Sunday, April 3, 2022

Memories Off 4 Sound Collection

Just got my scanner fixed, so here's a little release.




Monday, February 14, 2022

KOF13 trial scripts


- These are all done from starting position. If it doesn't work once due to micro stutters, press Select to restart before reactivating the script.

- Before using, please map your inputs as follow, or you'll need to change the scripts yourself:

LP = F / HP = G / LK = H / HK = J

- For best results, make sure the game runs at constant 60fps. KOF13 has a bug in which it will not run at full speed, so try reducing resolution if the framerate dips.

- If you can't activate the script, try windowed mode, or disable compatibility mode/run as admin, as these settings might interfere with AHK.

- If a trial isn't listed in these scripts, it's because it's very easy and I did it manually. If you still need it no matter what, please post your request in the comment section.

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Quick white balance fix for video recording on DSLR using AVISynth

Many DSLRs, especially entry-level ones like my D3400, don't have Kelvin White Balance as an option, so you will most likely need to fix WB in post. With still images, it's pretty easy to fix using the camera brand's software (Nikon NX-D or NX Studio in my case). However, with videos things become a lot trickier. If you already have Adobe Premiere or DaVinci Resolve installed on your PC, it's easy. But if you just want something lightweight and free, you can just use AVS.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Useful AHK scripts for KOF13 achievement farming

Since KOF has much harder executions than any fighting game franchise, farming achievements can be a pain, especially anything related to Neomax and their cancels. To deal with that, I've written some scripts that will help accelerating achievement grinding. These will come in handy when farming "Do sth X times" or target missions in Arcade mode to unlock Saiki.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Why your inverter fridge isn't as power-saving as you might think

If you've replaced your refrigerator in the last few years, you probably got recommendations from sellers and friends/relatives alike to get an inverter fridge to save power. With continuous technological advancement in home appliances, it does sound convincing, but is it actually true? Well, in theory it does, but with typical use of fridge, it's no more than a marketing stunt. Now let me explain in details.

Monday, January 10, 2022

[Review] VE Monk Plus earbuds: Surprisingly good for just $5

Early last year, my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 OEM earbuds were showing signs of dying after more than 4 years of daily use (it had sound crackling when listening to just about anything), so I decided that I need something to replace it. At first I was eyeing upon the Sennheiser MX400 II (costs 220k VND) because I've heard of its indestructibility. However, after talking to someone on Discord, I decided to give the VE Monk Plus a shot. I had never used any VE product before, but since the price is so cheap and the guy was saying good things about it, I thought it wouldn't hurt much to give it a try.

You might want to think again if you presume wifi can match wired

Warning: Most of this post is about a moron trying to set up his Internet, so if you don't want to waste your time, just read the tl;dr version.

tl;dr: Use Ethernet unless Wifi is your only choice.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Channel to avoid: Photography Online

As someone who takes photos as a hobby, I keep finding ways to improve, and watching videos about photography is a good way to do that. I certainly learned a lot this way. However, last night I have stumbled upon something I've never imagined, and it's disturbingly bad for photography learners, so I decided to share this here so that people who read this will take note.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Large HDDs' noise level: Should you be worried?

While there are reports on the Internet regarding how loud large HDDs (6TB and above) are, and there has been extensive testing on this subject, after using an HGST 6TB drive for a day, I can safely safe that it's not something you should be worried about. You either have to live in a very quiet room or you have a very sensitive ear to notice the sound. I sure as hell didn't even though I sleep next to my PC every day. Even at midnight, all I could hear were the sounds coming from the fridge and the large fan in my room, and when I turned them off and moved my head close to the PC case, all I could hear was the front fan of the case, not the HDD.

Conclusion: Stop worrying about HDD noise and just buy what you need, unless you are in the case I highlighted.

How to check warranty status of WD/HGST Ultrastar drives

Ultrastar drives are known for reliability. Still, it's better to know if your drive is still in warranty or not. Now here's the problem: HGST drives have a completely different set of serial numbers compared to regular WD drives, and apparently WD hasn't made any update on their RMA status page regarding HGST drives. Fortunately, HGST has a page to do that, and it just works very differently compared to WD's. Here's how you do it:

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Slim PS3 automatically turning off on boot, and how to deal with it

If you're reading this page, chance is that you've been googling for this issue: When you turn on your PS3 slim, it runs for a few seconds, and then the fan stops, and the power LED keeps flashing. You may also get an additional issue like the PS3 crashing immediately while playing a specific game, and then the power LED just keeps flashing nonstop.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

What to do if your mobo has Killer NIC

Every modern motherboard, whether it's desktop or laptop, has something called a NIC (Network Interface Controller). This piece of hardware lets you connect to the Internet, usually with an Ethernet cable. Being an average consumer, I never cared much about this until recently, when a sysadmin I know mentioned the topic. To my surprise, my biggest issue with my LAN setup apparently came from the NIC of my motherboard: a Killer E2200. After a while, I decided to grab an Intel network card and the problem that I have been getting for a year was solved in a way I never imagined. Here's how it went:

Saturday, October 31, 2020

How to update LLSIF and SIFAS Japanese ver (Oct 31, 2020)

If you've been using ApkPure to update Japanese version of Love Live! on mobile like I do, I have some bad news for you: ApkPure has stopped working with LL. First it was SIFAS about 2 weeks ago. I tried all I could but it still told me to update Google Play, even though I have the newest version of it installed. Today it's SIF's turn. Apparently ApkPure now will only download an outdated version of both games, so you can never actually update.

There are good news though: QooApp is working again with both games. I originally abandoned it and switched to ApkPure since it stopped working when Klab switched to XAPK format for their games, and now the table has turned. If you are having issues updating LL, just download QooApp and use it to update your games, and keep your finger crossed when the situation changes again. Happy playing and bye!

Link to grab QooApp:

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Testing the BQ-CC65 NiMH battery charger from Panasonic

Just spent a night testing Panasonic's flagship charger BQ-CC65 that I bought from ebay (my friend helped me with this since I don't have a credit card). I'm no expert in chargers but I will try to cover as much as I can based on my testing result.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Raw scan: Falcom Magazine 2017 - vol.7

This is a free magazine that my friend gave me when he came back from Japan last month, and since I bought a scanner yesterday, I decided to use it as a test. Inside you'll find the following contents:

- Character and gameplay introduction of Sen no Kiseki 3
- Some 4koma for Sen 3
- A magical girl spinoff LN of the game
- 1 chapter of Sora no Kiseki SC manga