The Blog of VinLark
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    VinLark HOLY SHIT GUYS ITS 12 AM JUST GOT BACK FROM A LIT NIGHT WITH THE GALS LEMME TRY AND EXPLAIN IT ALL SWLOEHWIRTGNOIUENWRGOINOERGJ

    Alright, so my school was offering this thing called "Dine and Ride" where it would drive us to a place to eat, and to homecoming and back. My date and me went (with her friends and mine). It was really fun, the highlight though was the after party. I'm gonna get to that later.

    So I was so nervous I didn't eat anything but a couple of pieces of lettuce, that would come to bite me in the ass during the dance. I talked with some people and met up with some people and it got to the time where we would go to the dance. We go and it's super fun. Me and her loosen up a bit and dance the night away. But while this was happening I feel like i'm going to pass out or I got slipped something in my drink, because either way I didn't feel too good. Then my friend informs me that maybe it's because I didn't eat anything and only drank water so my blood sugar was null. During this time I sing some Taylor Swift songs and probably when I got too loose. 9 a clock came around when we are bused back to Artspace (the place to eat basically). Here comes the after party.

    So we all get to the 2nd floor stage (where we dance) and we have this lit DJ that plays some pumping jams. I proceed to eat some more stuff to avoid death and then I dance some more. It got to the point where we were jumping and dancing so hard the floor actually started caving in. We needed to spread out to prevent this one part of the floor from collapsing. We then literally dance the night away. I leave around 11:45.

    All in all, I had a really fun time that I would do even without a date. It was super fun.
    VinLark Guess who got a date to the homecoming dance.

    This guy B-)

    Thanks for all the encouragement people.
    VinLark Woah finally a blog that isn't a joke? Damn

    Ok so this blog post is going to be on a whim, as Gbatemp was kinda down last night.

    I went to a highschool event after school, it was pretty cool. But there is also this girl I likes that went to it also. Near the end where we go onto the football field to watch the game. I start breaking the ice and it goes alright. As I am walking to the field the girl and her friend catch up with me. We talk about classes and such. Then the girl I like says "Ya know Vincent, I love having you in Algebra, you're so nice!". I also have her friend in my speech class so she says something along the same line. Her friend is also in my Algebra class.
    And this wasn't even coming from a place where I do their homework or something. I just talk to them in those classes.

    So a few minutes later we get on the seats. The girl is sitting in front of me and the friend is sitting next to me. The friend is on her phone talking to her boyfriend, somethings going on or whatever. The friend says "WOW did he really just hang up on me?". Me trying to be comedic or whatever just chimes in and says Yes. I get some laughs but then the guy on the phone must of asked who was that because the friend said "Just a boy sitting next to me". Then the girl I like leans closer to her friend and says "that sexy boy next to you." I don't react as I don't think I was suppose to hear that.

    So the game goes on and her and her friends talk about homecoming (more girls came later on). They get on the topic of her and she says something like "Well i'm just waiting for somebody to ask me" They make a joke like "Just keep saying hey to him everyday until he asks you". And the thing is, I met her by her saying hey to me in my Algebra class. She's said hey to me ever since.

    This girl in particular has been going across my mind for a while now. i just don't know what to do. I would have to have brain damage to not see the signs, right? I want to ask her for homecoming. I also want some other input, as i don't want to talk to my mother about girls and my grandfather is working all week. One thing that really got me was I couldn't see him last weekend.

    Alright there goes another blog.
    VinLark I don't really have any other words to describe it. let's go through it.

    WOAH NEW APPLE WATCH 3!!!!!

    56% FASTER BATTERY
    CELLULAR???????
    RED CROWN
    boring stuff
    Launches the 22nd go out and buy it

    HOLY FUCK NEW APPLE TV FOR THE 10 PEOPLE THAT STILL USE ONE?
    4K HDR?????
    DOLBY VISION????
    A10X PROCESSEOR?
    4X GPU PERFORMANCE?
    OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    Next up the IPhone
    A little throwback pressentation to the first Iphone
    then IPhone 8
    new alluminum band
    new 3 colors
    Aerospace aluminum
    7 layer color process
    MOST DURABLE GLASS EVER
    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FUCK APPLE'S NEW PROCESSOR
    A11 BIONIC BAYBEEEE FUCK YALLS CHINK SNAPDRAGON FUCK UPS A11 FOR THE WIN
    6 CORE CPU
    64 BIT
    4.3 BILLION RESISTORS
    METAL 2 HELL YEAH I BET ANDROID DOESN'T HAVE THAT
    APPLE IN-HOUSE DESIGNED GPU 30% FASTER THEN A10
    i don't really care about camera tbh 12mp camer ok
    OH OH OH OH WAIT WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT?
    BEST VIDEO RECORDER EVER IN A SMARTPHONE?
    APPLE WINS AGAIN
    BEST VIDEO ENCODER EVER
    GOOGLE BTFO
    WOAH ANOTHER BOMBSHELL
    SAY WHAT MY NIGGA?
    WIRELESS CHARGING?
    OPEN CHI STANDARD?
    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    COME OUT SEPTEMBER 15TH YEAH BOY IM BUYING 2

    OH WAIT WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT?
    ONE MORE THING TO BEAT ANDROID HARDER
    THE IPHONE X
    FULL EDGE TO EDGE TOP TO BOTTOM DISPLY
    STAINLESS STEEL BORDER
    NO HOME BUTTON
    ALL BASED ON GESTURES
    WHATS THAT?
    A ECOSYSTEM OF WIRELESS CHARGING?
    I CAN CHARGE MY APPLE WATCH, EARPODS, AND IPHONE X ALL AT THE SAME TIME ON THE SAME PAD?
    BUT WHAT ABOUT TOUCH ID VIN-CHAN YOU ASK?
    THATS OLD POORFAG TECHNOLOGY
    WE ELITES HAVE FACE ID UNLOCK
    BUT WITH THAT COMES
    ANIMATED EMOJIS YEAHHH
    UNICODE IS OLD SHIT
    WE HAVE ANIMATED EMOJIS WITH SOUNDS
    DOERSN'T PLAY ON ANFDROID GOTTEM
    AVALIBLE IN OCTOBER ON THE 27TH

    so what have we learned here?

    APPLE ALWAYS WINS BAYBEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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    VinLark [​IMG]
    This isn't a joke btw. This is what i've been using for the past 2 week. I use shitty public wifi and it stopped working on Arch Linux, so I run off a little partition of Android. it's suprisingly usable. I can do almost everything i can do on arch......well that's a lie but it works.
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    VinLark Well what have I been up too? Doesn't matter, here I am to tell you about my story.

    So I made the amazing mistake of installing iOS 11 Beta on my only device, I'll admit that was my wrong doing. It was going fine.....until one day it just wouldn't unlock. I didn't care, I thought I could just use Apple's amazing proprietary software known as ITunes to work.....I never learn from my mistakes. Well I go to iTunes and use my 10.3.3 ipsw file to restore. Alright, I've done this before with no problema. "Extracting Software" takes fucking hours to complete, but that's alright. I just want my phone to work. So it extracts the software and........... it gets stuck in DFU mode.

    No problem, I can just do that fucky button combination. Oh ok, it's still the same. I wonder what the problem is....

    OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ITUNES JUST DOESN'T DETECT IT ANYMOREEEEEEEE

    That's fine. I'll just unplug it, at least it tells me it needs to be restored r-right? So I restore it again, OOOOOOO BUT THIS TIME IT'S STUCK ON A BLACK SCREEN I LOVE YOU STEVE JOBS

    That's fine, I just had to put it in the restore process 2 other times.......

    So it gets past "Waiting for iPhone" and it actually does something. Awesome. It gets half way done and...............................................

    OH I FORGOT IT HAS TO CONTAQCT APPLE'S FUCKING NETWORK SERVICE TO SEE IF IT'S STILL BEING SIGNED YEAHHHHH

    Me having Ugandan internet going out every 5 minutes doesn't help

    and my computer says it has no internet connection dear god no

    ERROR 53 UR GONNA HAVE TO DO IT AGAIN

    I sit here looking at "Extracting Software" again. This has taken me sense 6am and it's 10am riight now. I have to go to work at 3:30 and I don't fucking need this. Itunes fucking STOP

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    Alright, it's doing it for the 7th time. Let's see how it goes. It is going pretty good so far. God have mercy please

    Alright, it worked. It went through. Now the final challenge.

    I made a backup on another computer, this is my only backup. If iTunes doesn't let me restore from this, i'm kinda fucked and iTunes is a piece of shit. Come on, please.

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    LETTTTTTTTS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Phone says Restore in Progress............

    come on

    Okay it's been 5 minutes and it's still estimating time...........

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    I literally do not have 4 hours, so I decided to fuck it and start from scratch.

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    What have we learned today kids?

    Get android
    VinLark Yeah you know what this is
    VinLark Damn man I hate myself sometimes. I got up and my tongue was hurting like a motherfucker so I put some super expired orajel on it. The real kicker was it was practically empty and it wasn't enough orajel to fit on a pin needle tip. But being me and me being super anxious about my health, I put it on and went to my computer. As me being anxious grew it started feeling numb in my mouth and It felt like I couldn't breathe. Felt like I was drowning in a way. I went up and started running around the house. I don't know what else I could do. I also drank about a liter of water. Now i'm just sitting eating a bag of trail mix. I don't feel like going back to sleep but I have to be somewhere pretty early.

    So GBATemp. How's your night going
    VinLark I shouldn't have to say this, but this is objective.
    objective truth :^)

    IDEs, I personally don't like them. Never have. I have actually never NEEDED to use them. Even on Windows. Now on Linux, I have a reason to not use them even more. I can create python scripts using
    Code:
    gedit name.py
    save it and then
    Code:
     python name.py 
    . This goes for most everything I can think of. MAYBE you would need to use an IDE for java, maybe.

    inb4 "you just liek terminal cause u a script kiddy lol"
    VinLark Grimoire, a game that took 27 years to create from the hands of Cleveland Mark Blakemore. He did everything from art, coding, sounds, and everything else. The masterpiece is finally out on steam. Offering 600000000000000000 hours of content it is the revolutionary game of our time. Children will be born with grand knowledge of this game. Better than Sonic Mania, Mario, and any of that sape garbage. What Mark has created has turned to tides of earth. Shaking the game market to the point that Grimoire is the only thing on steam. With 100000 players on steam and omega positive reviews, it's a wonder what took his so long. Hand crafted with his own DRM, and amazing coding skills.

    Grimoire is my GOTY choice, why isn't it yours?

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    VinLark Wow, has this month been bad or what? I wish I could say different. I really wish I could. It just gets worse every month. It can't get much worse. Maybe things will get better. I can only hope.

    I take a walk around my neighborhood everyday. It's nice and it's one of the only things keeping me sane. Theres almost nothing that can go wrong when i'm taking a walk. One day, I don't remember the day I saw an ambulance at my friend's house. I meant to call him that day. I never got around to it. Today I got a call from my mother that he passed away. Man, I have never regretted not calling him so much until now. I absolutely hate that it slipped my mind. In other news. Car broke down. School starts in less than a month. Out of work. Money stuff. Everything goes south during the summer but it hasn't gotten this bad. I'm at a loss and I don't know what to do. All I have is walking. Music, this specific podcast, Bible. It's all nice but how long will it sustain me? I don't know. John is a very nice book in the bible. John 12:25.

    Well, see you people next time I make a blog.
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    VinLark OSU, A weeaboo Nippon rhythm game created by a Australian white guy

    is shit. And let me explain why.

    OSU is, if not the worst game I have ever played, it's certainly the worst rhythm game I have played. I am a huge fan of music. I absolutely love music. I consume so many types of music. I've also played many rhythm games. Let me just put this out here, my favorite games are Audiosurf. Audiosurf is amazing and I have put hundreds of hours in the first game. Not so much in the second game, but I plan to play it much more. Audiosurf makes it fun just to put in a song and go. I can make a whole other blog post about this. Let me also put this out here. My favorite genre of music is Rock. As I see it, that is the catagory most neglected by the OSU community. Let me show you

    Ween (Alt Rock Group, Still Doing Music) - Est. 426 Songs - Only 2 Beatmaps (NO Qualified Beatmaps)

    Electric Light Orchestra - (Rock Group 70s-Now) - Est. Over 700 Songs - 4 Beatmaps (NO Qualified Beatmaps)

    Leonard Cohen (60s Gospel/Blues Singer) - Est. 300 Songs - NO Beatmaps

    Frank Zappa (70s Musician) - Est. Over 2,000 Songs - NO Beatmaps

    The Alan Parsons Project (70s Prog Rock Group) - Est. Over 300 Songs - No Beatmaps

    Hell, let's take a more known person. A LEGEND in the music industry. One of the best selling musicians ever. Johnny Cash. With Over 2,000 Songs, he's gotta have SOME beatmaps right?

    3

    He has all of 3 beatmaps.

    I know, OSU weebs are going to come and say "ohhh but it's all made by the community why don't you contribute and make the beatmaps"

    And they are right. It's all via the community. Why DON'T I make the ones I want?

    3 things.

    Beatmap making absolutely sucks.
    My Beatmap doesn't mean anything if it doesn't get qualified.
    I play rhythm games to relax, and not press out beatmaps like a machine.

    Maybe the community is just full of children, or people that just really like their anime picture adderall induced 500000BPM Electronic seizure music.

    Or maybe, OSU just isn't for me. I don't even play that well. I'll stick to my procedural generated rhythm games.
    VinLark Oh man look whos back. It's me after a couple of days. Probably a week actually

    Let's cut to the chase
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    So, to make this quick. Arch Linux. I moved from whatever I was using (probably Ubuntu gnome) and I have made the move to arch. How do I like it? It's really nice. It's certainly not a meme distro, to an extent. But it's certainly not a distro that just werks. I'm gonna be honest. I have had fun making the applications from Aur. It's more stream-lined than compiling something from source I find. It's really nice.

    A More Comprehensive Take On Arch
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    Well, let's get into the first thing about Arch. The installation process. I didn't do it hard core or whatever. I used Arch-Anywhere (which is a fantastic installer and everybody should use it.) It let me install all the programs I wanted right off the bat which was amazing. It rebooted and I was into Arch. Let me clear something up first. It's not as """"lightweight""" as some people say. It does the same performance wise as something like Solus (luv u bby) or Kubuntu. Even in a WM like i3. The DE/WM whatever I used and am using right now is Budgie, but I do use i3 also. I just needed Budgie for something. i3 is really nice, though it has some kinks that really shouldn't be there. Honestly, I shouldn't have to configure a daemon to auto mount my disks because i3 won't do it....

    But when i3 IS working like it should be, it works awesome. Though i3 config really is a bitch. DON'T get me started on the monstrosity that is i3bar and i3blocks. Arch also has all the applications I need! Which is cool. I just wish the mirrors worked when download wine and playonlinux.

    The Ultimate Cons of Arch
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    Almost nothing.

    Which is amazing. The ONLY problem I have with it is my WiFi USB thing. It worked great on every other distro (except any Ubuntu distro on 17.04) but mine has been cutting out and giving me really bad down speeds. But I think it's my WiFi point. It does this sometimes :/

    Closing Thoughts
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    It's great

    Arch is a really nice Linux distro. It has everything I need and more.

    Thanks to @TheKingy34 for helping me with all my problems with Arch

    VinLark Well, a lot has happened since my last blog (not even 20 hours ago). Let me tell you.

    Zorin OS: A Joke of an OS
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    Well, my first stop from Ubuntu Budgie was Zorin. It looked nice, and was more on the darker side (literally) of the Linux OS spectrum. It also came with Wine and some more things to make it feel like Linux (none of which I cared about). I try it for a bit and I really like it. Nothing particularly went wrong on the Live USB. I install it on my HDD and call it a night.


    I get up this morning. I get on my PC. Zorin boots up. But it takes a good 2 minutes. Solus took at the most 30 seconds, and this is on a 7200RPM HDD. This really hurts my experience, what if I just need to boot up to do something really fast, I can't with this OS. But I tread on. I log in and I download some stuff. Steam, Discord, whatever. I open up Chrome. Then I find something. Zorin is so slow. I have an okay PC. It is sure powerful enough to handle any Linux OS. But Zorin was crashing every 10 minutes, and I'm not even exaggerating. It's not like I was using some beta Dev build. I was literally using the ISO they had on the website. The damn OS crashed on git hub.com. I run VMS on my PC. Zorin was taking fucking 4GB of my RAM while something like Ubuntu Budgie took 2GB, and Solus wouldn't even be taking a GB on chrome. What the fuck.

    Alright, so I nuke it and go on to my second choice. Ubuntu GNOME.

    Ubuntu GNOME: The shining hope in a pile of rubble
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    I'm typing this from a Ubuntu GNOME live USB right now. I really liked Ubuntu GNOME. It surprised me. I have never used the GNOME interface before and how nice it was blew me out of the water. Installing it was another beast though.


    I install it like you would install any OS. Wipe the HDD and just install it in a LVM. Or at least, that's what I thought. It told me to reboot, and I did.

    And I got this.
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    What is this? Hell if I know. I didn't even do anything wrong. I don't know if this is how I burned the ISO on to the USB or what. But i'm going to try installing it again.

    Other Options
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    What is there to do now? If GNOME doesn't work, I always have Kubuntu. I was looking at Mint and after using it for not even a minute, I remember why I wiped it on my old PC. Mint just feels like a toy. I used to LOVE cinnamon, but I don't know what happened. I just need something with more meat then mint has. Gnome is nice, but Budgie is even better.


    Wish me luck
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    VinLark Holy fuck I hate my life. Let's start from the beginning.

    So, I haven't been in the right state of mind I feel since my last blog. I'm getting better you could say, but not where i'm comfortable. I've just kinda been riding life I guess. Nothing real exciting, but nothing real bad. I guess you can say right now is bad. I'll get to that in a bit. I have been trying to improve myself for the better. I've been taking walks around the neighborhood and cleaning up (excessively) and doing some other good things. I have taken a complete interest in the Bible and the word of Christ. I just wish I owned one. Having physical books always beat reading it on a screen. I want to buy one soon.

    So, about that ol' thing called Linux. I was doing good with Souls, and maybe it's because i'm not in the greatest mental state I decided to wipe it. I wiped it all. I made backups and then I switched to something called Ubuntu Budgie.

    Let's get this straight. I loved Solus. Solus was awesome. It just didn't have what I needed from an OS. It didn't have some key components I needed and most things you had to compile from source or even make a whole VM for. But It worked so fucking well, and I am now realizing my mistake. Let me rant for a bit

    Ubuntu Budgie is the worst thing I have ever installed on my computer, and this is including GTAV malware and "Ultra Xvid pack.exe". This distro is so fucking slow and buggy it hurts turning on my PC, and i'm sure it is physically hurting the HDD being installed. I can't EVEN FUCKING REMOVE LIBREOFFICE FROM THE GOD DAMN THING. I WOULD DO A SCREENFETCH BUT THE SHIT IS LOCKED UP. Let me put this in perspective for you.

    I could set up Solus with all what I needed in 15 minutes. Updates and all.

    This thing wouldn't even install updates in the software store, or anything for that matter. It didn't come with libtorrent and fuck you if you try to remove something, because you would have to guess when it was done. You don't get a nice loading bar to know when it's done. It's a fucking guessing game because that shit is going to say "Remove" until you reboot your fucking machine. I am downloading Zorrin right now. I just need something, and I might come home to Solus if this gets too rough.

    Oh yeah, and Plank doesn't even work half of the time. Never trust a distro coded from Indians