MetricStarlight is getting about an hour of down time today so I can switch the graphics card over to UEFI mode and configure it to keep Prime95 up and running even in the case of a restart or power outage. Switching the GPU to UEFI mode should let it boot faster and it might get a minor upgrade in performance and features. To be honest, I can’t tell the difference, but I want take full advantage of everything my hardware has to offer. Thankfully switching boot modes is as easy as taking the side panel off of my chassis and pushing a button on the card. Sapphire put a blue LED behind their opaque logo on the button, so when UEFI is enabled it glows. You can see it through the fan grills, as the pictures show. It’s a bit like a heart beat from inside the rig. It reminds me of the faint crystal Doctor Who found in the TARDIS when it got stuck in an alternate dimension (the episode where the cyber men come back). The more time consuming process was figuring out how to keep Prime95 running in the event of a power cycle. First I had to set it to automatically start if power was restored. This required a simple change to a UEFI setting. Now if power goes out and is restored, it will automatically boot. The main problem, however, is that once it boots it will end up at the Windows login screen. If I’m around, I can just enter my password and Prime95 will start up as soon as I log in. But I want Prime95 to start wether I’m logged in or not. Currently I don’t have a solution. I tried adding Prime95 to the Startup scripts in gpedit, but when I logged in the CPU was at 100% usage and there was no Prime95 window. I assume this means it was somehow running in the background, but when I’m at my computer I want to be able to see the window, and I don’t want to have to change the setting every time I leave and return. I don’t know how to fix it yet, but I’ll keep searching the net.
Accompanying the Sun in its 250 million year journey around the center of the Milky Way is a retinue of small worlds. Some are planets, some are moons, some asteroids, some comets. We humans are one of the 50 billion species that have grown up and evolved on a small planet, third from the Sun, that we call the Earth.
We have sent spacecraft to examine seventy of the other worlds in our system, and to enter the atmospheres or land on the surfaces of four of them….We have been engaged in a mythic endeavor.
Alright, these are kinda adorable…
Much-MUCH better than sad, tortured, & unfortunate Wee Ones staring at the camera hopelessly. THIS might actually help THEM find homes too.
This really makes me want a cat. But I want a cat that only likes me and the people I like. I want a guard cat. If he/she thinks someone is a threat to someone I like, or to his/herself, or to me, I want him/her to act all quiet and adorable and get up near the aggressor and then CLAW THEM TO WITHIN AN INCH OF THEIR LIFE.
Oh god thank fucking christ.
I usually don’t reblog these, but I feel like some of my followers could probably use the reassurance. I definitely have these kinds of thoughts sometimes.
so i’m not crazy for randomly thinking such thoughts? what a relief!
Edgar Allan Poe had a name for it too: The Imp of the Perverse. he compared the impulses to a demon that urges people to do the wrong thing simply because it can be done
The compulsion to jump from high places is called “l’appel du vide" in French. The call of the void. I think it’s specific to that one instance, but I think it’s a cool phrase for this phenomenon in general.
I think about this with random sharp objects laying around, too. “What if I just jammed this into my eye or throat right now? … oh god WHAT.” Just… fucking christ, brain. Don’t.
Reblogging this again because most people don’t/never know how normal these thoughts are, and that can be a major source of stress. It’s okay. You’re okay. Just, you know, don’t follow through on that shit.
Sometimes I wonder if the occasional vivid images in my head of myself falling into traffic or tripping and knocking my teeth out or dropping expensive, precious things are points where I failed the mission and had to respawn and start over.
I almost always thought these were normal. They keep me on my toes and remind me that I’m alive. When I was little I thought they were evil.