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] .
HOW TO TRANSCRIBE AUDIO SPEECH INTO TEXT USING PYTHON

HOW TO TRANSCRIBE AUDIO SPEECH INTO TEXT USING PYTHON

Recently i was asked for a simple & free way of transcribing audio speech into plain text. Problem was solved via Python library called [Vosk] . It is a speech recognition toolkit working in offline environment. To make things happen do the following: [Install vosk] pip install vosk [Download speech model] of required language, larger libraries bring just marginal improvement over the smaller ones despite the fact that they are over 40 times bigger in a size.
LEGENDARY NOKIA PUREVIEW 808 RED/BLACK/WHITE BUNDLE!

LEGENDARY NOKIA PUREVIEW 808 RED/BLACK/WHITE BUNDLE!

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.
PYTHON CERTIFICATE VERIFY FAILED, SELF-SIGNED CERTIFICATE IN CERTIFICATE CHAIN

PYTHON CERTIFICATE VERIFY FAILED, SELF-SIGNED CERTIFICATE IN CERTIFICATE CHAIN

Aside from [Github certificate issue] , Python also showed me some teeth regarding certificate stuff. How quaint! I think that such things comes from the fact that i’m using “obsolete” Windows 7. But we don’t choose the easy way out, don’t we? I’m using [hacked Python 3.11.1] . After trying to install Python external module: pip install vosk system showed me this: WARNING: Retrying (Retry(total=4, connect=None, read=None, redirect=None, status=None)) after connection broken by 'SSLError(SSLCertVerificationErro r(1, '[SSL: CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED] certificate verify failed: self signed certificate in certificate chain (_ssl.
RANDOM LIST OF FAVORITE MOVIES

RANDOM LIST OF FAVORITE MOVIES

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:
AVERAGE WEBSITE VISIT DURATION IS AROUND 15 MINUTES

AVERAGE WEBSITE VISIT DURATION IS AROUND 15 MINUTES

Just checked some website statistics and was amazed to see that site visitors are spending around 15 minutes on weighted-average. This is quite an achievement for such small project and it looks like that i’m doing more or less acceptable job in terms of entertaining the actual user base. Also i find out that spend time is more important than hit rate, because there is a bounce rate characteristics, which describes quantity of people who view only one page before leaving website.
STEVEN SEAGAL ▀ FAVORITE FILMS EVER

STEVEN SEAGAL ▀ FAVORITE FILMS EVER

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:
CHROME 121 ON WINDOWS XP ▀ IS IT POSSIBLE?

CHROME 121 ON WINDOWS XP ▀ IS IT POSSIBLE?

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
NEXT FLOOR [PLEASE]

NEXT FLOOR [PLEASE]

Enough of technical computer rant. Here is some pure video art. A short film by [Denis Villeneuve] . What i love in these short films is how the essential essence is compactly concentrated in a such small video footage. NEXT FLOOR [PLEASE?] Imagery by spacedrone808
COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE ON HOW TO REMOVE TELEMETRY FROM NVIDIA DRIVERS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE ON HOW TO REMOVE TELEMETRY FROM NVIDIA DRIVERS

Following instructions successfully tested with [Geforce RTX 3090Ti] on recent [474.66 driver] [October 2023]. In newer operating systems things could be entirely different. It’s been a fair amount of time since I’ve written about privacy related stuff. In early days ~2017 nvidia was not so obsessed with telemetry. Everything you should do to block their efforts is to run [Disable Nvidia Telemetry] . As time goes on things changed dramatically.
ZODIAC [2007] ▀ DETECTIVE OBSESSION

ZODIAC [2007] ▀ DETECTIVE OBSESSION

Need a really gooood detective movie? Here is one: [Zodiac] . No weak acting. No dumb computer visuals. Very long, detailed, quite linear, but solid. Film is watched without any interruptions in one single breath. OFFICIAL TRAILER Imagery by spacedrone808
MDGX ▀ ENORMOUS TWEAKING SITE SINCE 1993

MDGX ▀ ENORMOUS TWEAKING SITE SINCE 1993

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
HOW TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE OF WEBSITE

HOW TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE OF WEBSITE

UPDATED ON: 2023-11-04 Nothing complex here, at least at this time. Here i’ll accumulate performance related information. ░▒▓ LAZY LOADING OF IMAGES ▓▒░ Just implemented lazy loading at my main index page. Concept is pretty simple you are loading images only when they appearing in the viewport of the browser. All you need to do is just to apply loading=“lazy” to the classes of loaded images. <img loading="lazy" src="/img/demo./png" alt="Picture"> In my case it was like this:
HOW TO ENABLE SVG PREVIEW IN WINDOWS EXPLORER ON WINDOWS 7

HOW TO ENABLE SVG PREVIEW IN WINDOWS EXPLORER ON WINDOWS 7

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:
SOLVING CREDENTIALS AND CERTIFICATE ISSUES WHILE UPLOADING TO GITHUB

SOLVING CREDENTIALS AND CERTIFICATE ISSUES WHILE UPLOADING TO GITHUB

For me things never work as they should. Github is not an exception. After my first try to submit things to repo i run into: ... Author identity unknown. *** Please tell me who you are. PROBLEM CAN BE SOLVED BY THESE COMMANDS: git config --global user.email "YOUR_EMAIL" git config --global user.name "YOUR_LOGIN" After that certificate issue occurred: ... self-signed certificate in certificate chain and another error right after the previous one:
VS CODE KEYBOARD HACKS WILL BE POSTED HERE

VS CODE KEYBOARD HACKS WILL BE POSTED HERE

UPDATED ON: 2024-04-05 All keyboard hacks and tweaks will be posted here. Stay tuned for more goodies! THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THIS LITTLE ACCUMULATION IS TO REMOVE MOUSE FROM CODING WORKFLOW. Remember to separate rules with comas. Like this: [ { "key": "alt+numpad_subtract", "command": "workbench.action.decreaseViewSize" }, { "key": "alt+numpad_add", "command": "workbench.action.increaseViewSize" }, { "key": "ctrl+shift+b", "command": "workbench.action.toggleActivityBarVisibility" } ] Last rule-set do not contain coma symbol in the end.
ESSENTIAL LINKS FOR FONTEND WEB DEVELOPER

ESSENTIAL LINKS FOR FONTEND WEB DEVELOPER

UPDATED ON: 2024-04-03 Page will be updated in the future, so check back later on Here are some handy online tools and various mandatory links for front end developer. This is a fine selection from me, which i accumulated during last month of web investigations. Hope that you will find in this list what you are looking for. If you have suggestions or any commentaries to following breakdown, [drop me a line] please.
BUBBA HO-TEP [2002] ▀ HIDDEN MOVIE WITH BRUCE CAMPBELL

BUBBA HO-TEP [2002] ▀ HIDDEN MOVIE WITH BRUCE CAMPBELL

[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
JUAN OF THE DEAD [2011]

JUAN OF THE DEAD [2011]

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] .