By Thomas De Quincey
During this amazing autobiography, Thomas De Quincey hauntingly describes the surreal visions and hallucinatory nocturnal wanderings he took via London-and the nightmares, melancholy, and paranoia to which he turned prey-under the effect of the then-legal painkiller laudanum. Forging a hyperlink among inventive self-expression and habit, Confessions seamlessly weaves the consequences of substances and the character of goals, reminiscence, and mind's eye. First released in 1821, it prepared the ground for later generations of literary drug clients, from Baudelaire to Burroughs, and expected psychoanalysis with its insights into the unconscious.
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Typically, after 1 minute of not touching the phone, the screen dims and then the phone locks. You can control that duration by following these steps: 1. At the Home screen, touch the Apps icon. 2. Open the Settings app. 3. Choose Display. This item might instead be titled Display, Gestures & Buttons. 4. Choose the Sleep or Screen Timeout item. 5. Choose a timeout value from the list that’s provided. The standard value is 1 minute. 6. Touch the Home icon to return to the Home screen. The lock timer measures inactivity.
Figure 2-3: The Phone Options menu. 33 34 Part I: Your Own Android 2. Choose the Power Off item. A confirmation message appears, although some phones may instantly turn themselves off. 3. Touch the OK button. The phone turns itself off. The phone doesn’t receive calls when it’s turned off. Likewise, any alarms or reminders you’ve set won’t sound when the phone is off. ✓ Calls received while the phone is off are routed instead to voicemail. See Chapter 7 for more information on voicemail. ✓ The phone can be charged while it’s off.
Car Home may also appear as an app in the apps drawer. ✓ See Chapter 14 for information on using your Android phone for navigation, a handy feature available directly from the Car Home screen.
Confessions of an English Opium Eater (Penguin Classics) by Thomas De Quincey