WHO IS BETTER MICROSOFT OR APPLE?

WHO IS BETTER MICROSOFT OR APPLE?

Short answer will be: NONE OF THEM. But if you are not satisfied with that and interested in topic: read below. In this quick blip-note i’ll explain my subjective opinion regarding big corpos and their influence on technology in general. Let’s start from the barebone roots of the problem. There are two people who brought home computing to masses. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. Who are they? First one cheaply bought DOS operating system from [Gary Kildall] and resold it to IBM for a waaaay bigger money.
KING OF THE HILL [1997-2010]

KING OF THE HILL [1997-2010]

[KING OF THE HILL] is a hilarious cartoon for adults, which turns rather boring [at first glance] show into complete grotesque action. The most interesting part is that such weird and funny things people are doing in real life. Straightforward hillbilly [Hank] always protects his son [Booby] from everything interesting and unusual, turning his life into complete boredom. Presumably such disposition comes from the fact that Cotton, the father of Hank, counts him as the most miserable man in the world, don’t value his interests and opinions under any circumstances.
FALLEN LEAVES [2023]

FALLEN LEAVES [2023]

It’s been a while since Aki Kaurismaki delighted us with his ultra-realistic dramas about generic people. Movie is surely a gulp of fresh air, clearly marking it among fake’n’plastic main-stream so-called hollywood videos. Despite the low amount of words [it is a calling card of director] Fallen Leaves is so emotionally fulfilled. But enough of this, go watch film if you care. [FALLEN LEAVES] OFFICIAL TRAILER MOVIE OST Imagery by spacedrone808
HUGO ENGINE ▀ LAST VERSION TO SUPPORT WINDOWS 7

HUGO ENGINE ▀ LAST VERSION TO SUPPORT WINDOWS 7

It looks like [Hugo dropped] Windows 7 support. Version 0.121 was a last one to execute without any problems. All subsequent updates 0.121.1 or later throw following crash upon execution. To celebrate anniversary i’ve rebuilded site via latest available version. DOWNLOAD LAST HUGO FOR WINDOWS 7 Upcoming updates and site refactoring will be done manually, without Hugo framework. See you around! Imagery by spacedrone808
TWO LANES ▀ LIVE PERFORMANCE

TWO LANES ▀ LIVE PERFORMANCE

Live performance of the Polish duo. Acoustic piano mixed with synthesizers deliver solid musical texture. Very satisfying, to say the least. Video suggested by Belka205. Enjoy! TWO LANES Imagery by spacedrone808
WORMS W.M.D. [2016]

WORMS W.M.D. [2016]

[Worms W.M.D.] is the most successful modern remake of classic turn-based artillery game [Worms Armageddon] . Beautifully hand-drawn 2D art combined with atmospheric backdrop music make wonders and shape game into sedative for a calm and peaceful pastime. OFFICIAL TRAILER Imagery by spacedrone808
STREETS OF RAGE 4 [2020]

STREETS OF RAGE 4 [2020]

As a former fan of side-scrolling beat’em up games i surely remember [Streets Of Rage] series on Sega MegaDrive platform. In some regions it was also known as Bar Knuckle. [Streets Of Rage 4] is a modern continuation of vintage trilogy of 90s. High quality hand-drawn animation and brand new soundtrack [with ability to switch to original Streets Of Rage themes] do the thing and mark Streets Of Rage 4 as a worthy continuation of original SOR trilogy.
HOW TO SETUP CUSTOM FONTS IN WINDOWS 7 CONSOLE

HOW TO SETUP CUSTOM FONTS IN WINDOWS 7 CONSOLE

As a hardcore user of [dual-panel orthodox file manager] i always suffered because of sucky look of default console fonts. Native preloaded font list has quite scarce selection, if you ask me. To fix such disappointment you’ll need: install desired fonts by means of windows control panel copy EXACT FONT NAME fonts section in control panel paste it into registry key into following branch HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Console\TrueTypeFont note that every new subsequent font should be added by a key with added one zero to registry key name reboot computer to apply & enjoy!
ACTUAL VPN SERVICES TO BYPASS ISP RESTRICTIONS [2024]

ACTUAL VPN SERVICES TO BYPASS ISP RESTRICTIONS [2024]

UPDATED ON: 2024-01-10 !!!!Post will be updated in the future, so be on the edge!!!! There are two posts [1] / [2] on website dedicated to VPNs already, but i’ve decided to merge them and renew accumulated information for your sheer convenience. Here is a list of the most trusted solutions to date. All mentioned programs are compatible with Windows 7 and Android 8. TOR BROWSER [Windows] v13.0.6 || [Android] v13.
DAMIEN SCHMITT ▀ AFRICA

DAMIEN SCHMITT ▀ AFRICA

I often asking myself why popular music bands have extremely mediocre drummers and it seems that nobody cares about it. Here is excellent example of really non-conventional drummer. He definitely knows how to provide exceptional grooves. DAMIEN SCHMITT ▀ AFRICA Imagery by spacedrone808
WHY I AM USING WINDOWS 7 MACHINE AS A DAILY DRIVER IN 2024?

WHY I AM USING WINDOWS 7 MACHINE AS A DAILY DRIVER IN 2024?

UPDATED ON: 2024-02-16 Added some links and fixed typos here and there. VERSION: beta 01 First of all, short congrats regarding happy New Year! It looks like that we made another one. In this long read you will find subjective rant towards to “obsolete” Windows 7 and comparisons with “modern” windows 10/11. This rant is the longest post i ever done on the pages of current website. Degradation of windows operating system is well underway and it looks like process can’t be stopped by any means.
COHERENCE [2013] ▀ DO YOU TRUST YOURSELF?

COHERENCE [2013] ▀ DO YOU TRUST YOURSELF?

Continuing topic of non-boring and more importantly underrated movies. Here is another one. [Coherence] is a super atmospheric mystical thriller, which is taking place in only one house during entire movie. Surprisingly such fact doesn’t make it tiresome. Film was peeked [here] . OFFICIAL TRAILER KRISTIN OHRN DYRUD - EM’s JOURNEY Imagery by spacedrone808
IDENTITY [2003] ▀ HIDDEN GEM

IDENTITY [2003] ▀ HIDDEN GEM

Tired of boring-linear-dumb movies without proper atmosphere at all? Today i’m suggesting another underrated gem of film industry. Mystical detective thriller [IDENTITY] . No more about it, just watch. IDENTITY TRAILER Imagery by spacedrone808
LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND [2023]

LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND [2023]

Today’s reality is a quite harsh and fast-changing landscape. We’ve got outbreaks, diseases, constant price increase, wars. On top of that there is insane autocrat shaking his suitcase with red button. What else do we need to feel alive? [Leave The World Behind] is a loooong suspense thriller with unusual cinematic style. I like such things, which stands out from the grey crowd of mainstream sh#te. The main features:
BENCHMARK OF EXTREME COMPRESSION TOOLS [2023]

BENCHMARK OF EXTREME COMPRESSION TOOLS [2023]

It’s been a while since i’ve posted any benchmarks, so filling the gap to satisfy your nerd cravings. Today we’ll cover the most extreme compression utilities and find out which one is the best. If [Winrar] and [7-Zip] don’t need any introduction, here’s a list of things that are obviously little known to most people: [WinRK] ► lost compression gem [Cmix] ► 32Gb RAM is recommended [Bsc] ► CUDA enabled compressor [Paq8px] ► highly-advanced command line achiever [Zpaq] ► another highly-advanced command line achiever File D3DX9_40.
SHAPITO SHOW [2011] ▀ ART-HOUSE FOR MASSES?

SHAPITO SHOW [2011] ▀ ART-HOUSE FOR MASSES?

I almost never do reviews of Russian movies, but this one should be an exception. After watching Shapito Show i was quite surprised to see how much efforts were invested. [Sergey Loban] is an author of very experimental [Dust] , which was released previously to Shapito Show. Shapito brings more artistic value and a lot of joy to watch, because of it’s own unpredictability of events. Film consist of four stories, which are happening at the same time and divided into two parts for better watching experience.
MOVE SWAP FILE AND TEMPORARY FOLDER INTO RAMDISK TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE

MOVE SWAP FILE AND TEMPORARY FOLDER INTO RAMDISK TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE

So you have tweaked every possible thing and want to squeeze more performance from your workstation? I’ll tell you how to do this if you have plenty of spare RAM and don’t know what to do with all those memory chips. Placing swap file and temporary folder into RAM is a quite good decision after all. Ram disk is already old idea to improve speed of disk input/output operations. Some time ago even [GPURamDrive] was introduced to masses, although it doesn’t receive popularity because of slow speed in comparison to generic DDR3/4 memory.
WHO AM I? [1998] ▀ JACKIE'S PINNACLE?

WHO AM I? [1998] ▀ JACKIE'S PINNACLE?

You may already noticed that i post entertaining stuff primarily around Fridays, but today is an nice exception and i’m doing it in tuesday. Most of you know [Jackie Chan] due to [Armor Of God 1] and [Armor OF God 2] movies, but after watching them so many times, they’re frankly became such a boredom. As for early Chan’s movies of 70s/80s eras, they are quite weird and not so interesting to me.
HOW TO FIX "UNABLE TO RENDER ERROR" 0x80131501 IN VEGAS PRO 21

HOW TO FIX "UNABLE TO RENDER ERROR" 0x80131501 IN VEGAS PRO 21

Vegas video montage software is widely known as pretty glitchy application especially if we are speaking about latest versions. Newest Vegas 21 Pro is no exception. I run into problems almost instantly. Right after i’ve decided to render video clip. Upon export attempt application showed me error: 0x80131501 How typical! To fix things up i just took DLL library [RenderAsDialog.dll, which is responsible for export dialog] from previous Vegas Pro 18 [sub-version 284 to be precise] and substituted original file with above mentioned.
SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE WHICH I AM USING ON ALMOST DAILY BASIS

SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE WHICH I AM USING ON ALMOST DAILY BASIS

During recent week i’ve received plenty questions regarding hardware and software i’m using in my retrograde activities. So, here is a list. The most important thing is a desktop workstation/server. ░ HARDWARE CPU: Intel [Xeon E5-2696v4] COOLER: [Noctua NH-D15 SE] MOBO: [Asrock X99 Extreme 4] RAM: 64GB DDR4 Samsung 2400Mhz ECC NVME: 1Tb Samsung 980 Pro SSD: 1Tb Samsung QVO sHHD: 2Tb Seagate Firecuda (8Gb SSD cache) VIDEO: [EVGA 3090 Ti 24Gb VRAM] AUDIO:[ESI Maya 44EX PCIE] PSU: [Seasonic GOLD 1300Watt] CASE: [Fractal Design Define S2 White] KEYS: [Keychron Q6] MOUSE: A4Tech [ <1$ ] MONITOR: [NEC PA301W 2560x1600] SPEAKERS: [Edifier R2800] Other hardware stuff to mention:
NEAT'N'TINY SOFTWARE

NEAT'N'TINY SOFTWARE

UPDATED ON: 2023-11-26 Small collection of links leading to good’n’tiny software. NO FRAMEWORK TRASH. ENJOY! ►[tiny apps] ◄ ►[nirsoft] ◄ ►[analogx] ◄ ►[joesoft] ◄ ►[grcsoft] ◄ ►[bcheck] ◄ Imagery by spacedrone808
DISABLE RDP & SMB PROTOCOLS TO SECURE WINDOWS 7

DISABLE RDP & SMB PROTOCOLS TO SECURE WINDOWS 7

UPDATED ON: 2023-11-29 First of all, make sure that firewall is TURNED ON and remote connections are TURNED OFF. As for me, i’m using [Outpost Firewall] . THAN BLOCK THAT UGLY PORT 3389! 3389 This port is used by [RDP protocol] . Take a note that 80% of external intrusions are using RDP interface to hack into your system. Next step will be to disable insecure SMB protocols, by means of command line with elevated admin privileges.
DO YOU REALLY KNOW ALL WINDOWS 7 KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS THAT GOOD?

DO YOU REALLY KNOW ALL WINDOWS 7 KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS THAT GOOD?

Ass a die-hard Windows 7 addict i’m surely know all inside-outs of the system. That is why today i’d like to share some hotkeys knowledge with all of you. Keyboard shortcuts are one of the most important things in professional workflow. Some of hotkeys are quite generic and you can find them in official manual, but other are rather obscure and can be completely unknown. Hope that everyone of you’ll find something useful here.
POSSIBLE WORKSTATION UPGRADE

POSSIBLE WORKSTATION UPGRADE

I’m quite satisfied with performance of my current workstation. [44-thread Broadwell] paired with 64Gb of RAM, fast NVME and [24Gb EVGA 3090Ti] shape solid desktop tool. However i’m planning distant upgrade to achieve maximum speed in Windows 7 environment. Just to mark checkbox that it is possible. In 2021 i already tried out modern platform based [around x570 in conjunction with Ryzen 5950X] . System worked without any problems, thanks to modern [CanonKong Windows 7 drivers] .