Posts Tagged ‘how to’
Jul 13, 2021
How To Fix Windows 10 Icons Not Updating

How To Fix Windows 10 Icons Not Updating
By Chongchen Saelee

I found a link to instructions that actually works for Windows 10 icons not updating. Prior to Windows 10, the icons were stored in %userprofile%\AppData\Local\IconCache.db and all you had to do was delete that file and kill explorer.exe and start it again. At least, that seemed to work perfectly in Windows 7.

In Windows 10, you’re lucky if it updates the icons completely. You can follow the same steps, and it might work partially, but you’ll notice some icon sizes not updating. It’s associated to the filename and folder, so it’s cached somewhere else!

Well, indeed, Windows 10 stores multiple databases for all different icon sizes now, and in a whole different folder %homepath%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer. So you’re gonna have to delete all of those database cache files in order to properly update your Windows 10 icons!

This article gives you the details on how to do it properly:

Hope this helps anyone from pulling their hair out.

Sep 29, 2014
Flash Photography For Selfies


As I learn, flash photography makes you look more masculine because the light is so hot. It creates very deep and sharp shadows. I had to pull them out with Photoshop, but that’s how it’s done. It emphasizes a man’s jawline. LOL. However, it’s hard to keep your eyes open with the flash and look natural. Oh well, Halloween’s coming up. Here’s my Svengali look. LOL.

Aug 21, 2014
How To Change The World

How To Change the World

By Chongchen Saelee

The first step to changing the world, or more relatively speaking, your world, is to conquer your fears. As long as you are constantly afraid of anything, you will never be able to progress.

Most people are cowards. They are afraid of everything. They’re lives are nothing but uncertainty. They are desperate. And desperate people take desperate measures. They’re actions are usually very extreme. And when you go back an analyze what triggered their extreme response, it’s usually due to something very mundane or trifling.

So if you don’t want to be desperate anymore, you’re going to have to realize you are desperate to begin with. You are desperate because you are afraid of getting better. If you’re working at a dead end job, plan to find a new one. But don’t quit it hastily. See, that would be extreme. If you have shitty friends, find news ones. But don’t make a scene. Don’t cuss them out. Again, that would be extreme.

And this is still very relative to yourself. If you want to change an entire community, or the world if you dare, then it does start with yourself. Change yourself. Find where you belong in the world. You can’t really change the world to fit you because that’s not realistic. You need others who are loyal to you to do that. And that’s not an easy task to win over minions. So if you are a force of nature, then maybe you might win them over. And that’s how it starts.

You change yourself. That attracts minions. And your minions will help you change the world to fit your vision. In turn, your minions want to live in your world. Otherwise, they have no incentive to help you mold the world.

I’m not saying that they have to be your friends. They just need to click with what you’re trying to accomplish. And that’s all it takes really. And idea can change the world.

Jul 17, 2014
How to Peel and Slice a Mango Asian-Style

Apr 27, 2014
Challenge: Document From Pitch To Home Run Via Craigslist/Backpage

By Chongchen Saelee

Now, I don’t know if there is a precedent, but my journalistic tendency is beckoning me to find some goober who would be ballsy enough to let me document their attempts at getting laid via Craigslist or Backpage. I bring my camera and film the entire process: hours emailing/texting, line-by-line play, getting groomed, meeting up, doing the deed as proof of concept, and then the aftermath. Confidentiality will be guaranteed. The only catch is that I get to reap the benefits from the documentation. Your identities will be concealed of course. This is probably the only time you’ll get this kind of protection by law, where journalists don’t have to give up their informants, which is what you’d be considered.

And who knows, maybe I can submit the story to Vice or something.

Apr 12, 2014
How to Bake Chicken… Without Poisoning Yourself!!!

Real tutorial. You don’t want violent and sloppy diarrhea do you?

Mar 19, 2014
How to Cook Plantain with Butter, Sugar, and Bacon Bits!!!

Simple. I butter up a baking sheet. Slice up a plantain. Bake that sonbitch at about 350°F for about 30 minutes until it’s golden brown. Dust a plate lightly with granulated sugar. Flip those slices from the baking sheet onto the sugared plate. Sprinkle some bacon bits on top of that mess.

Et voila! You just fed yourself for the night, big boy!

Feb 21, 2014
How to Gain More Views on YouTube!!!

Dec 22, 2013
Solution: HPMediaSmart DVD on HP Laptops stop playing Blu-ray discs

Solution: HPMediaSmart DVD on HP Laptops stop playing Blu-ray discs
By Chongchen Saelee

See, after 2012, 20th Century Fox slapped a bunch of their newly authored Blu-rays with BD+ and some other fancy DRM (digital rights management) techniques. So in order for you to play their content, you need to use their authorized firmware aka Blu-ray software players.

Unfortunately, if you’re an owner of an older Hewlett-Packard laptop who is stuck using their built-in media player software such as HPMediaSmart DVD, and you don’t have software upgrade or update support anymore, then you might be SOL or forced to buy a new commercial Blu-ray software that will play newer titles (Who has USD$100 lying around these days, especially to watch Blu-rays that have been collecting dust on our shelves for more than half a decade?).

HP, however, provided HP laptop owners with a FREE STANDARD VERSION of PowerDVD 10. The file is ~150 MB. (more…)

Dec 4, 2013
Dr. Jinseng Kwak Explains Good Satire vs. Bad Comedy