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Jan 8, 2017

How To Download m3u8 videos from Twitter

How To Download m3u8 videos from Twitter
By Chongchen Saelee

If you’re browsing websites like Twitter or Facebook, you may notice videos may not be accessible for download. Back in the day, it was quite easy because the actual video file is embedded right into the page. These days, with privacy concerns (and copyright issues), Internet videos are becoming harder to “save for offline viewing”. But with a little know-how, you could successfully save these videos for offline viewing. After all, the data has to be sent to your computer anyway.

So particularly for m3u8 file format, which is just a plain text file that includes a playlist of urls to source videos (and sometimes other playlists), what you’re looking for are ts video source urls. Of course, you have to track down the url of the m3u8 file first. In Google Chrome, there is the very helplful “inspect” tool in the Developer Tools menu. Or, if it hasn’t been obfuscated, you can right-click on the part of the webpage wear the video will render and click on “Inspect” if that option is enabled. Then you want to track down that url for the m3u8 file. Download the m3u8 file and open it with a plain text editor like Notepad. more »

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 »

Dec 21, 2016

A Day In Paradise: Establishing Proper Tone in Comics

A Day In Paradise: A Retro Comic by Chongchen Saelee

A Day In Paradise: A Retro Comic by Chongchen Saelee

A test to see if my tone is correct. The art isn’t exactly like retro comics, but I wanted to test if my understanding of the comics of the time is correct.

Dec 11, 2016

Stories From 2525: Eating At Simm’s Burgers

Stories From 2525: Eating At Simm’s Burgers
By Chongchen Saelee

Promptly at 3:34pm each workday, I take my 30 minute break for lunch. I take a brisk stroll through the empty metropolitan streets just a couple of blocks away from The Cube, where I work. The streets are empty because most citizens are locked in their cages at home piloting their drones. And those personal drones scatter throughout the city like giant pests. I’m headed for Simm’s Burgers for lunch. Thank god Simm’s doesn’t allow drones.

Simm’s is an old-fashion food vendor. Back in the day, they called their type of service “fast food”. I don’t know why, the automation food preparation system behind the kitchen viewing glass seems to move quite slow. On average, I receive my meal in an agonizing 30 seconds or longer. It irks me to have to come up with some kind of conversation in those 30 seconds to spare with the zit-faced kid at the front counter. more »

Dec 3, 2016

Pocky Strawberry Cream Flavor Asian Biscuit Stick Snack Review

And the last one of my Asian snacks and drinks review series: Pock Strawberry Cream flavor biscuit sticks review. Check it out!

Dec 3, 2016

The Robot And The Cat

The Robot And The Cat
By Chongchen Saelee

In a dank alley, a sanitation robot made its routine cycle tracking stray cats, containing them, and if the pound was overpopulated to exterminate them on site. This particular evening, it was extra cold, and a male cat had scavenged a half-eaten Whopper to eat. The crackling sound of dry leaves, paper, and plastic garbage bags did little to comfort or remind the alley’s inhabitants of the sound of warm burning kindle.

The sanitation robot’s sensors detected a heat signature hidden behind a collapsed cardboard box. The robot uses automatic homing system to lock onto the heat signature and fires 2 tranquilizer darts at the target. There is a shrieking meow and then silence, only rustling of cold wind and paper.

Clank, clank, clank. The male cat wakes inside to dark metal box. It starts clawing for a way out. more »

Dec 3, 2016

Pocky Chocolate Flavor Asian Snack Review

It’s coming to a wrap, folks. My Asian snacks and drinks review series is finishing up. Here’s my review of Pocky Chocolate flavor Asian snack.

Nov 30, 2016

Robins, Two

Robins, Two
By Chongchen Saelee

Robins, two, they soar!
Over glade they freely glide
Red dawn sun burning down
Flowing red blood hearts ignite

Robins, two, triumphant wings!
Majestic crimson blur in wind
Shades in bursts of color fade the sky
To reveal silver violent violet gray within

Robins, two, lose flight to fight!
As tears pour down from heaven’s gate
Cutting through royal blue cold clouds
And strike of Zeus, robins, one, make

Nov 30, 2016

Cold Feet

Cold Feet
By Chongchen Saelee

In the white frost covered earth
A budding light of sun emerged
Reaching for life in new warm air

It stretched its fingers and petals
Yellow and golden with red specks shimmering
Dancing with the dry blue despair

The wind swirled down and scooped it up
Cold, no, warm, no, ice, no heat
And hand turned pale next to cold feet

Nov 29, 2016

Nongshim Shrimp Cracker Asian Snack Review

Nongshim is known for their instant noodles, but they also make snacks like this Shrimp Crackers. Find out what it tastes like!

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