Posts Tagged ‘tutorial’

Mar 2, 2017

Qt 4.8.5 c++ 3D demo update!!! No OpenGL or DirectX just pure Qt

Had to revert back to Qt 4.8.5 but it works nonetheless. The video is choppy because I’m screencapturing the video as it’s running, but on my quadcore it runs at steady 60 fps. On duo-core it runs a steady 20 to 40 fps, so it really depends on your hardware, or I just need to optimize it more. But check out pure 3D in Qt and c++, no third-party dependency on OpenGL or DirectX!

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 1, 2014

How To Draw Ethnic Faces

Aug 9, 2014

How To Be More American

Jul 17, 2014

How to Peel and Slice a Mango Asian-Style

Jul 10, 2014

Preparing Your Comic Book for Lulu.com Publishing

By Chongchen Saelee

I thought I’d write a quick cheat sheet on how to prepare your first comic book for Lulu.com publishing. This is for their US Trade paperback format of 6 inches by 9 inches per page. Your page count may vary. What you get with this setup is a color glossy cardstock cover, and black and white pages.

Setting up the interior pages

If you don’t intend to have any full page bleed artwork, you can setup your page template to be exactly 6 inches by 9 inches. Even then, make sure you set a safety margin of at least 0.125 inches so your content is properly visible in case it gets cropped off. (more…)

Apr 27, 2014

Challenge: Document From Pitch To Home Run Via Craigslist/Backpage

By Chongchen Saelee

Now, I don’t know if there is a precedent, but my journalistic tendency is beckoning me to find some goober who would be ballsy enough to let me document their attempts at getting laid via Craigslist or Backpage. I bring my camera and film the entire process: hours emailing/texting, line-by-line play, getting groomed, meeting up, doing the deed as proof of concept, and then the aftermath. Confidentiality will be guaranteed. The only catch is that I get to reap the benefits from the documentation. Your identities will be concealed of course. This is probably the only time you’ll get this kind of protection by law, where journalists don’t have to give up their informants, which is what you’d be considered.

And who knows, maybe I can submit the story to Vice or something.

Apr 12, 2014

How to Bake Chicken… Without Poisoning Yourself!!!

Real tutorial. You don’t want violent and sloppy diarrhea do you?

Mar 25, 2014

Tutorial: Real 3D Text in Adobe After Effects CS5.5 like Universal Studios Logo

A lot of tutorials out there claiming to show you how to do real 3D text like the Universal Studios logo, but either force you to download additional files or won’t show you how to do it at all. Well, extending on the existing tutorials online, I’ll show you how to do it. I’m nice like that. Check it out.

Mar 25, 2014

How to Cook a Hot Dog or Salty Wiener!!!