amos's blog


Some basic details about myself.

Amos is not my real name.

I'm a Maths Teacher in Manchester, UK.

I got married last summer to Karen.

We had a baby boy (Connor) at the start of February, heres a picture:



Amos has arrived.

Downloading MinGW

Well I've just been looking around on the net to see if I can find a decent IDE and I'm in the process of downloading the MinGW Developer Studio (23 Meg over dialup so a bit of a wait in store) which looks alright but I'll have to wait and see. Am very tired, K's at School still, its their Open Evening so she'll be gone for a good while yet, its my turn next Thursday.

Playing with Dasher

I went to the Institute last night for my induction. The first session of the evening was good as I finally got some details about the Modules I'm doing. The first one's called Computer Environments, which seems to be a basic course about computers, and how they work. Whilst the second is called Programming and Design I, which seems to be a basic course in C++. Next semester I'm going to be doing the second part of the Programming and Design course along with one on Information Systems.

Twenty Week Scan

Music currently playing: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus.

Well it's been a while since I actually added anything to this page. I make it seven months to be exact. What have I been doing in the meantime?

I've gotten married, we're having a baby in January/February next year, I'm due to start part time at the Institute, doing a degree in Computing tomorrow, and we spent a month in New Zealand for our honeymoon. So nothing major then.

Through the Grinder

I'm shattered, it was back to work after Half Term today, and I'm absolutely knackered, got up about 6.15am after a not very good night's sleep, and arrived bleary eyed at work by about 7.30am. Taught all morning until 12.30pm, and was on duty for both breaks, so effectively I did 4 hours straight through without any sort of rest. This happens regularly on a Monday, I'm on duty then I end up on cover for the first half of period 4, by the end of it, all I'm fit for is to sit in the staffroom and eat my dinner.


Felt dreadful all of yesterday, so was up for very little. Basically, we went drinking all day on Thursday, from about 1pm, and didn't get home until about 10.30pm. We spent most of the day in Ye Old Man and Scythe, and drank numerous beers. Then we trawled up to The Howcroft, (where the Beer Festival happens every year) and had one in there. (Saw Oliver, he looked old!)

Then at about 8 or 9 we headed back up to Dave and Rachel's, stopping off at the Co-op for more beers, and Syd's for Chicken Kebabs. Had one beer and then came home.

There's A Pint Of Guinness With My Name On It In Town!

We're just getting ready to go out drinking now, we've arranged to meet, Paula, Dave and Rachel at Ye Old Man and Scythe for afternoon drinkies. Alex was originally supposed to be coming, but as per usual he's unobtainable at the moment when we need to reach him.

We went to see Touching The Void last night, what an awesome film, Karen was wincing at various points but overall we left with a sense of "Wow, how did he manage to survive?". A full five stars I think. Then it was off to Frankie and Benny's for a slap up tea.

Improved Look To Site

Hope this looks better, as I've been playing with html this afternoon.

Karen should be setting off to come home quite soon so hopefully it won't be too long before we can go to the pictures. We're going to see Touching The Void, and then for a meal at Frankie and Benny's.

Tomorrow we're supposed to be going out in the afternoon drinking with Paula and possibly Alex, I think the Man and Scythe might be getting a visit. Anyway, time to get on with coding the rest of the site.

My First Ever Blog Post

Hi this is my first attempt at a 'blog, I'm trying to think of a reasonable title for it, something like "A Special type of Aimlessness!". This is being done to a soundtrack of "The Specials: Free Nelson Mandella".

Things I've done today:

Bought shaving stuff.
Watched the end of Donnie Darko.
Woke up with a hangover.
Went to Dave and Rachel's.
Listened to lots of 'Dave', excellent on the whole.
Ate Chicken Kievs, Waffles & Baked Beans.

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