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Video/Photo Editing Tip: Apply cross-hatch filter to images of demons and specters for contrast, depth

If you captured a hard-to-see, semi-transparent specter or demon on a low-quality camera, you can make it stand out more by applying a cross-hatch filter to the video or photograph using software such as Final Cut Pro or Photoshop.

The effectiveness of the cross-hatch filter, when applied to a specter, is illustrated in the newer version of Spectre of Demon Illuminated by Light; compare it to the original to see just how much it helps.

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Posted by on March 26, 2012 in Audio, Feature, Technology, Video


New audio editing technique reveals further dialog in "Noise Harassment"

Thanks to a new audio editing technique that eliminates noise and narrows the audible frequency range without noticeable loss in volume, I was able to discern a little more dialogue from the “Noise Harassment” video. Both the technique and the video will be posted soon. The additional discernible dialog is:

“Are you ready for the judgment of the Tuzzo people? ‘Cuz if you’re not, that’s too bad, because we don’t like fags, and we don’t like you. So, there! What a fucking fag! Stick a knife to your throat, and I’ll cut it for you.”

I also tried this technique on another audio file, twice, in different ways, in which the demons can be heard conversing. What you can’t hear in one file, you can hear in another. So listen to both of these:

NOTE | Without headphones, you won’t hear much of anything but static and noise; preferably, you should use earbuds because you can push them in your ears deep enough to block outside noise, sort of creating a speaker/ear plug combo. A completely quiet room is also key.

Most of the voices you hear are going to sound strange. They include:

  • A Daffy Duck-like voice, that does most of the speaking. He sometimes talks to fast, and, although you can tell he’s saying something, you won’t be able to tell what without slowing down the speed on your media player.
  • A couple of voices, that are really deep and loud.
  • Regular human voices, which are not strange, but say some very strange things.

Sometimes, if you’re new to them, the voices demons are hard to follow, because parts of their words are clipped, due to filtering that doesn’t work well with the sing-song way they talks. Almost all of them almost “sing” their sentences, going up and down the scale with each word. I don’t know why they do that, but it is probably to get you to listen to them without thinking about anything else; and, I think it is also a way they distinguish themselves from other demonic entities—not necessarily so you can tell them apart classification-wise, but I think that it’s a way of putting on airs, or separating yourself by class or rank.

If the humans sound like they’re not listening to the voices demons, it’s probably because they aren’t; but, I don’t think they’re trying to be rude. I think it’s dangerous to listen to them; they can’t help what they are and, therefore, what they do (their speech is like the Sirens, but for your brain, instead of your ship). It seems that all the humans I’ve recorded with voices demons in the mix, the humans invariably talk over them, switch topics on them, and mostly act as if they’re not there. If, and when, a human hears a piece of information they find compelling, they may comment once. Rarely, are the voices demons ever asked questions, though.

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Posted by on March 25, 2012 in Audio, Science, Technology


TECHNOLOGY | Upgrade your Huawei Ascend M860 (MetroPCS) from stock Android 2.1 to stock 2.2

The file provided by MetroPCS and Huawei for upgrading your stock MetroPCS Huawei Ascend M860 from Android 2.1 to Android 2.2 is:

MetroPCS | Huawei Ascend M860 | Stock Upgrade | Android 2.2

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Posted by on March 23, 2012 in Technology


TECHNOLOGY | Restore your Huawei Ascend M860 to factory specs (Android 2.1)

If you attempted to mod your Huawei Ascend M860 from MetroPCS, and now you need to put things back to where they were when you bought the phone, this file is provided by MetroPCS to restore your phone to factory specs:

MetroPCS Huawei Acend M860 Restore

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Posted by on March 23, 2012 in Technology


TECHNOLOGY | Huawei Ascend M860 latest modifications tested, working flawlessly

This recovery-ROM-gapps configuration has been tested, and is known to work on the Huawei Ascend M860 with MetroPCS as the cellular service provider:

NOTE | If you flash the recovery image via your computer (and not via the command line on your phone), you do not have to root your phone, which will void your warranty.

There are many choices of recovery images, ROMS and versions of gapps for this particular phone; however, I have literally tested every other combination, and only those specified here are known to work flawlessly over the long-term.

The key to success was simply this: processor speed. Modding with any ROM that defaults to over 600 MHz will not work; otherwise, there will probably be no issues. Knowing this now, I will test in the near future the installation of the very latest Google Apps—which I know will work for at least a day—after having reduced the default processor speed set by the custom ROM to 600 MHz.

If it works, I will regain the portable hotspot feature, which allows me to use the Internet service on my phone for my laptop wirelessly, and without a USB tether or third-party software.

Upcoming: instructions for those wanting to mod their cellphone to run the latest Android OS.


Posted by on March 22, 2012 in Photo, Technology


TECHNOLOGY | Huawei Ascend Upgrade Files

Taking control of your life—the goal of every demon—starts with your electronics, if you depend on them, which is why you need to be prepared to repair and protect them when disaster strikes.

When problems with my cellphone were linked to demonic-borne meddling, I learned how to repair it through the manual restoration of factory specifications, and how to dodge some of the problems thrown at me by modifying the phone, as well.

With the modifications, I am able to run the latest version of the Android OS, along with all the newest Google Apps. I can now use my cellular provider’s Internet service and the wireless capabilities of my cellphone to create a portable hotspot, and thereby connect my laptop to the Internet anywhere I go.

This, and more, I accomplished on my Huawei Ascend M860, which is a low-end and cheap ($99) phone, available at MetroPCS stores with the following software, available to download for free:

Huawei Ascend M860 (MetroPCS) Manufacturer Restoration and Upgrade Files (Stock ROMs)

Metro PCS 2.1 (instructions + download)

ClockworkMod (CWM)
Custom ROMs

Google Apps (gapps)
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Posted by on March 20, 2012 in Technology