2011-10-31

Chat Logging bot for DC++

First Things First
  1. I don't know it the bot will work with any other hub software or protocol other than YnHub (which uses NMDC protocol).
  2. The bot has been tested only in DCDM++ v 0.401, and it is still working fine on a system with 768 MB RAM and a crappy processor.
Functions of Bot:
  1. Able to log the complete main-chat, upto the maximum length of 800 characters each line.
  2. Stores the chat log in files names as <day>_<month>_<year>.txt format.
  3. The storing and opening is set in dcpp Listener, so the file get created automatically when the system time beomes 00:00 hours.
  4. There is a user score generator and top chatters facility available.
Required:

  1. DCDM++ client. (Preferably 0.041)
  2. A working hub (to test, or log on).
  3. Folders made in the following manners: "<year>\<month>". I have it prepared for 12 years.
  4. A file named "ChatLogHelp.txt" with following data inside it:


Okay, so now, what we need is the main LUA script which will work. Here'e that too:

2011-05-09

Dexter Appears in Powerpuff Girls

The animation director of the series "The Powerpuff Girls" was Genndy Tartakovsky; who is also credited for Dexter's Laboratory and Samurai Jack. So; it was by chance or by-his-will that he put Dexter in the Pokey-Oaks Kindergaten school near Townsville. ;)

Those of you; who are not acquainted to Dexter or Powerpuff Girls should first check these pics(or click the respective words for wiki links).

Dexter (Dexter's Laboratory) The Powerpuff Girls




Now, the following screenshot has been taken from The Powerpuff Girls Season 01 Episode 06; from the half titled "Powerpuff Bluff" in which three guys try to mimic the girls(the picture is at the bottom). The following frame is followed right after the guys being shown.


Dexter appears in Powerpuff Girls


Rough Guys mimicking Powerpuff Girls 

2011-03-29

Adobe Photoshop Flare Effects












We all know about the powers which Adobe Photoshop possesses within itself. With newer and newer effects and properties being added to play around with; there is something named Flare Effect in it. Flare is something you notice in a picture taken with an intense source of light in the background. It gives a shine to metal objects; eyes etc. in the picture. This effect can be easily inserted into any image anywhere now. Here's how:


Open file
  • First of all; open the image you want to add flare effects to in Adobe Photoshop. I am using Adobe Photoshop CS5 for this tutorial. The file used for the same has been already colored by me and was drawn by my friend "Tarun".

    Unlocking Base Background layer
  • Next; either unlock the base background layer; or duplicate it. I would recommend unlocking it. Just double click on the lock icon in the layers panel.



    Unlocking Layers
  • After you double click on the lock; you'll be presented by the screen shown here. I am naming this layer now as 'girl'. You may name it anything you want. The names do not affect the final result.


Multiply Mode
  • After the above step, change the mode property in the same window to 'Multiply'.


Creating New Layer
  • Now, create a new layer just above the layer 'girl' and simultaneously press "Shit + BKSP" to open up a new window shown and told about in next step.



Fill Layer with Color
  • Here you may change the properties of the layers. Hence, chose Color in the Use property. This is to fill the whole layer with uniform color.


Chose Color
  • A color picking window shall be presented to you. Also; the mouse cursor changes to color picker when you move around anywhere(even outside of Photoshop Window) to chose color. Here I shall be using pure Black color.

Adding Lens Flare
  • After choosing color, you will see the screen as shown here. The Lens Flare is an inbuilt effect in Adobe Photoshop; and you'll find it in Filter Render > Lens Flare... Click and chose this filter to be applied on newly created layer.

    Change to Screen Mode
  • Set the screen mode for this layer as "Screen" for the flare to look natural(which it isn't). This can be done as shown in this adjoining image.


Chose Move Tool
Move Flare to desired position
  • The change in layer modes effects the view of the image. As you will notice; now the flare can be seen effectively on the layer 'girl'. Now we only have to set it at some position of our choice. This is achieved by the 'Move Tool'. After setting the flare to the desired position; we may stop and work on other effects.

  • After achieving the required position and effect; I applied a similar flare to the girl's right eye. And the final result is as depicted below.

Girl with flare in eyes

    2011-03-10

    Browsers - Always at war?

    The browser war has always continued and probably will always be in action.


    The most important fact giving rise to the same is "the difference in browsing speeds". Almost all the browsers clain to be the fastest browser ever on Earth; which can of course be never true. So, to look into the matter; and to cut the long talks to short; I tested the brwsing speeds of 3 different free-browsers, which I prefer, namely: Opera, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.


    The results are solely based on the speed tests by the website http://www.speedtest.net; I have to say no more. Watch the video for the speed test results.


    P.S.: If you think/feel that you're unable to understand the language or something, please let me know. Smile


    P.P.S.: Those with slow internet speeds, or inability to watch YouTube videos, or just lazy enough to watch the video can check out the three images; hosted on 'speedtest.net'; at the bottom.



    1. Opera
      Opera Browser
    2. Mozilla Firefox
      Mozilla Firefox Browser
    3. Google Chrome
      Google Chrome Browser






    2011-01-30

    PAL - Sunidhi Chauhan Live Concert

    As I mentioned in my previous blog-post that Sunidhi Chauhan's live concert was preplanned on 23rd January, 2011.

    Sunidhi Chauhan: She is credited with over 2000 songs and rose to fame with her first film Shastra. She has now become a household name after her latest numbers Sheila ki Jawani, Beedi Jalaile and Dhoom Machale. Surely a night you wouldn’t want to miss.

    She rocked not only the students in Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur; but the whole of the city of Kharagpur and nearby one too. The night will be unforgettable for all of the people who did attend the concert. And those who had the opportunity will be repenting for most of their life.

    Enjoy the glimpses of the concert here.

    2011-01-23

    Hasya Kavi Sammelan

    Spring Fest is IIT Kgp's(Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur). It is held annually in the month of January. This year in 2011, it has been organised from 21st January to 24th January. All these 3 days and 4 nights will be like no other day before in my life. The starting of the event took place with a Hasya Kavi Sammelan on 21st at night. It was a two hours long stand-up comedy event.



    This is a six-videos playlist in YouTube. I hope you'll all surely like it. For the full event, you should've been here on the day. ;)



    Today(i.e. on 23rd January) a concert by Sunidhi Chauhan has been scheduled at 7:00 PM; and tomorrow (on 24th) the well-known metal band TesseracT will be performing.



    Those who are unfamiliar with TesseracT(s), here is small info about the band, and people:

    UK-based metallers TesseracT will celebrate the dawn of a new decade with something truly special when they unleash their debut album ‘One’ in early 2011.

    The record will mark the realisation of a bold, experimental creative vision that began in 2003 as a solo writing project in the mind of guitarist Acle Kahney and has subsequently spawned one of the most hotly tipped metal bands in the UK.



    TesseracT has performed once in Bangalore. Here is a peek at their concert:

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