Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

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:

Notice the query string for the video itself is:


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

Append this query string to your YouTube video:


So it would be something like this:

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.


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


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


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.


Dec 3, 2015

Will External Mic Work on Samsung Galaxy SIII???

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

Nov 21, 2015

Tips on Implementing Blazing Fast Qt Applications

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By Chongchen Saelee

I want to share with you my personal tips on how to implement blazing fast Qt applications. I’m just a hobbyist programmer, but I still understand the importance of programming principles such as KISS (keep it simple-stupid), OOP (object-oriented programming), optimization, utility, and user-friendliness. In the end, you’re writing a program that people want to use. Therefore, if even you can’t use the program, then you’ve done it wrong. (more…)

Oct 29, 2015

How To Minify HTML With Notepad++

By Chongchen Saelee

When you want to optimize HTML processing speed, you might want to minify the HTML code. This is done by removing all whitespaces, assuming your code is strongly-typed and syntax and structure is all correct. You can do this manually, which will be a pain, or use the help of an advanced text editor.

Download the latest version of Notepad++ (as of today, the latest version is 6.8.6). It’s free and way more robust than your standard Windows Notepad (obviously, if you can’t tell by the name). (more…)

Oct 19, 2015 Comic Book Advanced Technical Review