One year since I began this blog (plus teaching myself Linux commands)

I have been inconsistent in my blogging, busy with other stuff, but a few weeks ago, a week after gran died, I was at an IT Meetup and learned how to create a Tarball file using Linux Terminal – I use Terminal on Mac OS X at the moment as my IT friend from Coagh is experiencing difficulty dual-booting my old MacBook with Ubuntu. Such is life. Trying to learn a few more Linux commands. 🙂 Bourne Again Shell. 🙂

Signed off Employment and Support Allowance today, hoping to do the same with Housing Benefit on Monday. I’ll be talking a chunk out of the account my gran had in her name, my name and my brother’s name on Friday and will arrange to pay rent where I’m currently at; though it will mean no more supported living costs. But I’m no longer a Charity Case. 🙂

Here are some links for my Terminal lessons;

 

Creating a Tarball GZ file; http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/creating-a-tar-file-linux-command-line/

 

Unpacking a Tarball GZ file; http://rebol.com/docs/unpack-tar-gz.html

 

Linux tutorial; http://vic.gedris.org/Manual-ShellIntro/1.2/ShellIntro.pdf

 

Watch out Wiggo, I’m out to see if you’re still juicing. 🙂

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Getting my Car Repaired (plus more signs of hope)

On Monday I will pay McMaster’s Autos the £400 to get my boot door, bumper and bottom of my car’s rear fixed. The past four weeks have been daunting, but I have come out smiling. 🙂

Yesterday I was at Glasgowbury for a creative skills session. I now wanna sign up for the Graphic Design and Photography, plus I’m gonna pitch a script for a minute-long; if it even is that; Comedy Short based on an outlandish ‘Culchie’ with exploits in his travels. (warning: it wouldn’t be for the easily offended)

Also, I have TWO Interview offers. One for an Admin role in a place between Ballygawley and Aughnacloy; an hour’s drive, so I’ll hope the car will be ready on Tuesday. The other is for an ICT Assistant at a School in Lisburn. Not only that, but I have an offer for voluntary work at a local Advice Centre. I’ll see how I get on on next Wednesday’s Interview first before I commit.

Becoming more visible has helped improve my outlook and it shows in offers for work. 🙂 However, I may require a guarantor for my Rent/Supported Living costs should I work full time.