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Apr 29, 2016

Quiet Days in Green Bay: Meet My Family

So blessed. Better than McJuggerNuggets, right?

Apr 27, 2016

Friendly Robins and Finches

Was just washing the dishes and this “gang” of tiny birds flew into the lawn. Pair of robins and handful of finches. Robins are friendly creatures, like they’re not scared of you. They seem to be able to see through window, unlike deer. They stare right back at you and approach you. Those tiny finches are so small, barely height of freshly cut stalk of grass. So adorable!

Cute friendly robin

Cute friendly robin

Cute friendly robin

Cute friendly robin

Cute tiny finch bird

Cute tiny finch bird

Group of cute finches

Group of cute finches

Group of cute finches

Group of cute finches

Tiny finch

Tiny finch

Apr 24, 2016

OMG! It’s a Bear Trap!!!

UPDATE: It’s a rabbit. Just goes to show, if you’re a critter, don’t go up against my Mom and her garden.

What is this animal carcass???

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!

Mar 21, 2016

Puppy cute explosion!!! Awwww!!!

Mar 20, 2016

Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice Early Review! Warning: Spoilers!!!

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Early Review

Warning! Contains spoilers!

By Chongchen Saelee

Don’t get me wrong, I went into Batman V Superman blindly with low expectations and I think it was super. I thought “Man of Steel” was satisfactory, but it wasn’t anything that was epic or memorable, other than the fact it was the biggest and most interesting interpretation of the Superman lore to date. Given time, even these darker more realistic phases will pass, and descendants of comic book movie fans will see it as a sign of the times. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a thrilling piece of entertainment for now. more »

Mar 16, 2016

Fonferek Glen County Park Picnic and Walk

Took a cheap mini-vacation for under $10 (in gas and food). Visited Fonferek Glen County Park just outside of Green Bay. It’s beautiful and relaxing.

Mar 10, 2016

How To Turn Water Into Wine

Taste your Lord and Savior’s berry juice!!! Mmm-mm, hydrating and delish!

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.

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