Archive for 2013

Dec 26, 2013

The Tortoise and The Hare

The Tortoise and The Hare
By Chongchen Saelee

If you’ve read or heard of Aesop’s story before, then you haven’t heard my twist on it. (more…)

Dec 25, 2013

Agent S vs. Agent Blue: Nuclear Arena

Agent S vs. Agent Blue: Nuclear Arena

Agent S vs. Agent Blue: Nuclear Arena

Dec 24, 2013

Pen Tonic Comics: Agent S – Dec. 24, 2013

Pen Tonic Comics: Agent S - Dec. 24, 2013

Pen Tonic Comics: Agent S – Dec. 24, 2013

Might use GIMP exclusively to draw comics now. Tried to use some existing brushes off the Internet but Photoshop just can’t get the comic book ink look down. Pen Tonic Comics might return. Heck, I might as well finally sit down and finish Agent S.

Dec 22, 2013

Solution: HPMediaSmart DVD on HP Laptops stop playing Blu-ray discs

Solution: HPMediaSmart DVD on HP Laptops stop playing Blu-ray discs
By Chongchen Saelee

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-Systems-and-Software/Hp-mediasmart-dvd-play-the-avengers-blu-ray-disc/m-p/1851997/highlight/true#M109828

See, after 2012, 20th Century Fox slapped a bunch of their newly authored Blu-rays with BD+ and some other fancy DRM (digital rights management) techniques. So in order for you to play their content, you need to use their authorized firmware aka Blu-ray software players.

Unfortunately, if you’re an owner of an older Hewlett-Packard laptop who is stuck using their built-in media player software such as HPMediaSmart DVD, and you don’t have software upgrade or update support anymore, then you might be SOL or forced to buy a new commercial Blu-ray software that will play newer titles (Who has USD$100 lying around these days, especially to watch Blu-rays that have been collecting dust on our shelves for more than half a decade?).

HP, however, provided HP laptop owners with a FREE STANDARD VERSION of PowerDVD 10. The file is ~150 MB. (more…)

Dec 18, 2013

Eastfist.com is Officially McAfee SiteAdvisor Safe

Eastfist.com is Mcafee SiteAdvisor Safe

Eastfist.com is Mcafee SiteAdvisor Safe

Do a Google Search for yourself! My website is safe. I can’t voucher for third-party content like ads or user-submitted stuff, though.

Dec 12, 2013

Sriracha and Other Asian Cooking Sauces

Dec 12, 2013

The Truth About Sriracha

The Truth About Sriracha
By Chongchen Saelee

If you’ve grown up in America in even the most semi of Asian culture, you might be familiar with Huy Fong Foods brand of sriracha, otherwise now synonymously known as “Sriracha” with a capital S in ‘murica. Much like how Americans only fell in love with Chinese wire-fu with Ang Lee’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, there seems to be a late to the train game going on. But mostly, this chili sauce is catching on because it has become known as the hipster ketchup. And ketchup has a stigma for being cheap and junk food (sugar, vinegar, and red dye, no tomatoes whatsoever). These modern hipsters are putting it on EVERYTHING. But real Asians were just using it in pho. (more…)

Dec 8, 2013

Eating Chinese BBQ Pork Baked Buns

http://youtu.be/x2iO7XOLABw

Life is sweet… and sour pork buns.

Dec 6, 2013

Frozen River Adventure with Eastfist

Empty park bench overlooking frozen river

Empty park bench overlooking frozen river

More photos and a short film ahead…

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Dec 5, 2013

Deliverance (1972) Film Review

Deliverance (1972) Film Review
By Chongchen Saelee

Wow. That’s all I can say. I have never seen the movie in its entirety before. But now I don’t regret owning it on Blu-ray. (more…)