreme learning. Google Docs Intro Material Orientation Checklist Form

Wed, March 18, 2015

Data from

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Exploring Slack- team communication application. Also testing Silk for Development Board Implementation. Proves very useful and can be very powerful if implemented. Usability is higher than the spreadsheet itself. Data manipulation is also higher. Mashable see below. Free for the public, and free to teams for now. Created a dozuki guide for creating work log in the wiki.

How to Wiki

=Tuesday, March 17, 2015= Exploring Slack- team communication application. Also testing Silk for Development Board Implementation. Proves very useful and can be very powerful if implemented. Usability is higher than the spreadsheet itself. Data manipulation is also higher. Mashable see below. Free for the public, and free to teams for now. Created a dozuki guide for creating work log in the wiki.

How to Wiki

Friday, March 13, 2015

Meeting with Marcin and Colby on IT/Web Dev, and Project Advisory role of Diana. Marcin and Colby discussion suggests a feed of OSE activity that can build momentum and rewards participants.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Meeting with Marcin, Yann, and Laura. Feedback from Elifarley, and waiting for further response on secondary questions.

OpenId Issue addressed by Elifarley.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

OSE Forum Test Site Test site for the forum using the discourse platform.

Semantic Web

Semantic Media Wiki

Friday, February 18, 2015


Lulzbot ForumLulzbot Forum uses phpBB with a theme by Sopel. Nice presentation and clean. Does not have social media plug-ins however they maybe available. Upvoting is also a plugin that is not being used or installed. No badges. Also features, a next forum based platform. Discourse has many features ideal for use. Open source and supports one time installation via a cloud provider such as Digital Ocean for hosting ~ $10 a months versus $100 on a supported server. A possible serious contender and solution for a next gen forum platform. Badges, social media, and likes' are supported view the about page for a list of features. Total investment= $99 & a hosting provider $10 a month cloud server. $120 + $99 = $219 1st year, $120 a year after first year.

A Top Ten of Forums

Friday, February 6, 2015

Farm Management Software - List of Software - Mainly Proprietary (Market Analysis) Capterra Search

Open Source Farm Management Software Farm OS

Cloud Farm Management -

Some of the major challenges in urban and rural farming are information management and data collection for economic analysis. Resource management can also be used to lower administrative costs, and also improve decision making when markets change. Cloud farm management could also be a means to share data with respected cohorts and customers for sourcing and food security.

Green Cloud Computing

Links found in the wiki - Crop Planning Permaculture Proposal

Monday, February 2, 2015

Soil Compaction

Soil compaction and testing methods are essential to understanding how brick pressing sampling is possible and feasible. Making how to instructional videos can be helpful to ease the learning curve. When building a concrete foundation and other soil applications for heavy loads soil testing is important for structural integrity and long term risk management. Soil Compaction document Example 1

Soil Compaction Document Example 2

Pocket Penetrometer Quick and fast method for testing compressive strength of soil.

Humboldt Penetrometer on Ebay

Ridiculously expensive Penetrometer

"The Troxler Model 3430" "gives you the fast, accurate, and consistent results you need to fulfill the testing requirements on today's construction projects. The Model 3430 provides the basic features required for determining the density of asphalt, soil, aggregate or concrete and the moisture of soil or aggregate. It and the other gauges in the 3400 series have replaced conventional density test methods and have become the industry standard."

Troxler 3430 Used price is about $3,000. Standard Proctor and Modified Proctor is less expensive and affordable solution.


Walk behind machinery tech-

Walk behind technology and machines can be an alternative to CEB loading and soil pulverizing. Developing the Open Source Walk Behind Tractor is a lower start-up cost than the larger tractor. Walk behind tractors can offer flexibility and lower barriers to application.

Toro Dingo TX-525 Wide Track Compact Utility Loader

Toro Website

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015

Wednesday, Jan 7, 2014

Monday, Dec 29, 2014

Sweet Home 3D- import test from Sketchup file format to Sweet Home 3D- .skp to .obj. Individual components can be convert from .skp files to .obj files and imported as furniture objects. Media:mh4.sh3d


Monday, Dec 29, 2014

Sweet Home 3D- import test from Sketchup file format to Sweet Home 3D- .skp to .obj. Individual components can be convert from .skp files to .obj files and imported as furniture objects. Media:mh4.sh3d


Friday, Dec 12, 2014

Electrical Discharge Machining

open synchronization

Monday, Nov 5, 2014

Working Antarctic Summer XM Build, and worked on Aquaponics Development

Monday, Nov 3, 2014

Documenting previous work on wiki from August, September, and October. Micro House 3 Workshop experience. Micro House 4 Design & Build iteration, and preparation for Antarctic Summer XM Build.

Aug 18, 2014


Aug 14, 2014

Design sprint

Project Constraints.png

Brick Floor Sketchup

Aug,13 2014

MicroHouse 4 Planning.

Aug 7-12th, 2014

Attended MicroHouse 3 Workshop, brick making, brick laying, and carpentry work. More details later.