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Mikus on film

February 24, 2020 5:44 pm Leave your thoughts

Is anyone even reading this here? Tell me in the comments if you do :-)

Another week of Miku-weekend has passed, and despite no Yuki Miku Live this year, I still enjoyed it a lot :3

Don’t have much to say but I also returned to shooting on film for the time being, and here’s some of the shots throughout that week.

One thing to note is that this time my photos have a ton of grain for some reason. Tell me in the comments if you know why that might be, but I’m considering the following may be the reason:

  • Bic Camera’s Film-to-iPhone service operates at a mere 2MP resolution, which kills all the point of shooting on film and creates some grain interference/aliasing noise? (and if you bring them your negatives to print, they digitize it and print from digital, so don’t bother with that! At least if you’re doing Fujifilm, I’m trying KODAK next time)
  • Having a professional camera such as the Canon EOS 5 I’m using now, compared to the ZENIT-E I used to have before, makes you wanna reduce blur and use it’s capability of going as fast as 1/1000 — as a result you win in exposure time, but lose in aperture and ISO
  • Also, well, I never shot on film faster than ISO200, but even though I’ve heard faster film is more grainy, is it really that bad???

Moving to Japan — Part 1: My mistakes, and preparing to move

October 15, 2018 3:29 pm Leave your thoughts Japanese CoE

So, as you may know from the previous post, I am about to move to Sapporo to work with a company called AD-Interactive in software development.

It all started this year while I was finishing my bachelor’s degree, I thought — why not try to get a job somewhere in a different country, though that was mostly impulse and just for fun. I went with Japanese companies because I haven’t been to any other countries, at least not to any that impressed me as much as Japan.

And despite it being just for fun, in the end I actually passed the interview and got a job in ADi.
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Here is the news

October 6, 2018 1:17 am Leave your thoughts

Hey guys, I’m still here and not dead just yet! :-)

It’s been a crazy amount of time since my last post on this blog, in fact, the whole Genjitsu Labs website has been under construction for all that time.
But, you know, it seems like done to me. It’s become a central hub of links to various web profiles of mine, so why bother extending it any further? It also hosts my projects just fine, so it’s doing everything it should.

Things have been going on like hell in here.
During all this time I’ve acquired a lot of new interesting vintage hardware, learned to code for the ZX Spectrum in assembly (wanted to do that since a looooong time ago!).
Went many places, as far as Nishinomiya, the town where the Suzumiya Haruhi anime was filmed if I may say so, or Tomsk, which showed me that Siberia isn’t really as cold as they say.
Moved in to my very own home, just to get ready to move to Sapporo for at least a year, but who knows.
Met new people with amazing ideas, and done a lot of interesting things.

In the light of the fact that I won’t be able to take much of my equipment with me, I want to resurrect this blog for the time being.
So, should I write about the things to come, or the things that were? Tell me in the comments if you’d be interested in something in particular :-)
And stay tuned on other media as well, as those are still much more updated…

iSounds Workspace Dump

June 30, 2015 2:21 pm
not-quite-picrelated, unless you’ve been quite interactive with me back in 2012

After I’ve abandoned iSounds, there were some demands of ressurecting it, but nobody contacted me to take over the project.

So I’ve put up a workspace dump for it. It’s totally unsorted, might contain some useless stuff or not contain something useful, comes as is. The tweak itself is pretty trivial and it may be easier to just rewrite it but keep compatibility with the old tweak.

Heck, was I, like, 14 years old when making it?!

Grab the workspace →

Anyway 2012 was a great year!
Thanks for remembering iSounds. Thanks to all of you who were donating to support development. Thanks to everyone who was constantly twittering at me in expectation. Thanks to those who sent me fine emails and SMS messages on the release day, so much of them I had to leave my phone off most of the time so it wouldn’t be constantly ringing in class.

This project took a great part in determining my life path back in the day. It was something to go to when the reality was not good enough. It helped me make some necessary decisions.
And I hope for someone who picks it up, it will do that much good, too.

An idiot’s dream come true (7 years later)

August 28, 2014 9:03 pm

So, from now on, this will be my primary desktop. Let’s see how it goes.

The only downside is 64 Mo of VRAM, which is not quite the biggest video card out there, but I might upgrade it someday.

As usual, thanks to Daniil for helping me get this thing here from Moscow.
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iSounds is done with

April 29, 2014 8:07 am Leave your thoughts

A couple of weeks ago TechXero of iG33kstas told me they’re canceling their hosting. And so that will end the life of the iSoundStore.
Yesterday I opened iSounds on my 5.0 iPhone 4 and tried to download a sound set. But all I got was a big red «Failed» caption…

Yeah, even though I haven’t updated it for quite a long time, it’s been a tweak that changed my life.
Sadly I can’t work on it anymore.
If anyone wants to take their turn on the project, drop me an email.

Rest in peace, iSounds.