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.
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.
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
UPDATED ON: 2024-01-01 Finally Nokia PureView 808 set is complete. Red, black and white. Currently i’m not thinking about sale of this treasure chest. But if you are willing to offer good five-digit number amount i may reconsider my statement [or may not]. This will be quite hard decision to accept. Moreover, such bundle in almost like new condition [can’t be bought even on Ebay] . Anyways, it is surely nice to have set of unique camera-phones in excellent condition, especially if they are not surpassed in daylight resolution even in 2024.
As you may already know i like: [Black humour] [Zombie comedy slashers] [Beavis & Butt-head ] cartoon Finnish movies [about plain people] Quite strange concoction? But who really cares? Here is a list of more random films, which are worth to watch. From my point of view of course. [Home Alone 1] / [Home Alone 2: Lost In New York] [Terminator 1] / [Terminator 2] [Evil Dead 1] / [Evil Dead 2] / [Evil Dead 3: Army Of Darkness] [Tucker & Dale vs Evil] / [Wild Tales] [Chronos] / [Baraka] / [Samsara] [Office Space] / [Human Traffic] / [It Crowd] / [Idiocracy] [Johnny Mnemonic] / [Nirvana] / [Hackers] / [Speed] [Falling Down] / [Taxi Blues] / [Taxi Driver] [The Shawshank Redemption] Films that i like to watch in not so distant future:
Despite the widespread opinion regarding [Seagal’s] sanity and his tendency to star in a very low budget trash movies i like couple of his flicks. [Hard To Kill] ► one of his fist appearances on the screen, a little bit excessively touching, but pretty neat [Under Siege 1] ► simply the best movie to date [Under Siege 2: Dark Territory] ► not so good as first part, but definitely worth to watch HARD TO KILL UNDER SIEGE 1 UNDER SIEGE 2: DARK TERRITORY SPECIAL CATEGORY:
Scavenging github for required information i’ve stumbled upon shocking screenshot, [showing the most recent chrome 121] executed on good ol’ Windows XP. HOW COOL IS THAT? SOME TOPIC RELATED LINKS: [Supermium] by win32ss [Chrome Crack] by Blaukovitch Taking into account such news we can consider that Windows 7 is in even safer position in terms of future web browsing ability. Imagery by spacedrone808
Surfing web regarding Windows 7 news i’ve stumbled upon [MDGX] site. This chaotic gold mine of various knowledge, especially regarding vintage operating systems! Immediately bookmarked it and will surely study in a closer inspection later on. Huge section [dedicated to Windows 7 tweaks] and [plain text file] is also available. Hope that you’ll find something previously unknown. Imagery by spacedrone808
So, you want to be a hip and would like to have the feature of SVG preview in file explorer like in fancy windows 11 of friend of yours? It is surely possible, even on such old crone like Windows 7! [SVG See] is an excellent application, which bring such functionality to our crony operating system. If you are for some reason don’t observe SVG previews in explorer there are a couple of things that you could try to fix things up:
[Bubba Ho-Tep] is a quite awkward movie, but despite that is worth watching. The main reasons of such conclusion are [Bruce Campbell] and [Brian Tyler] . Bruce is surely known for his [Evil Dead] acting. Brian provided stunning soundtrack, which lifts whole movie to another level. OFFICIAL TRAILER Imagery by spacedrone808
As you may already noticed i’m fond of good ol’ black humor, which appears as it happens mostly in zombie genre. [Juan Of The Dead] was another unexpected discovery. Story about Cuban slackers running into open revolt of American “dissidents” primarily known as leaving dead zombies. Also i must mark the presence of excellent soundtrack, which significantly improves watching experience. OFFICIAL TRAILER If you have any suggestions regarding films in black comedy genre i’ve missed and didn’t cover them here, please [drop me a line] .
Couple of days ago doing generic internet surfing i was smashed in the face with this out of the blue [thing]. Super correct site if you are in a desperate need to prank your non-tech colleagues or friends. Just make sure that computer has recent browser, select the desired prank and hit [F11] key to enter full-screen mode. Funny thing how Windows XP desktop and Windows 7 updating process are ended with:
For virtual emulation in most cases i use VMWare Workstation 15.5 dated back to 2020, which works awesomely fine. Recently i run into VirtualBox on my primary job and have to run Linux Debian on Windows 7 Enterprise. As per official Oracle documentation all [6.x VirtualBox releases] are compatible with Windows 7. Unfortunately it is not so true. Most of people can’t ran following versions: VirtualBox 7.0 and above VirtualBox 6.
Surfing through meaningless tier lists on YT dedicated to various Unix graphical user interfaces by home-made experts without even showing them in a proper way and doin’ subjective ratings, i’ve stumbled upon on “obsolete” [CDE] environment and was interested in it’s 90’ish looks, despite the fact that “expert” narrated that it is in a “yuck” category and not worth even touching. After jogging through comments i’ve noticed that some wise man mentioned about modern reincarnation of CDE project named [nsCDE] .
A couple of weeks ago i run into problem related to out-of sync time clock. Tried almost all imaginable solutions, like time service restarting, checking that internet time-sync option is turned on and so on and so forth. Of course to no avail at all. How typical! My Windows 7 installation dates back to early 2019 and i’ve plethora of software installed, and more over system is heavily customized so plain reinstall of operating system is not an option in my case.
UPDATED ON: 2023-10-01 I’m currently on Firefox 115 ESR and not using chrome at all, but this is neat news for sure. So, in addition to [Supermium] chrome fork, we have official version also. This is a work of Russian hackers. Preface words from original Github page [English spelling is original]: Dirty corporations and Hindu-managers are trying to deprive the any users of all the benefits that were created by technically more advanced people than them.
As you may know [Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact] is my main web surfing phone on the go. I’m fully satisfied with it’s capabilities even in 2023. Except one little problem, related to GPS and speed of satellites detection. Issue showed up couple of months ago and it seems that i finally found an easy way to fix it. After some investigations i conclude that device has a hardware based problem, and to eliminate it completely you need to open phone casing and pull up antenna so it will have tighter surface touching with in-case metallic plate.
New form of retro art is here. Enjoy peacefull upgrading with chill backdrop music. Brought to you by [NTDEV] YT channel. Updating Windows Vista to Service Pack 2+ with ESU updates from Windows Server 2008 R2 Imagery by spacedrone808
Right after installing [Manjaro Linux] i run into weird issue. Most of needed applications like Firefox and Thunderbird take around 10 seconds or so just to startup. Such behavior on NVME drive is unacceptable at all. Problem was in a serious [bug in gnome desktop] , despite the fact that i’m running XFCE desk. Workaround for GTK-based desktops is to run following commmands in terminal: sudo pacman -Rdd xdg-desktop-portal-gnome sudo pacman -S xdg-desktop-portal-gtk Imagery by spacedrone808
UPDATED ON: 2023-09-20 Version: 0.5 Considered Renoise version is 3.4.x. Just a small collection of important things to remember. Will be nice if stash come in handy to someone. ▒ GENERAL SETTINGS [-] GUI effects and animation [+] More compatible GFX updates  Limit frame rate [-] View multiple patterns continuously [+] Single click to create new points [hold Shift to select] [-8dB] Track headroom ▲ BACK TO TOP
Fastest Windows 7 laptops are still on the edge. Dell & Lenovo ’ve made some enhancements to address following security vulnerabilities: * CVE-2022-38087 * CVE-2022-40982 * CVE-2022-37343 * CVE-2022-44611 * CVE-2022-27879 * CVE-2022-38083 * CVE-2022-43505 * CVE-2023-28005 * CVE-2022-36763 * CVE-2022-36764 * CVE-2022-36765 [Dell Precision 7520] ► Firmware version 1.31.0 [take a note that model 7510 was bumped also] [direct link] [Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen5] ► Firmware version 1.59 [applied to models 20HQ, 20HR, 20K3 and 20K4] [direct link] Nice to see that such older platforms are still maintained.
UPDATED ON: 2023-09-20 List of shortcuts, which i frequently use in my work-flow. Text version for offline surfing can be grabbed [here] . Official list of shortcuts can be found [on Renoise site] . ▒ MODIFICATORS [SHIFT] ► track [ALT] ► block [selection] [CTRL]+[SHIFT] ► column [ALT]+[SHIFT] ► group [CTRL] ► pattern ▒ GENERAL [ALT]+[ENTER] ► toggle real fullscreen [CTRL]+[N] ► new song [CTRL]+[S] ► save song [CTRL]+[SHIFT]+[S] ► save track as [CTRL]+[O] ► open song [CTRL]+[,] ► open preferences
UPDATED ON: 2023-08-24 This is a short clipping from [Complete tweaking guide for Windows 7] article. First of all you need to terminate autorun feature for housewives to limit auto-start of unwanted applications and viruses. I prefer fully manual control what’s starting and what is not. To complete this tuning like a boss do the following on all external flash devices you have. Format your Flash/HDD storage using NTFS file system Take a note that modern smartphones can’t read such storage devices.
UPDATED ON: 2023-08-19 For those of you who are hunger for more classical tracker music and you are not completely satisfied with my [ultimate tracker mod collection] here is a link to a [marvelous catalog] of chiptune and demoscene gems. Design matches aesthetics of early 90s and pleasing to eye. Resource is kindly provided by [Matt] . Oh, and here is a massive breakdown of tracker music resources i’ve stashed for you:
I often get asked regarding Windows 7 safety especially in 2023. "Is it safe to use such old operating system?" "What about security?" "How about modern viruses?" .... …. and many other similar questions. Funny thing that people who are asking about security don’t give a damn about privacy. Yeah, that’s quite different definitions for sure, but from my point of view they always come together hand in hand. The main and the most important security police officer is your head.
Looking back to previous couple of years and taking into perspective generic non-computer life it is quite amazing what people are capable of. I’m talking about amount of rave and chaotic mess they can produce. Artificial difficulties, overcomplicated situations, meaningless and moronic wars, you name it. Taking into account above mentioned things it’s really easy to handle such “problem” as running Windows 7 in modern age. Despite the fact that there are plenty of people around who are mumbling about Windows 7 obsolescense and bla-bla-bla.
If you are a long term reader/visitor of my site you may already know that i am using following keyboards: Japanese [Topre Realforce RGB] [rubber-dome capacitive key switches] Chinese [Vortex Race III] [clicky blue Cherry-MX key switches] Chinese [Vortex Tab90M] [clicky blue Cherry-MX key switches] Thailand [IBM KB-8926] [quite good rubber-dome key switches] Note: board from 1996 in mind condition, using it on my job. And now i’ve decided to give a shot to top end keyboard of Keychron brand.
Say you need to run on a laptop battery vintage or simply non-demanding applications for an extremely long time. Here is a little breakdown of mandatory things to do: turn off in BIOS unneeded devices like camera, sd-card reader, fingerprint scanner, gsm-modem, wifi, bt or whatever you are not using turn on power saving features like various C-power states turn off hyper-threading and hi-core count [if you have such ability] lower screen brightness to acceptable level check my [quick] and [comprehensive] optimization FAQs get rid of [unneeded services and bloat applications] Also you can use core parking utility [Park Control] , but in this mini-guide i’ll show you how to set power related things up via internal Windows 7 tools.