Sep 25, 2021
Nikon D3200 Photo Dump Sept 25 2021 Berries Flowers Cat

Pokeberries. DANGEROUSLY TOXIC TO EAT AND TOUCH.

Pokeberries. DANGEROUSLY TOXIC TO EAT AND TOUCH.

Pokeberries. DANGEROUSLY TOXIC TO EAT AND TOUCH.

Pokeberries. DANGEROUSLY TOXIC TO EAT AND TOUCH.

Here are some random pics I took today straight out the Nikon D3200 DSLR. Them berries look too pretty. Warning though, these delicious-looking berries are actually incredibly toxic to humans and other animals like dogs and cows! Song birds can eat them though. They’re called pokeberries. So DO NOT EAT THEM! Also the sap is toxic too, so don’t let the sap touch your skin, since it can absorb in. DO NOT TOUCH IT! Should probably get rid of this thing before it gets too big. Apparently it gets more deadly as it matures. more »

Sep 20, 2021
How To View HTML Source Without Loading The Actual HTML

In Chrome and Firefox, you can view a web page’s source code directly by typing into the URL bar:

view-source:[webpage address goes here]

for example:
view-source:http://www.example.com

And that will load the source code without actually loading the HTML. This is useful if you don’t want any popups or malicious code to execute, or you’re debugging a webpage.

Sep 16, 2021
How To Login To Twitter Normally

UPDATE – Doesn’t seem to work all the time. What a joke.

If you’ve tried to login to Twitter but found it redirecting you to https://twitter.com/i/flow/login and it might spook you thinking it’s malicious (I don’t blame you). But it’s just Twitter’s mobile phone login, they’re trying to be like Google and keep track of all your different devices. Here’s how you’d get the original “normal” login.

Using a browser like Google Chrome, you have to use Incognito Mode so that it doesn’t store cookies. First, clear your browsing history and cookies. Then try logging into Twitter again. Hopefully, the flow login isn’t triggered and you get some peace of mind now. Hope it helps!

Or try this https://twitter.com/login?lang=en-gb otherwise, SOL.

Jul 13, 2021
How To Fix Windows 10 Icons Not Updating

How To Fix Windows 10 Icons Not Updating
By Chongchen Saelee

I found a link to instructions that actually works for Windows 10 icons not updating. Prior to Windows 10, the icons were stored in %userprofile%\AppData\Local\IconCache.db and all you had to do was delete that file and kill explorer.exe and start it again. At least, that seemed to work perfectly in Windows 7.

In Windows 10, you’re lucky if it updates the icons completely. You can follow the same steps, and it might work partially, but you’ll notice some icon sizes not updating. It’s associated to the filename and folder, so it’s cached somewhere else!

Well, indeed, Windows 10 stores multiple databases for all different icon sizes now, and in a whole different folder %homepath%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer. So you’re gonna have to delete all of those database cache files in order to properly update your Windows 10 icons!

This article gives you the details on how to do it properly:
https://www.windowscentral.com/how-reset-icon-cache-database-windows-10

Hope this helps anyone from pulling their hair out.

Jun 5, 2021
Gigantic common crane birds in my backyard

This gigantic majestic common crane family, two parents and two red babies, were wandering around my backyard! Modern day dinosaurs. Dopey, but cool. Enjoy this HD video and some well-cropped pics I shot with a Nikon D3200 DSLR… hand-held.

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May 21, 2021
Symptom: Laptop Trackpad/Case Is Warped or Disfigured

WARNING: If your laptop case or trackpad is warped, disfigured or out of place all of a sudden, DO NOT IGNORE IT! more »

Apr 17, 2021
Beautiful wild turkey in my backyard

A small gang of 4 wild turkeys showed up in my backyard. I was only fast enough to photograph one of them. But they’re nesting really close by, they squawkin’ every night. more »

Apr 15, 2021
Using Now Patent-Free MP3 Audio Format For Your Indie Games

Originally published on December 12, 2020

I’m super late posting this, as the news happened THREE YEARS AGO and the media didn’t spread the word. Anyway, as of 2017, the MP3 audio format is now patent-free. It doesn’t mean that you can now pirate all the commercial songs you want. What it actually means is now that the audio format is patent-free, you can implement an MP3 encoder/decoder into your game engine! That’s sweet! more »

Apr 14, 2021
My Top 5 Favorite Video Games of All Time

By Chongchen Saelee

I’ve been playing video games for most of my life (and contributed a lot behind the scenes as well). Most gamers are attracted to the visuals, the story, the music, the characters, the puzzles, etc. Everyone has their own taste. But here are my top 5 favorite video games of all time:

 

5.New Super Mario Bros (Nintendo DS, 2006)
Sure, the Super Mario games are gimmicky as hell, but seeing the new 3D + 2.5D graphics just adds so much more spectacle to it. There is also new gimmicky powers like Ice Flower, Propeller Suit, Giant Mario, etc. Playing on Nintendo DS doesn’t necessarily need to utilize those two screens all the time, but there are some levels that do and it’s cleverly designed. For the most part, you’re playing on only one of the DS screens and the other is a progress menu or for power-ups that you can tap with the stylus. A lot of the nostalgia for me is just the sheen of the new 3D graphics, which makes the previous Mario title Nintendo 64’s Super Mario 64 look antiquated.
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Jan 24, 2021
Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Official Trailer #1

“Godzilla vs. Kong” is another sequel to the latest revamp of Godzilla movies “Godzilla” (2014), “Godzilla King of Monsters” (2019) and a crossover with the latest King Kong revamp “Kong Skull Island” (2017). In this crossover, it seems Godzilla has turned evil and Kong is now the hero of the show.

“Godzilla vs. Kong” will hit theatres and HBO Max on March 26, 2021.