Monday, January 31, 2011

Analysis on Sociological Imagination of C. Wright Mills

Analysis on Sociological Imagination of C. Wright Mills

After the multiple comprehensions I did in reading the writings of C. Wright Mills, I summed up to an idea that people do not see how the changes in history affect them. I came up to the reason that to be able to know what is happening within an individual, he should be able to possess the quality of mind connoted by Mr. Mills – the Sociological Imagination – that will help him to use information and to develop a reason in order to achieve lucid summations of what is going on in the world. Through realizing and understanding in which part of the society and of the history he contributes and he may take part, he can know his own chances in life.

People are not aware of where they should place themselves in the society. They tend to believe and view themselves as strangers because they sense that their private lives are a series of traps. That’s why they found themselves incapable of providing solutions to their own troubles. They don’t rely their problems in the different institutions of the society but merely in the personal situation and character of an individual.

It is the uneasiness itself that is the trouble; it is the indifference that is the issue – the idea that came from Mr. Mills – and I agreed with him. Through the ideas of this man, I discovered the real meaning of the anxiety I feel about my life. Now that I’m struggling with the troubles that I’m experiencing, such ideas are absolutely very helpful that I learned to see things not only in their physical values but beyond it, and to trace it in what institution of society it bear upon. I realized that through relating or linking the individual’s life in society is the best way to understand his own social position, his cherished values, his troubles, his uneasiness, his milieu, and his life. He’s right, isn’t he? That society itself is the ultimate solution to an individual’s trouble; and that an individual is the principal answer to the social issues.

Sociological imagination is really a quality of mind that everyone should possess. It will enable us to view the distant horizon in our naked eyes. For me, it isn’t hard to try the opportunity to grasp this new way of thinking. And for now, may I just say that pursuing this sociological imagination and its promise is now one of my targets in life, to discover and gain it through time.

Adobe Photoshop Trouble Shooting - Could not initialize photoshop because the file is locked

Adobe Photoshop Trouble Shooting - Could not initialize photoshop because the file is locked

Situation: Your scratch disk ( usually C:\\ ) is full and you can't save the project you are doing in Photoshop. So you tried to used the other partition of your hard drive ( may be D:\\ ) as scratch disk as well. 
In Edit > Preferences > Performance >
"You unchecked C:\\ and you checked D:\\" and then you restart the photoshop program.
Then the problem occurs.

Problem: An alert box will say
"Could not initialize photoshop because the file is locked..."
and the photoshop will close when you click "Ok" or "Close/X" and the photoshop will not work anymore.

Answer: You have to edit/modify your Preferences > Performances to default again, to restore the default setting of the scratch disk. But since you couldn't start the program. You can edit it in its folder.

C:\\Documents and Settings\"you username"\Application Data\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS(3)\Adobe Photoshop CS(3) Settings\Adobe Photoshop CS3 Prefs
Solution:

Rename the file Adobe Photoshop CS3 Prefs. Rename whatever name you want, it just have to be renamed so the photoshop will not read its settings in that preference. Rename it like "Adobe PS CS3 prefs old" or "old prefs" or whatever. Then launch the program. it's back to normal.

Additional:If your still have a problem with your full scratch disk, you can used your spare partition drive by checking it in Edit > Preferences > Performance >
BUT DON'T CHANGE THE C:\\, IT SHOULD BE CHECKED

Notes: Location may be vary or different from the example but it is close to that.
This solution is applicable to Adobe Photoshop CS3, but i don't know if it works in other versions as well.

C:\\Documents and Settings\"you username"\Application Data\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS(3)\Adobe Photoshop CS(3) Settings\Adobe Photoshop CS3 PrefsIf you can't see the "Application Data" folder go to Tools > Folder Options > View and click View hidden pages

Reference: I got the best help from this link:
http://rareexample.ca/2007/11/16/cs3-could-not-initialize-photoshop-because-the-file-is-locked-error/

You can search other references by asking Google "Photoshop file is locked"

Reminder: Before modifying or editing your settings be sure to browse the Internet for help or ask other people for information so you will not do what you shouldn't do. Try on majority answers. And, as a user, do not modify your computer's setting if you are not sure.