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Month: September 2011

No Rest For The Weary

No Rest For The Weary

The following text is a random piece I have thought up within 20 minutes in school before chasing for the last bus. It is nothing fanciful, nothing spectacular, but just an expression of my current thoughts, feelings and mood.

I shall not sleep,
I shall not rest,
I shall not falter,
Till I end these right.

I shall not hope,
I shall not insist,
I shall not long,
Till I get this right.

I shall not hue,
I shall not cry,
I shall not moan,
For this is my want.

I should chase,
I should dream,
I should persist,
For this is my wish.

I will endure,
I will last,
I will stand,
For this is my trial.

There is no rest,
There is no peace,
There is only eternity,
For the weary.

On the receiving end of DMCA notice

On the receiving end of DMCA notice

Frankly, I would not care much as sometimes the materials I upload is indeed copyright infringement. But hey, that is to share! Anyway, those are in the minority. However, I have received one DMCA notice on Facebook:

Hello,

We have removed or disabled access to the following content that you have posted on Facebook because we received a notice from a third party that the content infringes their copyright(s):

Group: LTB

Now, I would not mind if they take down the content, but at least do let me see what is the content that is being taken down first. Be like YouTube where at least a screen grab of the offending video with the title is shown to the user. In this case, they took down the entire group, a closed group to boot with at the most 6 other users have access to it? Hell, it is a school project group. Who would be interested in taking down the content from there? And in the first place, other than my groupmates, who would have the access to the content? And also, they did not tell me who or which organisation stake the claim on my group. If it is my group title, there are plenty of groups with the same title.

Out of curiosity and for a want of explanation, I tried looking for a reply-to email (which was unfortunately, not supplied with the notification email) for an explanation. After clicking numerously through their Help site, I landed on the counter-claims page. And file it, I did. You would too if you are lost and wondering if there is a direct line of communication for you to seek explanation.

Freezing laptop

Freezing laptop

No. My laptop is not ice-cold. It is just that the screen begins to freeze up by itself. This despite me doing the following:

  • Updating the driver to the latest working one, which just came out a few days ago.
  • Shutting off the PCI Power Management thing as recommended by several people on forums.
  • Render a balanced 3D output through the nVidia Control Panel.
However, with each successive step, the severity of the freezing lessen. As a measure, I decided to switch of the Aero feature as well. Hopefully this helps.
In any case, this warrants another visit to the support center to get the graphics card checked.
No thanks to this, I spent precious hours getting this out of my way.
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