The Windows 10 Upgrade Debacle (Problems and Comedy!)

Here’s me trying to update my gaming PC from Windows 8.1 to 10! Problems arise when the Microsoft Windows 10 Update App decides my brand new AMD RX 480 GPU isn’t compatible with the “new” operating system. Yep.

(warning: occasional cursing has not been censored!)

Continue reading The Windows 10 Upgrade Debacle (Problems and Comedy!)

My 730€ gaming PC build

context 2 detail 1 detail 2On a Thursday in June, I ordered 457,11€ worth of PC parts online. As soon as they were delivered on the following Friday, I grabbed my camera and filmed as I opened the boxes and assembled my first self-built gaming PC! Enjoy!

After a few weeks of waiting, AMD finally launched its latest RX 480 GPU. I went ahead and ordered the model with 8 GB of VRAM (for future-proofing reasons):

Here’s a complete list of the parts used in the build: Continue reading My 730€ gaming PC build

(UPDATED June 25) A detailed look at the Impossible I-1 camera

UPDATE: You can now watch a recording of the Impossible I-1 camera keynote on Vimeo (embedded below). I have also added many interesting details about the camera to this post, including detailed specifications that were just posted on the I-1 website.

Bloomberg Design Conference 2016: Oskar Smolokowski from Impossible on Vimeo.

Sections (roughly): 00:00 to 10:00 (about Impossible and why they made the camera), 10:40 (first look at the camera), 13:30 (flash), 15:00 (app), 17:00 (example photos taken with the I-1), 17:20 to end (live demo).

As you have probably already heard, Impossible unveiled their IP-1 I-1 camera at the Bloomberg Businessweek Design Conference on April 11th. I promised you to write a post after the announcement to cover all the details that were unveiled. Here we are, 12 days later, and it’s not like I forgot to write or something. The problem is that there‘s was not much to report until now: Impossible annoyingly chose to postpone any info outside of some basic points of interest until May 10th, when the camera goes on sale. Luckily, the BW keynote video is now public, meaning I was able to add tons of info to the post. Enjoy!

As expected, the camera looks a lot like the ugly child of a Polaroid Land Camera 1000, an Impossible Instant Lab and a rotary phone:

I-1 parody
(images sourced from etsy, photojojo, gporetro, terapeak, fenix/soldiersystems)

Yeah, I was kidding. Not: Continue reading (UPDATED June 25) A detailed look at the Impossible I-1 camera

Analyzing the upcoming Impossible instant camera

As you know, I have a passion for instant photography and the cameras connected to it. I have personally tried nearly every format of Polaroid films that has existed (except the pocket, 500 and 80-type films) and played with cameras from most formats. Impossible has been teasing their upcoming instant camera on Twitter for a few days:

Also, ICYMI, Impossible now has a new website, located at impossible-project.com. This is what it looks like: big teaser image of i-type camera That’s right, the first thing you’ll see on their website is a giant teaser for their camera that is “coming soon…”. Coming tomorrow actually, so it’s about time to get excited and get the rumor-mill going! Continue reading Analyzing the upcoming Impossible instant camera

[Mac] [Tutorial] Enter emojis and special Unicode symbols quickly! ☯♛☀︎

I recently discovered a neat trick to access the emoji picker quickly and from anywhere on your mac: press the key combination crtl + ⌘ + space to summon a small emoji list whenever you’re currently entering text: Continue reading [Mac] [Tutorial] Enter emojis and special Unicode symbols quickly! ☯♛☀︎

UPDATED July 27: How to get DOSPAD on iOS – with or without a jailbreak

Another nerdy post! Yeha! Header image credit goes to TouchArcade.

Hot on the heels of my last post that focused on adding small tweaks to stock iOS 9 using modified iTunes Backups, here is a post about a previously jailbreak-only application running on normal iOS: DOSPAD. (A limited version of DOSPAD called iDos is available on the AppStore. This post is about the fully featured emulator.)

In case you’re wondering out loud, “Why would you want an MS-DOS emulator on your iPhone/iPad?”: Check out this YouTube video (Mac OS 8 on iPhone) and this article on TouchArcade (classic DOS games on iPad) for inspiration. DOSPAD is obviously more fun on iPad because of the added real estate and features, but it works on iPhone as well.

To follow through with this tutorial, you either need:

I’m making an iOS game: StarGame

Index:
How it all got started
“The game didn’t recognize any user input whatsoever”
Fast forward to half a year ago, …
Introducing StarGame for iOS.

To read more about my personal story of becoming a geek and iOS jailbreaker, this post might be interesting to you: Me, iDevices and Jailbreaking.

How it all got started


The project began about two years ago: as I was teaching myself how to program in Java, I decided to make a simple computer game to gain some actual coding experience. Its initial name was “SpaceGame”; I uploaded the very first teasers to my YouTube channel on the 13th of December 2013: Continue reading I’m making an iOS game: StarGame

Happy New Year!

I wish you all an exciting 2016!
Let me start things off by posting this LEGO clip I made on my iPhone a few days ago. I’m going to try to post more this year than I did in 2015, so let’s see if I’ll be able to keep that promise 😉

Ich wünsche euch allen ein aufregendes 2016!
Um meinen Vorsatz, 2016 mehr zu posten als 2015, gleich mal in Angriff zu nehmen, habe ich soeben ein weiteres LEGO Filmchen hochgeladen. Ich habe es vor ein paar Tagen mit meinem Cousin auf meinem iPhone erstellt. Das Videomaterial ist hiermit öffentliches Eigentum (public domain). Die Rechte am Audiomaterial liegen wie immer nicht bei mir 😉

C like creative.