No puzzle today
Friday, March 06, 2020
Yes, I didn't start a puzzle today. I meant to, but I was working on my Linux laptop longer than I planned. Last night, I was going to see bout getting out my Linux laptop and putting Journey on it. It's the journal app I used on my Android phone, my MacBook Pro, and online. I saw where it said you could download a Linux version. I was excited so I got the laptop out last night, plugged it in and booted it. It booted and then I got an error message about missing packages. What? ARGH! I used my Google Foo to look up a solution. I went through the steps and it started loading. Yay! But, it just kept loading. For over an hour. I knew I wasn't going to fix it last night as it was late and I was tired, so I left it alone.
I got on it around 1:30 today and worked on it. I went into recovery mode (something I had done last night) but I did a few more things in there, installed a few things via the terminal and rebooted. Success! I had to play with it a bit and then went to download Journey. Sadly, since my Linux runs on i386 and not 64 (Bit? I forget the specs but I know the 64) it won't work. At least I can use the cloud version! Oh well.
So, I got my Linux laptop up and running without losing any of my stuff. I don't have anything on there that is not backed up somewhere else, but I didn't want to install fresh and have to download all my apps and set up my personal settings again. I was happy to get this going! As I was still playing around on it and hoping to find a way to make Journey work (I never did!) my friend texted and asked if I'd like to meet him at a restaurant that is near to his workplace. I said, sure! I went and we ate and then I drove home. I stopped by the post office and checked my box. I got two penpal letters from regular pals and a letter from a potential new pal. Yay!
As I was leaving my house to go meet my friend, I had been waiting on a package. I checked my package tracking app before I went to my car and it wasn't delivered yet. I go out, get in my car and notice the mail truck drive down the street. I drove out and noticed my package. He had come right after I checked the app! lol . I turned around and went back to my house (I had pulled out of the driveway and was heading up the street before I saw the package) . I grabbed it and carried it with me. I knew it was swag from Twitter Insiders but I didn't know exactly what it was. I was so excited to get home and open it up!
I joined Twitter Insiders well over a year ago and I join in on discussions there and they send out surveys every so often. I got picked to win some Twitter Insiders swag! YAY! I love swag. I got four really nice items. A tote bag, a water bottle, a notebook, and a pen. I love it all and I took a picture of my goodies to share:
Nifty, eh? I love swag! I love that it is all useful things, too! If you've read this blog for a while, you'll know how much I love notebooks and pens! It was a good day for mail. Swag and penpal letters. :)