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”

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Mar 21, 2011

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

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Mar 17, 2011

PNGcrush and JPEGtran image compression tests

Lossless Image Compression with PNGcrush and JPEGtran, What Fun!

By Chongchen Saelee
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 »

Jan 1, 2011

Accessing content from Google Chrome cache

If you want to know how Google Chrome stores files in its cache on your computer, the code is open source and you can look it up here: http://www.chromium.org/developers/design-documents/network-stack/disk-cache
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Dec 13, 2010

Salvaging The Defunct Basic Instinct Bluray

Originally published Oct. 13, 2009 – I don’t know if it’s a fact or not, but I’m suspecting Lionsgate did a silent recall on their distribution of early editions of the “Basic Instinct” Bluray disc (BD). Apparently, my almost mint-condition copy of the Basic Instinct BD doesn’t play anymore. I was able to play it on a PlayStation 3 (PS3) a year ago when I first purchased the BD, but after the PS3’s firmware was updated, Basic Instinct failed to playback. It doesn’t run on a PC player either. more »

Dec 5, 2010

World’s Largest Gummy Bear and Worm, Yikes!

Take a look at Vat19’s gigando novelty gummy bear and worm. Holy yikes! more »