Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Dec 28, 2016

How To Get Optimal Photo Print Quality with Lulu.com

How To Get Optimal Photo Print Quality With Lulu.com
By Chongchen Saelee

Lulu.com is a book self-publishing service. You can print your own novel, comic book, photography book, calendar, etc. But each type of book will require a decent amount of technical skill to physically create a presentable product. When dealing with color printing, you will definitely encounter some road bumps. So I’ll share with you what I did to get optimal results for your printed photo book when using Lulu.com. (more…)

Nov 17, 2016

Neuromancer (1984) By William Gibson Review

Neuromancer
Author: William Gibson
Published in 1984

Review By Chongchen Saelee

“Neuromancer” is the chosen template for modern sci-fi stories since it’s publication. It seems every modern sci-fi story from The Matrix, Ghost in the Shell, Akira, etc, all borrow heavily from Neuromancer. If not the exact storyline, they borrow the speculative Asian culture imagery. But masquerading around as a futuristic caper story, Neuromancer is actually more like a crime noir story, since main plot device involves protagonist Henry Dorsett Case’s lost love Linda Lee. It bookends the whole story, although executed kinda sloppily.

Overall plot revolves around “cowboy” or what we call these days “hacker” Henry Dorsett Case, a 24-year-old thin druggy white guy. He lives a dangerous lifestyle in a dangerous futuristic world that resembles modern Tokyo. Case makes a living hacking into computer systems and otherwise cyber espionage. He spends that money on drugs and prostitutes. Of course future drugs don’t just come in the form of chemical substances, for those with man-machine interface built into their heads, they can get high off of “microsoft” which is essentially programs that scramble their brains temporarily. Mind-blowing, right? (more…)

Oct 12, 2016

Nikon D3200 DSLR 60FPS movie mode test

Using Nikon D3200 DSLR movie mode 60fps/720p. Intepreted footage at 10fps mapped to 23.97fps. Pretty much get it right in camera first, no additional interpolation like using After Effects Timewarp or Twixtor. Or get high-speed camera to begin with. (more…)

Oct 12, 2016

Nikon D3200 DSLR Slow-Motion + After Effects CS5.5 Timewarp Test

Testing my Nikon D3200 DSLR movie mode at 720p/60fps and processing it further with After Effects CS5.5 Timewarp filter.

Jun 8, 2016

Killer Wabbits are Back!!!

Shot with Nikon D3200 and Nikkor 28-300mm 3.5-5.6G telephoto lens

Apr 11, 2016

How To Fix YouTube HTML5 Player When Not Working

Because Google has been trying to phase out dependency on Adobe’s Flash technology in favor of the free, open-source HTML5 standard player, YouTube (owned by Google) has been up to some shady tactics. The transition to HTML5 isn’t seamless as they may think or trying to force. Theoretically, browsers that do support HTML5 should automatically choose the correct format, but users usually find themselves with broken media experience.

This is an example of typical YouTube video url:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF5jXrZfuCA

Notice the query string for the video itself is:

?v=VF5jXrZfuCA

So this is what you can try to get the Flash player working again:

Append this query string to your YouTube video:

?nohtml5=False

So it would be something like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF5jXrZfuCA?nohtml5=False

It seems the monkeys at YouTube play around with too many query strings and they all do the same thing, or some are just meant to leave you stranded.

There may be YouTube video urls with:

?noFlash = true
?flash = flash

Or whatever query string, that will revert the dependency back to flash. But in most cases it may break the functionality because those monkeys aren’t agreeing on a single query string, but rather multiple implemenations or deliberately creating deadends.

Either way, give this a try and see if it works out for you. It does for me (for now, I guess). Good luck!

Jan 22, 2016

Update: Qt 4.8.7 Real 3D Demo without DirectX or OpenGL

UPDATE!! Now it’s ready, amigos.

Z-order rendering is “fixed”, but not optimized, it’s at a satisfactory design point for me. Culling works. Performance is satisfactory, running at 60 frames per second on my quad-core PC, and a very impressive 30 frames per second on my duo-core PC. Hopefully, most people have duo-core and faster PCs these days, but it’s worth noting when I do compile list of system requirements.

So what does this all mean? It means I will more than likely be able to “emulate” at least Super Nintendo quality video games with my game engine and that’s what I originally intended.

It all takes time.

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Jan 21, 2016

How To Display Update Favicon in Google Chrome

You may notice that Google Chrome does not update your website’s favicon when you do because it stores a copy locally on your computer. So deleting your browser cache doesn’t do anything. Instead, you have to go to:

C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

on your Windows machine, in this case Windows Vista, and delete the

Favicons

file. Of course, make sure Google Chrome isn’t currently running when you do. If you’re not confident about the change, then you can move the file or rename it. But Google Chrome will automatically generate a new file anyway.

So when you revisit your site, Google Chrome will re-cache your updated favicon. Noice.

Dec 31, 2015

OMG! Real 3D in Qt, No OpenGL, No DirectX, Pure Native Renderer

UPDATE!!!

Real 3D in pure Qt 4.8.7

Real 3D in pure Qt 4.8.7

Next up then is to implement a camera and world transformation. Then it’ll be ready for development.

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Dec 3, 2015

Will External Mic Work on Samsung Galaxy SIII???

I do a very simple test. You might be surprised at results.