Day 115: Licensed to drive (almost)

I’ve been slowly chipping away at my setup tasks for the U.S. Its a longish list that seems to never end and only gets bigger. One of the big things was getting my drivers license.

I really wanted to get my license so I can drive in the future. Today I went to the Californian DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) and passed my written driving text exam! So I’m 50% of the way there. To do the behind the wheel test you need to do the written test first. Ironically, its not actually written. You stand in front of a touch screen computer and push some buttons.

DMV

My pic of the DMV and waiting line!

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Reflections on 2016 & notes to self for 2017

I write my final 2016 blog post to you from London whilst sitting in my brother William’s apartment. Outside, the sky is completely grey and the trees have all been stripped naked of their leaves. The streets are empty, save for a few souls that dare brave London’s blistering winter weather. A few times an hour, a red double decker bus whizzes past to add some colour into my view.

Every year, this is a post I want to write. But I may not get around to doing it. I do think about my reflections for 2016 and my goals – aka hopes/dreams/fears for the next year. I do it with a good friend of mine where we’ll meet up during the year to talk about it. This post is as much for me as it is for you. Thanks to my friends Fiona Chan & Samantha Low for writing their reflections which helped to inspire me.

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A plug and play world – first post on medium!

I’ve been meaning to write on Medium for a while. Medium is a new platform for publishing blog posts.

A plug and play world

I received my new Macbook air this morning with much excitement. After my new weekly catchup with Holly from Pixc on Google Hangout and some lunch, I unboxed my new Macbook Air and turned it on.

I connected to our wifi, opened up Safari the default browser. Installed Lastpass which stores my logins and passwords. Immediately I was able to login to Gmail and Facebook. When I wanted access to our files and documents, I logged into dropbox and google drive to access them.

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