A Vulkan and OpenGL overlay for monitoring FPS, temperatures, CPU/GPU load and more.






— Me@2023-03-07 09:14:51 AM



2023.03.07 Tuesday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK


Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA SSD


Final Fantasy 7 Remake Steam version testing result:

1. With GTX 1050 Ti as the GPU, the bottleneck is the GPU, not the CPU, even though my CPU itself was weak.

2. However, once the GPU got upgraded, the CPU became the bottleneck.

The following settings can make the game smoother:

3. Set the Texture to Low. However, I do not recommend that.

4. Set the Shadow to Low.

5. Set the number of background people to be zero.

6. Set the resolution to 720p.


The following are the less obvious steps to release some CPU pressure:

7. Turn Steam into offline mode.

8. Turn off as many as other programs as possible.

9. In the controller setting, change the controller from the default “XInput” to “XBox 360“. However, I do not recommend that because that would disable the game’s rumble function.


After these settings, the game should be able to load Cloud’s headache memory cinematic scenes.

— Me@2023-01-11 12:39:59 AM


10. If not, start to repeat pressing the pause button every one second when a scene starts to load.

— Me@2023.01.23 05:17:38 PM



2023.01.24 Tuesday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK


Factorio is a construction and management simulation game developed by the Czech studio Wube Software.

— Wikipedia on Factorio

— Me@2016-03-13 07:43:04 AM

— Me@2023-01-10 09:28:18 AM



2023.01.10 Tuesday ACHK

超整理法, 2



— 「超級」整理.超高效率

— 天下雜誌 173 期

— 孫曉萍



2022.07.02 Saturday ACHK





— 「超級」整理.超高效率

— 天下雜誌173期

— 孫曉萍



— Me@2022-06-14 03:54:57 PM



2022.06.14 Tuesday ACHK

Final Fantasy X

深淵 4


Shortly before arriving, Tidus learns that he, Jecht, and the Zanarkand they hail from are summoned entities akin to aeons based on the original Zanarkand and its people. Long ago, the original Zanarkand battled Bevelle in a machina war, in which the former was defeated. Zanarkand’s survivors became “fayth” so that they could use their memories of Zanarkand to create a new city in their image, removed from the reality of Spira. Once they reach Zanarkand, Yunalesca—the first summoner to defeat Sin and unsent ever since—tells the group that the Final Aeon is created from the fayth of one close to the summoner. After defeating Sin, the Final Aeon kills the summoner and transforms into a new Sin, which has caused its cycle of rebirth to continue. The group decides against using the Final Aeon, due to the futile sacrifices it carries and the fact that Sin would still be reborn. Yunalesca tries to kill Tidus’ group, but she is defeated and vanishes, ending hope of ever attaining the Final Aeon.

— Wikipedia on Final Fantasy X



2022.02.04 Friday ACHK

Fall of Cybertron

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is a third-person shooter video game based on the Transformers franchise, developed by High Moon Studios and published by Activision. It is the sequel to the 2010 video game Transformers: War for Cybertron, and directly follows the events of that game, as the Autobots struggle to defeat their Decepticon foes in a civil war for their home planet of Cybertron.

The game tells the story of the Transformers, fictional robotic life forms, and the final days of conflict on their home planet of Cybertron. An origins subplot for the Dinobots is also told, reimagined from the Transformers: Generation 1 continuity. Other subplots also tell an adapted story for several characters. Some of the voice cast from the 1984 series The Transformers return to reprise their roles, including Peter Cullen as Autobot leader Optimus Prime and Gregg Berger as Grimlock. Other actors return to reprise their roles from Transformers: War for Cybertron.

— Wikipedia on Transformers: Fall of Cybertron



2022.01.12 Wednesday ACHK

Minority Report



Minority Report is a 2002 American science fiction action film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Cruise, and loosely based on the 1956 short story “The Minority Report” by Philip K. Dick. The picture is set in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia in the year 2054, where Precrime, a specialized police department, apprehends criminals based on foreknowledge provided by three psychics called “precogs”.

— Wikipedia on Minority Report



2021.12.14 Tuesday ACHK


Logan is a 2017 American superhero film starring Hugh Jackman as the titular character.

— Wikipedia on Logan (film)

— Me@2017-06-12 09:24:16 PM

— Me@2021-02-21 12:43:45 PM


The movies X-Men (2000) and X2 (2003) are prerequisites.

— Me@2021-02-21 12:43:45 PM



2021.02.21 Sunday ACHK

一萬個小時 2.4

機遇創生論 1.6.6 | 十年 3.4











— Me@2020-11-16 04:55:18 PM



2020.11.20 Friday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK


Christopher Nolan, 2 | 時空幻境 4 | Braid 4


1998 Following
2000 Memento
2002 Insomnia
2005 Batman Begins
2006 The Prestige
2008 The Dark Knight

2010 Inception
2012 The Dark Knight Rises
2014 Interstellar
2017 Dunkirk
2020 Tenet



1998 《Following》

2000 《凶心人》


2002 《白夜追兇》

2005 《俠影之謎》

2006 《死亡魔法》


2008 《黑夜之神》

2010 《潛行凶間》


2012 《夜神起義》

2014 《星際啓示錄》


2017 《鄧寇克大行動》

2020 《天能》

A lot of Nolan’s movies are about some kinds of time travel.

For those movies, each has a unique time logic. Each is like a stage of the computer game Braid.

In Braid, there are 6 stages. Each stage has a unique time mechanics.

— Me@2020-09-20 10:36:54 AM



2020.09.25 Friday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

太極滅世戰 2.1

似水流年 2.2



近乎唯一娛樂就是看電視。那時,我還沒有電腦,更加沒有互聯網。那時,沒有什麼金錢買玩具。就算有新玩具,我有時會想:「怎麼辦呢? 很快又會厭倦。」


中途又有些所謂的嗜好,例如集郵,其實沒有意義。相對沒有那麼無聊的,有電腦遊戲。我的摯愛有 Simcity 2000 和 Chrono Trigger 等。但那也只是暫時的快樂,仍未能為我生活,帶來意義;遊戲完結時,感到額外的空虛。









幸好,後來發現,那不是事實。至起碼,中五會考物理,並不需要高智力,也可以奪得 A 級成績。十多年後,在自己有足夠的讀書和教學經驗後,我發現,我當年不懂做題目,主因是日校物理教師,只談理論,不會教題目細節。甚至,有些課題,例如電學,連他自己也根本不太認識。

一九九六年的那個暑假,我開始參加 Ken Chan 的物理補習班,開始一步一步的,解決了「空有目標,沒有執行之道」這問題。


— Me@2020-07-27 07:33:45 AM



2020.08.03 Monday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Simcity, 2


I bought this SimCity 2000 box in 1995. It was the first time I went to a big computer centre (mall).

At the first glance, I thought that it was sold at the price 800 HKD, which I could not afford. Luckily, the price label was actually NT800, which meant 800 New Taiwan Dollars.

So I could buy it at 200 Hong Kong Dollars.

— Me@2019-12-29 03:42:26 PM



2019.12.29 Sunday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

點石成金 8

The Metagame, 2



For a boring but unavoidable task, add an amazing context.

For an interesting but useless activity, add a meaningful context.

For example, I use video games to train my courage.

— Me@2011.08.24

— Me@2019-12-12



2019.12.12 Thursday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK