Lesson 15/16

The same old thing happened!
I drove around, practicing manoeuvers.

Today (3rd May) drove down the Portway past @Bristol and then up park street, after that I’m not sure, but we did up going through Westbury and Southmead.

Did three or four turns in the road at the Downs. I also did a couple of left reverses and a parallel park.

Theory test next week, I’m doing a test run on Friday to see how long it will take me to get to the test centre.

First Driving Lesson!

Hooray! I booked my first driving lesson! (even though you probably guessed that from the title!)

I booked it with Drivercraft. It will cost me £8.50 an hour, and it is a two hour lesson.
The lesson is booked for Thursday at 2pm (GMT). Thats tomorrow!

I have mixed emotions about it.
I am happy that I have finally booked a lesson, its been 3years and 8months since I turned 17.
I am also nervous and scared at the same time, but I think that is only natural.

Watch out other road users!
Here I come!
Now I go,
Bye…

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone

This is how I celebrated the New Year with my dad and sister, mum went out to a party *sigh*
10 minutes to midnight and we decided to walk onto the Avonmouth motorway bridge, just what we did last year! Only this year we were at the bottom of the steps leading up to the roadway when midnight struck.
So we jogged up the steps and watched the fireworks from the start of the bridge instead of over the park & ride like we did last year.

So then, onto New Year resolutions:

  1. Get to where I/we want to get to early
  2. If I start a project, Finish It!
  3. Finish all current projects, like imfriends.rognty.co.uk or imgGallery
  4. Update website and blog more often
  5. Learn to drive
  6. Get a new job, preferably before my 21st, that gives me five months!

Thats it for now.
I’ll keep you posted!

No More Snow!

Aw!

Thursday night there was a few centimetres of snow, but this morning its all melted.
One day we’ll get a white Christmas, this year it is only four days late!

Though on Wednesday we had a light dusting of snow that looked like very thick frost, but it was all melted in a couple of hours

Lets just hope we get more!

Linux Rulez…

Cool, its boxing day, and I have managed to make a Christmas present work on Linux with no frustration, and I have setup two other things that I have been putting off for a while.

First to the Christmas present, its a USB 2 8 in 1 card reader/writer with a slot for SD cards, just what I wanted!
Reading the pdf manual on the CD tells me that on Mac OS 10.3 and higher just needs plugging in. One deep breath and its plugged in, check dmesg and it has been recognised.
Plug in the SD card, its put in upside-down (weird!) and a new icon appears on my desktop.
It has been automatically mounted under /mnt/removable
All my files are there. Whoohoo 🙂

The second success is finally getting DVD playback.
I was Stumbling around the web when I came across xinehq.de I’ve already got the player installed, it just didn’t want to play DVDs!
A quick google for libdvdcss, a download of the rpm and its installed
I have now watched the first five minutes of both “The Italian Job” (original) and “Johnny English”

The third and final success is the installation of the Belkin bluetooth adapter that I brought when I brought my PDA, 3 years ago!
I plugged it in, the little blue light stared to flash, and I downloaded BlueZ and managed to scan and make a short, but successful connaction with my PDA.
I also managed to find the computer with the PDA

Phew!
All that and I still managed to cook dinner!