Saturday, November 16, 2013

Arch linux in virtualbox, with virtualbox guest additions.

Just done fresh installing Arch linux with XFCE on my i7, still haven't installed graphic drivers for my NVIDIA card, everything seems to work fine so far,this looks promising so far :)

Teste de Arch linux avec xfce4, l'installation s'est terminé avec success et tout marche bien jusqu'ici.
C'est promettant :).


Here goes a screenshot

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Custom Call of duty 4 menu screen & textures mod.

Hello there all, It's been some while again since my last blog post. Been busy with things as usual.

I've been working on a small Call of duty 4 splash screen and menu modification.

This one mod is still work in progress so it's not yet officially "selectible" but more of a bunch of files to copy and replace. Featuring:

-Custom splash screen
-Custom menu,background, moving and overlay objects.
-Custom model textures and environement (same map, different graffiti on walls etc etc)
-Black ops multiplayer voices, textured ported to COD4

Here goes some screenshots (more to come)


Salut à tous, Cela fait quelque temps encore depuis ma dernière article.
J'etait très occupé avec mes examens universitaires et tout, le mois dernier, mais au moins je suis finalement libre.J'avais rien de special a faire alors je decida de bosser sur un petit modification de call of duty 4, et modification des menus. Cette-mod est encore en development et n'est pas encore officiellement "lancée" un tas de fichiers à copier et remplacer.

Dans cette mod:
-écran de démarrage Menu personnalisé, fond, le déplacement et objets de superposition
-textures personalisé du modèle et environement (même carte, graffiti différent sur ​​les murs, etc etc)
-Voix off de Black ops sur COD4 Voilà quelques screensots (plus à venir)

こんにちは。 これはCOD4のパーソナライズメニューです ここでいくつかの写真があります

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Pentax K-50 DSLR camera - leaked review from a french website.

French website has posted a review on what appears to be a new Pentax DSLR, which goes by the reference, Pentax K-50 (pentax k50), which seems like an updated body version of the pentax k-30.

The full review was found here:

Unfortunately for you, the website was in french and it's no longer available, plus, google translate didn't quite do the job. So here's a better manual translation of the specs:


Weather sealed housing

Weather sealed housing with 81 seals for a complete device protection against splashing water, snow, dust and sand.

Outstanding image quality and video

CMOS APS-C 16 MP sensor for fully detailed images
regardless of which lens are used.
Image stabilisation.
Full HD video (H.264) for very high quality videos.
ISO sensitivity up to 51,200 with outstanding noise reduction from the CMOS sensor

Speed ​​and accuracy

Burst mode up to 6 frames / sec. 
Shutter speed up to 1/6000  to enjoy
fully moving subjects.
New SAFOX IXi + AF for fast and accurate AF.

User comfort and ergonomics.

3'' LCD with 920,000 dots vision extra-wide 170 °
100% pentaprism viewfinder coverage.
Double wheel for quick access to various settings.
Dual power Lithium-ion or AA batteries.

> Type
DSLR autofocus interchangeable lens
Stainless steel chassis and magnesium alloy structure
Housing splatter with 81 seals
Lens Bayonet KAF2
Lenses compatible bayonet KAF3, KAF2, KAF, and motorized zoom KAF2

> Image Sensor
Type and size of the CMOS sensor 23.7 x 15.7 mm sensor with primary color filter
PRIME image processor M
Number of pixels Approx. 16.28 Megapixel - effective, 16.49 total megapixels
System stabilization by moving the sensor (gain 4 speed / shooting freehand)
Anti-dust cleaning system vibration (Dust Removal II)
Super-Protect processing (SP) sensor
Sensitivity range ISO auto, manual. (100 to 51,200)

> Registration
RAW image formats (DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.3), DCF 2.0
RAW and JPEG (simultaneous available)
Setting the JPEG: 16M (4928 x 3264), 12M (4224 x 2816), 8M (3456 x 2304), 5M (2688 x 1792 pixels)
Levels of quality RAW (12 bit): DNG, JPEG: 4 levels of quality (good, very good, excellent, Premium), RAW: 16M (4928 x 3264)
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Support Compatible with SD, SDHC and SDXC, Eye-Fi cards
Type 3 inch Color LCD (7.6 cm diagonal), 921 000 points
Low color temperature polysilicon TFT,
Screen calibration
Field of view 100%
Angle Vision Extra-wide 170 ° horizontal and vertical
Live View AF contrast detection + Face detection, tracking, selection spot. Angle: approx. 100%, Magnification (2x, 4x, 6x), graph display (4x4, framed, graduated), warning areas over / under exposed histogram.

> Viewfinder
Type: pentaprism
Focusing Screen Interchangeable Natural Bright Matte III
Approximately 100% coverage
Approximately 0.92 X magnification (with FA 50mm f / 1.4)
About Eye Relief 21.7 mm from the lens center
Approximately 1.5 Diopter -2.5 m-1
Electronic level display horizontal
Viewfinder Information Benchmarks beach development, Spot AFAF

> Focus
Type SAFOX IXi + TTL phase-detection
AF Points 11 points individually selectable, automatically or
center point
Brightness range 1 to 18 EV (ISO 100)
Auto AF modes (single, continuous), manual
Support AF assist LED in low light (built-in flash)

> Exposure Control
Metering Modes TTL 77 segments
Multi-choice central measures, weighted or spot
Measuring range from 0 to 22 EV (at ISO 100 with a 50mm f/1.4 lens)
Exposure modes Program (P), Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Sensitivity Priority AE (Sv), Shutter Priority & opening
Auto Exposure (TAv), Manual (M), Bulb
Auto Picture mode: self-selection. from Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports mode, Night Portrait, Noc turne Sky Blue Forest
Scene Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Night Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR *, Night Snap, Food, Pet favorite children, Surf & Snow, Silhouette, Candlelight, Concert, Museum
Exposure Compensation ± 5 EV (1/2 or 1/3 EV)
Memo. the Exposure Lock Detected exposure value by pressing the AE-L button
Shutter Type Electronically-controlled focal-plane
Auto and manual shutter speed from 30 seconds to 1/6000e
(In increments of 1/3 or 1/2EV), Bulb (in M mode)

> Flash
Built-in flash guide number of approximately 12 (ISO 100 / m)
Retractable integrated serial control measurement system P-TTL auto flash
Flash Coverage Wide-angle lens (28mm equivalent in 35mm)
Flash Modes P-TTL, manual (on / off), red eye reduction, slow sync, 2nd curtain sync, high-speed sync,
and wireless sync with PENTAX-compatible external flash
Flash synchronization at 1/180 sec, high speed, P-TTL wireless
Exposure Correction + / - 2EV or + / - 1 EV (in increments of 1/2 EV)
> Power Supplies
Batt battery. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery D-LI109,
* With Battery D-LI109 Battery: approx. 410 pictures (50% flash), 480 im.
no flash, 270 min. in playback mode
With AA batteries: approx. 710 pictures (50% flash), 1250 im. without flash
560 min. in playback mode
Other Tray 4 AA batteries (for 4 batt. AA lithium, Ni-MH rechargeable or alkaline gible) and adapted. K-sector AC128E optional

> Interfaces
USB 2.0 (high speed compatible) USB connection MSC / PTP
Video output NTSC / PAL

> Settings shooting
Modes Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-timer (12sec., 2sec.), Remote control of (0 sec., 3 sec.), Auto Bracketing (3 views)
Fast burst speed: approx. 6 fps JPEG, slow cadence: ca.3 fps JPEG
Balance Pre-recorded white (light, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent [D: daylight, N: white daytime, W: white light L: warm white], Tungsten, Flash, CTE, Manual, Color Adjustment. end (± 7 steps on AB axis or GM), auto (CMOS sensor and light source detection sensor combination), Manual (configuration using the screen up to 3 settings), color temperature, Copy balance of white a registered. picture
Customization functions 22
Memory Mode 12 modes
Custom Image Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vivid, Coul. Vibrant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Slide, Monochrome, Trait.croisé
Noise reduction Shutter speed slow, high ISO
Pl settings. Dynamic Levels corrected areas under or over-exposed
Correction Lens Correction distortion, chromatic aberration adjustment
Digital filters Extract Color, creative photos, Retro, High Contrast, Shadow, reverse color, color. Auto Adjust.
Shooting Auto HDRHDR 1, 2 HDRHDR 3, patch composition, bracketing value
ting expo. + / -1 To 3 EV
Multi-exposure Number of shots: 2-9, adj. Auto Exposure.
Interval Interval: 3 sec to 24 hr, Shots: up to 999 start: immediate,
from the zone set
Fixed Horizon SR On: Correction to 1 degree, SR Off: Fixed rows to 1.5 degrees

> Video
File Format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, up to 25 minutes **
Recording Pixels: Full HD (1920 x 1080p, 16:9, 30/25/24 fps), HD (1280 x 720p, 16:9, 60/50/30/25/24, VGA (640x480p, 4:3 , 30/25/24 fps)
Quality levels Good, Very Good, Excellent
Its stereo microphone, volume control of the reg.
Video processing Custom Image "Custom Image" (Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vivid, faded, slide, monochrome), cross processing, digital filters (retro, creative photos, high contrast, color extraction, color)
Video Interval Interval: 3, 5, 10 or 30 sec, 1, 5, 10 or 30 min or 1 hr recording time:. 4 sec to 99 hr, starting interval: immediate, set schedule * The format of file is Motion JPEG (AVI).
Video Editing Divide or delete video, JPEG image extraction

> More info
World Time 75 cities, 28 time zones
Languages ​​English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian,
Korean, Chinese (simplified and trans.), Japanese
User Mode Up to 2 trimmings recorded.
Personal. button / dial button RAW / Fx (point file format Bracketing expo., PREVIEW. optical PREVIEW. Digital, adj. Compos., AF point selection), AF / AE-L (activate AF1, AF2, deact. AF button Lock expo.AE)
Playback Display 1 image, multiple (4/9/16/36 or 81), Grossiss. (Jq'à 16x faster zoom), Rotate, Histogram Indicator areas over / exp., Copyright, Calendar, file playback, slideshow, eye-fi transfer
A picture Delete all, selection, file
Digital filters. (Read) Monochrome, extract color, creative photos, Retro, High Contrast, Shadow, invert color, color, amplification tones, sketch filter
watercolor, pastel, posterization, Miniature, Soft, Sparkle, fish-eye filter stretching adjusted. Basic Settings
Level electronic viewfinder display (horizontal uniqu.) LCD screen (horizontal and vertical)
Processing RAW file format (JPEG) image capture settings, Lens Correction (distortion, chromatic aberration), Custom Image, White Balance, Sensibili tee, Reduc High-ISO NR, Compensation shadows
Other resizing, cropping, index, edit video, JPEG extraction from a video, RAW Development, copyright.

> System Requirements
PC OS: Windows XP SP2, VistaTM and 7, 8
Mac OS X 10.5 or later
Software supplied SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0

> Dimensions and weight
Dimensions 129.0 mm × 96.5 mm × 70.0 mm (WxHxD)
Weight 590 g Body Only
650 g loaded and ready with Li-ion battery and SD card.

Monday, May 27, 2013

How to take better cell phone photography

You don't always have to rely on buying the new cell phone on the market in order to take great phone photos, you just need a little bit more creativity and improve your photos everyday.

These photos were taken with the samsung captivate i897, 5mp camera.

Alright :) so here comes the samsung captivate sample photos after it's been flashed to Android 4.2.2, CM10.1 :)Notice that the old stock froyo didn't have all these lovely options, if you're familiar with photography and SLR cameras, you'll love the new features-In camera HDR-Manual exposure-Manual focusing (including macro now)-up to 1600 ISO-Better Panorama engine.

I think that's enough words and I'll let you enjoy some sample pics.

Click images to view bigger size
Black background: This was taken at 4:00PM , using the sun as lighting.
The key is to isolate anything else from your key element, the main focus you want the viewer to see. Use exposure settings in your phone and black clothing to get your background right, make sure the light doesn't reflect on the cloth.

Demonstrating the use of the rule of thirds. If I've centered the image to the key element, it would probably look less good and too dull, try not to always put your main focus to the center.

Retouching is a great way to improve your photos, play around with saturations, contrast, brightness and curves, make sure not to abuse it , it will cause bad effects if so, retouching gives a more lively effect especially if your phone gives dull colors.

Play around with light and objects around your reach and learn to compose scenes, learn to use your phone's exposure settings to get you the desired lighting, in this scene, Four soda bottles were used and a 17 inch notebook, the light comes from a white page and the built in exposure functions in the phone helped give the blue tint.

Well that's all I have today folks, I hope you enjoyed the small article and don't forget to leave a comment below in case you have anything to add.

Friday, May 24, 2013

How to unbrick Samsung captivate I897 (stuck on semaphore boot logo)

If you're reading this right now it It's possible that you've got your samsung captivate bricked, or so.
Please take some time to view this thread and thank DesignGear for some info he has done:

You should be able to fix it with this method if your problem is in the following list:

-Samsung captivate stuck on boot screen
-Samsung captivate stuck on semaphore logo
-Samsung captivate white / grey battery charging icon when plugged in.
-Samsung captivate won't make salad
In my case, I've had my captivate on CM10, a ROM failed to install (RemICS-JB v4.0) and the phone got "bricked".

Here is a picture of how it looks like:
semaphore logo
It doesn't go anywhere, you can't go to any settings or anything, it just stays there.

"So how do I fix this?"

The first thing you need to do is to take off your sim card and your sd card, also take your battery off as it's the only way to turn off the phone. Then comes some steps.

Step 1:
Download and install the correct USB drivers for your samsung captivate if you are using windows.
Don't know how to use google? here are the links:

Step 2:
Download Odin(the One click downloader) (I897UCJF6 - Odin 3)
The links can be found here:

Step 3:
Enter download mode - this can be done by re-inserting the battery, plugging the phone to a cable (do not power on) and press both the  + and - buttons.

When your captivate is in download mode, it should look like this:
Samsung captivate download mode

Step 4:
Keep your phone plugged into your computer while it's on download mode, and launch Odin

 Let it recognize your device and click on "Start"
 It should give you a bunch of all the mumble jumble you need to know if you want the details. This is the part you go to the kitchen and make coffee while waiting for it to finish.
When it's done, it should tell you "PASS!"

Captivate fixed
Your phone will reboot afterwards, then go to some sort of self configuration from the recovery mode and reboot again, it might reboot a few times but just wait for it to finish.

There you have it!
The phone should be fully working again and will be back to the old android you had.

I hope this worked for you and have a nice day sir.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Featuring: ThatPentaxGuy

So who in the world is Agus Purnomo? 

Agus , also known as ThatPentaxGuy, member of the group "PHP: Photographer Harapan Palsu" claims to be an "Amateur photographer" , most of his works revolves around Cosplays and figures, altough he does other forms of photography too.

"Hello there! I'm just yet another amateur photographer that usually take pictures of various events and stuffs. I also love to do some street and astrophotography." - ThatPentaxGuy

Agus uses a : Pentax K-r camera and SMC Pentax-DA 35mm F2.4 AL lens

Enough with words, I'll let you stay on here and enjoy the pictures :)
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Another loveable aspect of his works is the smooth and attractive Bokeh.
A type of something that gets you asking "Is he really an amateur?" 
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All credits goes to ThatPentaxGuy.Say hello to him at:

Sunday, April 28, 2013

3D interior renders

Ahhh, it's already 2013 and I still haven't posted much so I thought it was the ideal time of reviving the blog again. Here's some test renders made in 3DS max 2013 using mental ray or a living room scene. Unfortunately, they were very badly optimized and took a long rendering time.