Manic Monday

This morning I woke up when the alarm sounded at 5 am and went to a phone group based in America then got ready to head out to Antrim to get a train to Belfast to speak to Specialisterne NI about the 2gether project that they’re running for those with Autism. It would be good to reach out to others with the same condition. However, the ultimate solution is to find work.

Heading over to Antrim I thought I would avoid the bottleneck by driving to Whiteside’s Corner via the Rougery Road and then turn towards Randalstown. But a van was in front of me all the way from Ardboe with a light out and, whenever he turned to a shop heading to Moneyglas, I let him know his light was out. Then I bought a cappuccino and a builder’s breakfast and just missed what I thought was my expected train in Antrim. However, the fog this morning meant the trains were delayed and I got a train fifteen minutes later.

After the induction with Specialisterne, I felt exhausted. I got a taxi to the place where I get IT help from I was trying to install Debian from my ISO image and there was an issue connecting to the internet. The good news is that I can head over tomorrow and get help prior to an Open Source series of talks about Startups there. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

The drive home from Antrim was a forced exercise. My trousers were too tight and I felt uncomfortable. However, I got home safely and did laundry. Then later I drove to Moneymore to post my travel receipts and then drive to Cookstown to buy groceries at Lidl. Then this evening I moved the lawn before it got dark as it was still dry and the grass was long.

Feeling a sense of accomplishment today. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Haiku list about my day last Saturday (06 May 2017)

Turkish Barbershop!

Waiting for the opening!

Need to get a shave!

Drive home to Ardboe!

Avoiding approaching car!

Home from Old Coagh Road!

Using Ubuntu!

Using LibreOffice there!

And also use Skype!

Laundry on the line!

Gorgeous day for drying them!

Got them dried today!

Getting my car washed!

Only cost me four quid, like!

Then to Coagh Chemist!

Waiting to pass time!

Clearing out my mental block!

Keeps me occupied!

Newport County safe!

Was an almighty battle!

Winning goal near end!

Shopping at Lidl!

Drove to Cookstown yet again!

Got what I needed!

Blogged about a job!

Brother offering me his!

Great minds think alike!

Marks and Spencer tracks!

Research new song name online!

Posted from YouTube!

Talk to Skype buddy!

Needs pain killers for migraines!

Giving up smoking!

Barberโ€™s TV on!

Car renovation program!

Fixing GTI!

Living quiet life!

No local shenanigans!

Cleaner tells me all!

Last ditch call on phone!

Talking to support worker!

Let her know job news!

Preparing for bed!

Had a nice relaxing day!

On my iPad now!

House is still pristine!

Didnโ€™t even need effort!

Just donโ€™t do too much!

Spending less time on the computer

I have now committed to spend less time on the computer as I feel that I need better things to occupy my time. Now I’m in Cookstown Library, so perhaps I’ll borrow a book that tickles my fancy. (I’m not a great reader due to my impatience)

Today my car gets the MOT test, annual examination for cars aged four years or more, and I was able to get both a car wash and an MOT wash first thing this morning at a car wash place at the A29 outside Cookstown. Then I got a shave at the Turkish barber and spent a while at a cafรฉ for a social club I used to be an admin at for a chat and a bite to eat.

Also, yesterday I did up another improved resumรฉ using Scribus as my MacBook Pro has to be fixed due to broken keys; I type too frantically. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank God I now have a laptop with Ubuntu on it. Also glad that I know the command to install Open Source applications on Linux. ๐Ÿ™‚

I checked a magic 8-ball website and it said my car won’t pass the MOT today, but it has been wrong before. So, here’s hoping. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Angels walk among us

I have spent the entire afternoon in Belfast trying to get Ubuntu installed and a lady who came over to the IT place I go to in Belfast for this kinda stuff showed me how to burn the ISO file onto USB and install Linux. ๐Ÿ™‚ Now I am awaiting a Meetup at this place and am grateful that I passed the day.

Also, I found out from Specialisterne that there is now a free spot in the CR8 program after someone dropped out – I was placed in reserve – and now I feel that God has finally answered my prayers.

https://www.specialisterneni.com/launching-cr8/

Angels do walk among us. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚ Bourne Again Shell. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚