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Apr 16, 2011

How Men Grocery Shop and Saving Costs

Ever since I got two privileges (driving and disposable income), I realized I had a choice what my diet was. It’s not to say homecooked meals aren’t nourishing or delicious, sometimes you just want to indulge in variety or junk food. It’s like when you were a kid grocery shopping with your mother and you see that bright, colorful box of fruit chews but you can’t get it because it costs too much. Well, now that you’re a grown 27-year-old man, you can actually pick up a box of Roundy’s Sharks fruit chews and say you’re buying it for your little cousin (the box will be empty by the time you get home, of course). There are no rules to grocery shopping, but here are some of my observations of the whole thing. more »

Apr 4, 2011

Modern Internet video formats

If you’ve used the Internet long enough, you’ve at least streamed or downloaded at least on movie whether it was intentionally or in an ad. I want to write about some of the more popular, modern video formats that exist. more »

Apr 2, 2011

Green Lantern Wondercon Preview Analysis

An abridged 4 minute preview from WonderCon has been released. If you haven’t seen it, you can download it in high definition from more »

Apr 1, 2011

Ching Chong Ling Long Ting Tong Alexandra Wallace UCLA rant

Yeah, yeah, I know it’s overdue, but like normal people with normal concerns, I’ve been busy working. There are some cronies that would love to know what my thoughts are on Alexandra Wallace’s publicity stunt, so here is my editorial. more »

Mar 26, 2011

War of the modern fast, high tech Internet browsers

I don’t believe it. My current favorite Internet browser has been seemingly out-performed. more »

Mar 22, 2011

Pen Tonic Comics – Sept. 19, 2002 “Professor and his students”

Pen Tonic Comics more »

Mar 21, 2011

Pen Tonic Comics – Sept. 12, 2002 “The Freshman”

Pen Tonic Comics more »

Mar 17, 2011

PNGcrush and JPEGtran image compression tests

Lossless Image Compression with PNGcrush and JPEGtran, What Fun!

By Chongchen Saelee
www.eastfist.com
Originally published Nov. 12, 2009

While working on my own website, I was doing research on increasing the speed of webpage downloads and naturally the topic of image optimization came into play. Like most graphic designers who have easy access to Photoshop, I’ve found it sufficient to use it’s "Save For Web" feature to optimize images for the Internet. However, after reading some claims by more reputable web designers (I assume they are) that two programs could greatly reduce the filesizes of images while retaining lossless quality, I had to see it for myself. Here are the results:

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Feb 15, 2011

83rd Academy Awards Nominees + My Picks for Winners

Before the advent of CMS like WordPress, one had to manually organize and update single webpages if he didn’t have PHP or other dynamic methods available. Well, now I can post things much easier and so here is my first post of Oscar picks. It seems Roger Ebert wants you believing he doesn’t already know who the winners are and you can win big money if you can guess the winners in a contest hosted by Mubi.com. Anyway, here are some of the nominees and my picks: more »

Jan 12, 2011

Learning c++ via vb.net and object-oriented programming

In most cases, the idea of programming is all the same. What makes it difficult is learning a particular language with all its different syntax, commands, etc. Like real-world cultures, people speak different languages, but everyone needs to eat and poop, except the words for those might differ from culture to culture. Even if there were no language differences, I’m sure one could still gesture, if considered obscene but still get the point across. If you could pick up those cues, then you’ll see that most cultures are the same. So let’s take a look at similarities between c++ and vb.net… more »

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