Wind

September 25, 2018 at 1:26 pm (Poetry)

I wish I was the wind
So strong and so free
I wonder if the wind
is ever scared and so weak
I wonder is the wind
ever thinks about the damage it causes?
is every sorry for the trouble it makes?
or is the wind just happy to be strong and free?

Written Tuesday 18 Sept 2018, 11:05

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Union Flag by Anchor

May 27, 2018 at 4:48 pm (Other Hobbies)

Union Flag by Anchor – ALR33

Its not complete, but I thought that I would share something more positive with you, that what I usually do. It might get made in to a cushion when its finished, I am not totally sure.

Union Flag by Anchor

You can purchase this from a good sewing provider or https://www.amazon.co.uk/ANCHOR-ALR33-Anchor-Living-Union/dp/B004002RE8

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I feel lost

May 27, 2018 at 4:29 pm (Poetry)

Wrote 12 May 2018 @ 10:25pm

I feel lost
alone
confused
and broken

I hurt but not where
I feel everything and nothing
all at once

I’m helpless, unforgiven
useless
What can be done?
I don’t know
I just don’t know

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Linkin Park’s – It’s easier to run

April 11, 2018 at 8:26 am (Poetry)

I have this going round in my head today!
Life is just a pain, you pick yourself up and then from nowhere something knocks you over again!

It’s easier to run
Replacing this pain with something numb
It’s so much easier to go
Than face all this pain here all alone

Something has been taken from deep inside of me
A secret I’ve kept locked away
No one can ever see
Wounds so deep they never show
They never go away
Like moving pictures in my head
For years and years they’ve played

If I could change I would take back the pain I would
Retrace every wrong move that I made I would
If I could stand up and take the blame I would
If I could take all the shame to the grave I would
If I could change I would take back the pain I would
Retrace every wrong move that I made I would
If I could stand up and take the blame I would
I would take all the shame to the grave

It’s easier to run
Replacing this pain with something numb
It’s so much easier to go
Than face all this pain here all alone

Sometimes I remember the darkness of my past
Bringing back these memories I wish I didn’t have
Sometimes I think of letting go and never looking back
And never moving forward so there’d never be a past

If I could change I would take back the pain I would
Retrace every wrong move that I made I would
If I could stand up and take the blame I would
If I could take all the shame to the grave I would
If I could change I would take back the pain I would
Retrace every wrong move that I made I would
If I could stand up and take the blame I would
I would take all the shame to the grave

Just washing it aside
All of the helplessness inside
Pretending I don’t feel misplaced
Is so much simpler than change

It’s easier to run
Replacing this pain with something numb
It’s so much easier to go
Than face all this pain here all alone

It’s easier to run
If I could change I would take back the pain I would
Retrace every wrong move that I made
It’s easier to go
If I could change I would take back the pain I would
Retrace every wrong move that I made I would
If I could stand up and take the blame I would
I would take all the shame to the grave

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Confused

February 20, 2018 at 3:58 pm (Poetry)

I am a confusion
enclosed in doubt
lost in the gravity
of mistrust and lies!
I am lost in the darkness
afraid to be in the light
not knowing who to turn to!
No-one can see me,
only the darkness!

Written 16-11-2017 14:55

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Not Strong Enough!

September 21, 2017 at 3:40 pm (Poetry)

Is this how it feels to be lost?
Is this how it feels to be alone?
What do they want?
Why is this now?
I am lost and confused.
I don’t care, but I care too much!
I don’t want to feel, but I feel everything!
I don’t want to be here, but I can’t leave!
I just want to be treated fairly.
But no-one sees me!
They just see someone who will do everything, whilst everyone does nothing.
I’m not strong enough to carry on!

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Path of Diablo

July 2, 2017 at 6:40 pm (Computer)

Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction has been given a new mod and its based on Path of Exile.

You require your serial keys for both Diablo 2 and the Lord of Destruction expansion.

Welcome! This Diablo II community server has one main goal: Increase build diversity and replayability with as little changes to the original experience as possible. Ladders happen every three to four months and always includes a patch which helps keep the game always exciting. Thrilled already?

Read on…

Path of Diablo: Skill Tree Trailer – YouTube

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GFX Labz – The new signature forum on the block!

December 11, 2016 at 6:44 pm (Other Hobbies)

The Staff of GFX Labz are proud to announce that tomorrow we will be holding our first SOTW competition! We are also proud to announce our Deviant Art Group is up and running and everyone is welcome to join! Everyone is also welcome to join our Discord server as well!

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Extreme – God isn’t Dead?

October 11, 2016 at 7:07 am (Poetry)

For some reason I have this going round in my head. I’ve not heard anything from Extreme in years, so this is strange.

God isn’t Dead? from 3 sides to Every Story

Ah look at all the lonely people, losing faith
In a world full of despair. No one who cares,
Wondering where God disappeared.

I see the pain in everybody’s faces, asking why
The God up in the sky didn’t say goodbye.
Please tell me God didn’t die.

Please tell me God isn’t dead.
Please tell me God isn’t dead.
Please tell me God isn’t
I wanna know if he’s
Please tell me God isn’t
Tell me God isn’t dead.

I wanna know

Read more: Extreme – God Isn’t Dead Lyrics | MetroLyrics

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Explained: why a reboot is the go-to computer fix

September 19, 2016 at 3:25 pm (Computer)

Explained: why a reboot is the go-to computer fix

Rob Miles, University of Hull

It’s the most common answer to our computing woes: when your PC or mobile is playing up, try turning it off and on again. Or, alternatively, rebooting.

To understand the concept of a “reboot”, it’s helpful to first understand what a boot means as far as computers are concerned. The word comes from the expression “pull yourself up by your own bootstraps”, which I’ve never fully understood, but apparently means “improve yourself by your own efforts”.

In a computer, the only program physically built into the computer hardware is a tiny one, called the “bootloader”. When the computer starts up, this program gets control and loads, or “boots” another, much larger, program which serves as the “operating system” for the computer. We know these systems by such names as Unix, Mac OS, Android and Windows 10.

The operating system does for your computer what your parents did for you during the first five years of your life. It organises the allocation of resources, fetches things and puts them away – and controls what the programs can and can’t do. However, sometimes the operating system can get itself into a bit of a state – like your mum or dad did when the doorbell rang just as the washing machine sprang a leak and your pet rabbit escaped.

A clean slate

If we give the computer too many tasks to run – or a set of physical events occur in a sequence that the software writers weren’t expecting – then tasks can get “stuck” in memory. Computer scientists talk about a “deadly embrace” that occurs when task A is waiting for task B to do something, and task B is waiting for task A to do something, causing them both to get stuck.


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In addition, as tasks run, they fetch and use resources such as computer memory and, over time, the arrangement of these resources will become fragmented and harder to manage, just like it is difficult to find things in an untidy bedroom (which is probably why your parents made such a fuss about it). A reboot may also be a temporary fix for problems caused by hardware that is becoming unreliable, particularly if things start to go wrong when components get hot.

Modern operating systems are very adept at spotting and removing stuck processes and also work very hard to keep things tidy, but sometimes a computer can reach a state where the best thing to do is start again from scratch. A reboot removes every task and then restarts with a clean slate.

As a computer scientist I’m always looking for the easiest way to solve a problem and rebooting a computer is a good thing to try first, before looking for more complicated reasons why a system is running poorly.

Fix-all?

There are two flavours of reboot, which are often called “warm” and “cold”. You do a “cold” reboot by actually turning the computer off and on again. A “warm” reboot, meanwhile, just reloads the operating system. Sometimes a warm reboot will fix your problems, but if some of your hardware has got itself into a state where it is not responding to any signals from the outside world, you might need to reach for the power switch.

One thing reboots cannot fix, however, is malicious software such as viruses. These horrid bits of program usually insert themselves into the boot process so that they get control next time the computer starts up. The only way to get rid of these pesky intruders is to scan your system, find them, and remove them.

In my experience the need for reboots is decreasing over time. These days I find that the main reason why I have to reboot my machine is to install updates. This is because it is very hard for an operating system to update parts of itself while it is running – rather like trying to repair an aircraft in flight.

Some systems are never rebooted. Things like air traffic control systems and the programs that run our nuclear reactors are left running continuously. These systems have the advantage that they only run one particular program and their operating system can be built around this code. However, for general purpose machines like the ones on our desks and in our pockets, the need for reboots will remain for a while. For me, it’s just a necessary consequence of having such a powerful and flexible device at my fingertips.


To hear Rob’s reboot joke and more stories around the theme of “reboots” – from a Syrian rebel group’s rebrand to the resurrection of an old drug that could tackle brain tumours – check out the fifth instalment of The Conversation UK’s podcast, The Anthill.

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Rob Miles, Lecturer in Computer Science, University of Hull

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

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