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How to Reboot a Frozen Huawei Ascend P6 Android Phone Tips, Tricks and Tutorials 15 JUL 2014

Annoyingly, my Huawei Ascend P6 android phone (a really good phone just by the way), froze the other night whilst browsing digg.com, remaining in its locked, unresponsive state for far longer than what I was comfortable to wait.

Of course, this smart phone has a built in battery, so unlike what I used to do with the Samsung Galaxy Ace, I couldn’t just pop off the back cover and remove the battery in order to force a reboot, meaning that I needed to locate the appropriate soft reset option for my Huawei device.

huawei-ascend-p6-take-screenshotAs it turns out, the same key press combination used to take a screenshot on the phone, as well as force a hard reset/factory reboot of the device, is also employed if you need to do a simple device reboot: To summarize, in order to reset your frozen Huawei Ascend P6 android phone, simply press and hold both the power and volume down buttons simulataneously, for about ten seconds, until the screen goes black, the phone rumbles, and then reboots (you can let go of the buttons when the screen goes black).

Note that key combination will work regardless of whether or not the phone is frozen – if it is frozen, then the phone will reboot, if the phone isn’t frozen, it will first take and save a screenshot, before eventually triggering the reboot operation (don’t let go of the key combination during the screenshot process).

(As a bonus, if you do actually want to do a full wipe, in other words factory reset of your device, first turn off the phone, and then simultaneously press the power and volume down rocker. This will power up the device and allow you to select the factory reset option from a boot menu.)

Problem solved.


Comic Book Art: Nightwing (post reboot) by Michel Mulipola Comic Book Art | Comic Books 20 DEC 2011

Samoan comic book artist (and professional wrestler to boot!) Michel Mulipola, put out this great piece showing off the new DC Comic’s Nightwing character (in other words, post their big reboot), featuring the now armoured red and black fighting suit which replaces the old blue and black garb we were so used to seeing Dick Grayson appear in over the years.

Very simple pencils following by very simple, if present at all, lines makes for a stunningly vivid piece of art. Also, note the subtle bit of symbolism in the sky.

Beautiful, just plain beautiful.

First Impressions… ThunderCats My Reviews 21 OCT 2011

For generations, the Thunderans have lived and thrived in the kingdom of Thundera, with the cat bloodline being the only race strong enough to ensure the fragile peace between the various species that inhabit the land. However, the legendary Book of Omens warns of the return of the evil sorcerer Mumm-Ra, and as such King Claudus together with his powerful Sword of Omens stands always at the ready.

However, an unforeseen treachery is about to change everything, particularly for the young and impulsive prince, Lion-O, who will soon find himself banding together with his adopted brother Tygra and the cleric Cheetara as they are thrust into a now unfamiliar world on a mission where they can’t rely on anyone and have to face off against what is now a fearsome Lizard nation, led by an evil incarnate, and supported by weaponry the likes which have never been seen before!

Now this is how an action-orientated kids show ought to be, no question about it. Having no real nostalgia of the original 80’s ThunderCats series to fall back on other than one or two of the toys I used to own back when I was a kid, and an image in my mind of the main character peering through the sword’s upwards curling hilt decorations, means that I wasn’t too taken up when the big Internet hype machine started up after it was first announced that they were producing an updated remake of what apparently was a pretty popular 80’s Saturday morning cartoon.

However, having now seen the first couple of episodes of the series, I am most definitely a converted fan. The writers have taken what is to be honest a fairly silly setup to work with and scripted a fantastically engaging fantasy world and storyline that does everything it needs to do in order to entertain both kids and adults (when I say adults, I mean adults like me).

Strong, likable characters, well defined villains and a clear series goal, in what seems to be a well thought out storyline which is so far certainly as thrilling and entertaining as what you could possibly hope for from an action adventure tale – and if that wasn’t enough, it even throws in enough throwaway and slapstick humour just to make sure the kids remain interested as well, without detracting from the show as a whole!

And have I mentioned the animation yet? Unlike recent big offerings like Wolverine and the X-Men and Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes which could have been ten times more enjoyable if they featured better, more polished art, ThunderCats weighs in featuring absolutely gorgeous anime-styled art with very fluid animation, courtesy of the well known Japanese production house, Studio 4°C. The end result looks amazing and combined with the great voice actor selection that brings everything to life, you are left with a fantastically polished kids animated series, that is certainly deserving of some praise.

So as a first impression summary, ThunderCats has certainly impressed with the first couple of episodes and by the looks of it, Cartoon Network has yet another hit on their television network hands! (In other words, they’ve got me hooked, yet again.)

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ThunderCats_(2011_TV_series)

Ubuntu: How to Reboot or Shutdown from the Command Line CodeUnit 10 JAN 2010

If you’re using Ubuntu or perhaps another flavour of Linux, there come a time when you need to either reboot (restart) or shutdown a machine via a terminal (command line) or shell command.

Of course, it does come as no surprise that in order to carry out either of these two commands, you will need administrator privileges on the machine that you are currently using, in other words, sudo is once more you best friend.

To shut down / power off your Ubuntu PC, type in the command:

sudo halt


sudo shutdown -h now

Alternatively, to restart / reboot your machine, enter the command:

sudo reboot

As always, more information on both of these commands can be found via the man system:

man reboot

man shutdown