macOS icon of Aether
I wanted to make my Dock look more comfortable so I made an icon for Aether by myself. You can try it now: https://jmp.sh/IsvDuYpa
Tabby cat, big breasts, pussy juice
Slightly revised on Clip Studio Paint and then upscaled on Pixelmator Pro.
masterpiece, best quality, solo, anthro, female, (tabby cat:1.2), (gray body), green eyes, pink nose, (long hair), black hair, (big breasts:1.5), erected nipples, (plump labia), pussy juice, (spread legs), by Michael & Inessa Garmash, Ruan Jia, Pino Daeni, iskra, personalami, scappo
multiple characters, (cross-eyed:1.8), (bad anatomy:1.2), disfigured, mutated, mutation, (extra limbs:1.5), (missing limbs:1.5), (deformed hands), (malformed hands), (multiple breasts), (big areola:1.5), chubby, long neck, collaboration, simple background, low quality, poorly drawn, ugly, (cropped), blurry, depth of field, artist name, signature, text, watermark
Steps: 65, Sampler: Euler a, CFG scale: 9, Seed: 2538896502, Size: 512×768, Model hash: 50ad914b
Statement about HYH Lion
On 1 August 2022, I must admit that HYH Lion cannot (or is not willing to) continue my commission. This August is three years after his initial deadline he promised, so I decided to choose today as the end of torment.
The latest or last draft was given in October 2019, and after an over one-year disappearance, HYH Lion appeared again, described his personal difficulties, and promised to give a revised draft within a deadline many times. He gave nothing until his new disappearance.
Since early 2022, he has not given any response to my messages, although he posted several artworks on Fur Affinity recently. However, I am not sure about if the artworks were posted by himself, if they were finished this year, and if they are done by himself.
A decade-long trust between HYH Lion and me, unfortunately, is gone. He can still send me a new draft or a refund, but I will not remind him about the commission anymore.
However, the great ideas for this commission should not be wasted. I will try to finish it by myself, and I may seek another talented artist to complete it, with a cost higher than $179 (USD in 2019), a price equivalent to what HYH Lion received from me.
A mistake on an artwork can be fixed easily, a deadline for a commission can be negotiated easily, but a trust between an artist and a commissioner cannot be recovered easily. I do hope this kind of crises will not happen to anyone, anytime.
A week with iPad mini 6
I don’t work on a tablet, and I seldom use the portrait mode, so the jelly display isn’t an issue. I do gaming, web browsing, social networking, and watching videos on a tablet more. That’s why I ultimately bought an iPad mini 6 which display is just slightly narrower than my iPad (6th generation), but it’s still significantly smaller and lighter, good for gaming and using it on the bed. Genshin Impact runs especially well on my iPad mini 6 with consistent 60 FPS and the just warm temperature. However, a few apps, including Telegram and Alto series, are not very optimised and there are some minor UX issues. Overall, iPad mini 6 is a suitable tablet if your usages are like mine.
Internet upgraded to 500M/50M
Since 30 April 2022, Meow’s internet speed is upgraded to 500M (downloading) / 50M (uploading), provided by TWM Broadband (台灣大寬頻). It was 60M/20M.
The following summary is generated by the command
networkQuality -v which is introduced in macOS Monterey.
Upload capacity: 40.399 Mbps
Download capacity: 452.926 Mbps
Upload flows: 12
Download flows: 12
Responsiveness: High (1967 RPM)
Base RTT: 14
Start: 2022/4/30 16:34:52
End: 2022/4/30 16:35:02
OS Version: Version 12.3.1 (Build 21E258)
The result indicates a speed slightly slower than what speed testing websites suggested, but seems more realistic.
Some benchmarks on Windows 11
Cinebench R23, Geekbench 5 and 3DMark benchmarks are tested on Meow’s primary computer on 11 October 2021.
|OS||Windows 11 (Build 22000.194)|
|CPU||Intel Core i5-9600K (undervolted to 1.15V)|
|GPU||Gigabyte Radeon RX 580 GAMING 8G |
(undervolted to 1.04V)
|RAM||Crucial 8GB DDR4-2666 UDIMM|
|SSD||Crucial MX500 500GB|
Unnecessary applications were closed before testing.
MacBook4,1 with Source Han Sans
Recently Meow bought a used MacBook4,1 at a decent price, but the battery and display panel were broken. Meow disassembled a broken MacBook1,1 and reassembled the parts to that MacBook4,1, taking 7 hours.
Update about Hubei artist
Meow successfully contacted HYH Lion on 28 June 2021, and figured out the reason of his absence for over one year due to personal issues (confidential). After an apology to him, the commissioned artwork has been resumed and will be finished later this year.
Alternative usage of DEPTHY
Many reviews on the internet have introduced DEPTHY, a three-dimension viewer by applying a greyscale depth map— the brighter the farther, the darker the closer. You can use DEPTHY to create an animated GIF so the objects can repeatedly move horizontally, vertically or circularly. Meow is not going to show how to use it, but how to use it alternatively.