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短い未来を見たい by Sweet Dove

January 8th, 2022 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
短い未来を見たい by @SweetDoveMusic
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Exile by Shirobon

January 5th, 2022 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Exile by @Shirobon
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Stellar by Lockyn

January 5th, 2022 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Stellar by @Lockyn
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After Effects CC Slower Than CS5

January 3rd, 2022 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #
I write more detail on this issue in the Adobe forums here: https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911311-after-effects/suggestions/44629812-after-effects-2021-2022-export-slower-than-cs5-wit

Long-story short, it seems that something broke in the PSD layer importing process between CS5 and CC 2021/2022, as the same project file in CS5 only takes about 10 min to render but over an hour in the latest CC versions.  In the test project I have below, the slowness persists even though all the layers are empty.  Only way to fix it seems to be to delete the Photoshop layers, so that's why it appears to be Photoshop-related for now.

Test project: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NW8cPQRbl3yMt9qCU0gLOodqYA_ZW3AR/view?usp=sharing

I admit I...[More]
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Studio Setup Again

October 17th, 2021 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #
Some momentary stability after almost 3 years of living out of a suitcase.
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VR Room

October 16th, 2021 | Posted by pftq in Stories | #
Had this one as a dream that felt somewhat like a murder mystery...

Someone is trying out a VR game that looks and feels extremely real.  They wake up on the floor in a bluish green tiled room that seems to have had a commotion and is abandoned.  A strange cat/tiger hybrid strolls by with a fruit in its mouth.  There's a constant sound of something dripping nearby.  Once out of the game, the person tries to ask if the place seems familiar.  A friend looks up the tiling and room pieces and confirms they are actual pieces that exist in real life.  At first, they think it's just really good photo capture, but over time, they start to notice things that are too coincidental.  It eventually turns out the room is one that actually exists, as they stumble upon it in an alley way.  The same cat hybrid strolls out the open door as they go in to explore it.  It eventually turns out that it's not just a photo-capture of the room but actually...[More]
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Frequency of Winning Hands in Poker

October 3rd, 2021 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #
Some interesting stats on how often hands show in Texas Hold'em #poker w/ 8 players after running 1 million games on a simulator I wrote for fun.  It's counterintuitive, since having 1 pair win is less frequent than 2-pair, trips, straight, flush, and full-house.  Winning w/ top card is actually rarer than straight flush with only 40 games.  So pretty much you should expect two-pair or better in most games played to the river and be more suspicious of trying to win with top pair or high card.  It also means if someone is playing with friends at a table, they can end up dominating if they play every game out to the river.

8 Players Played to the River:
Two pair: 260263 (26%)
Straight: 199774 (19%)
Three of a...[More]
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Asura's Wrath OST

August 29th, 2021 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Asura's Wrath OST by Chikayo Fukuda
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Playing Canasta Again

June 24th, 2021 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #
Playing Canasta again for the first time in ages since Yahoo Games went down.  Still winning most my games with no contest and remembering the last 10+ cards played.  If anyone wants to 1v1, I'm on Canasta-Palace.com Grin



Edit: And made it to 5-stars rating in one day. Bahaha!


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Man vs Reflection

May 22nd, 2021 | Posted by pftq in Stories | #
Guy punches himself in the mirror and hurts his fist.  He gets pissed, punches his reflection's face, and knocks himself out.

- a dream I just woke up from. If anyone wants to do this as an animation on commission, let me know lol
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Quantopian vs Tech Trader

April 19th, 2021 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #
So many people over the years kept asking why I didn't just build @TechTraderAI on Quantopian (besides the technical impracticalities), and here is the answer.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-16/quant-trading-platform-quantopian-closes-down

Some posts still online (example Reddit), but mostly in-person and at conferences/events.  

Especially after Adobe used a killswitch on everything built on Flash, the last thing you want to do anymore is make anything important on someone else's platform where you are dependent on them to keep things running.

Funny to think only 6 years ago I was naively trying to share everything like candy.  Different times for sure.
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Nothing Lasts Forever

February 2nd, 2021 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Nothing Lasts Forever by Benjamin Walfisch (@benwallfisch)
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Kagerou Project on Guitar

December 24th, 2020 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Kagerou Project on Guitar Cover by Osamuraisan (@niconicosamurai)
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Vocaloid Piano Covers

December 24th, 2020 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Vocaloid Piano Covers by tjpiano (@tojio_)
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Million Medley

December 12th, 2020 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Million Medley by marasy8 (@marasy8)
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Drifting

December 8th, 2020 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Drifting by Kristen Personius
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The Love of a Dunmer

December 4th, 2020 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
The Love of a Dunmer by Bosa (@JonBabbLiberty)
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Jet Set Radio Future OST

November 27th, 2020 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Jet Set Radio Future OST by Hideki Naganuma (@Hideki_Naganuma)
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Yorushika Piano Full Medley

November 17th, 2020 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Yorushika Piano Full Medley arranged by Polalice Alvireo (@PolaliceAlvireo)
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Past Becomes Myth

September 20th, 2020 | Posted by pftq in Stories | #
1. Kid watches people fly on TV. Parent: "Humans can't actually fly. Our bodies are too heavy. It's just a myth."
2. 1000 yrs later... Extremely fat kid watches people run on TV. Parent: "Humans can't actually run. Our bodies are too heavy. It's just a myth."
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Just a random idea for a comic that came to mind.
(but I do secretly believe we used to be able to fly)
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