Youth Allowance & Home Education

We received a letter from Centrelink stating that Douglas will receive the full amount of Youth Allowance. It says, “Your Youth Allowance is based on you studying full time at Home Study SA, yr 11 Secondary Studies with the course ending etc….” Wow we’re thrilled to have this letter/decision. I’m glad I did my homework … [Read more…]

Playing DVDs In Ubuntu

I’m very happy to say that I’ve got dvds to work in Ubuntu! I’m documenting what I did so that if I need it again it’s here or it may help someone else. edit /etc/apt/sources.list and put in the following lines: deb http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/debian sarge maindeb-src http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/debian sarge main Even though these lines are for Debian … [Read more…]

Home Educating, Youth Allowance & Centrelink

I’m enjoying year 11 with my son and year 8 with my daughter! Sometimes I wonder who’s learning more me or them 🙂 Doug is working his way through his yr11 maths book, learning system and network admin by helping me and reading copious books, notes, webpages etc. He’s also helping Jessica with her school … [Read more…]

World’s Largest Windows Error Message?

We went down to New York for the long weekend. Despite the 16-degree weather, we walked down to Times Square – all the bright lights lured us the ten blocks from our hotel. When we got there, we stood like, well, tourists, gaping at all the electronic billboards. And then, across the square, I saw … [Read more…]

TV Theme Songs

Going through my email lists this morning and someone posted a link to TV Land http://www.tvland.com I spent about an hour reminiscing over favourite TV shows and listening to their theme songs! It has a tribute to Don Knotts all this weekend too. Have fun, enjoy, a great time waster though so be warned 🙂 … [Read more…]

ScamWatch

ScamWatch is an Australian & New Zealand government website. It’s got info on current and old scams, different types of scams – online & offline, scam games, classroom activities & scam reporting!! http://www.scamwatch.gov.au I’m impressed, I’ll be using this with my kids and also in the classroom with all the adults I teach. It’s often … [Read more…]