Thursday, 29 March 2012

new shoes

due to the care debts and not having any money,have been bought some shoes by dad for sisters wedding.

have wanted these for so long,but never had the money,had originaly seen them upon a visit to robinsons equestrian.
turns out this specific range have been discontinued as well.
luckily found them still in stock in the best ever shop- robinsons of course, dad ordered them on sunday and they came today and was able to go pick them up tonight.

they are mountain horse 'wicked rider' boots,they are designed for both every day wear and riding as well,but as am a stirrupless rider it doesnt matter if am bare footed,have ridden in frigging hunter wellies before no problem.
loved these more for the way they close,it uses those little button clasp things which press together and elastic,and if that isnt enough the laces that come in the box can be used as well.
they are an awesome pair of boots,and am yet to buy a pair of mountain horses that dont fit perfect.

autistic club

went along to a new club for children/teens/adults diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders and parents/carers etc of us lot today,it was awesome.

its a communication club run by the autism organisation am living under [fairfield residential] and speech therapist of mine,they will be doing an art session as part of it for those that want it.

they had various sensory toys in the corner which was tranced by for the whole time was there,there was drinks and chocolate on offer- the staff em was with was practicaly shoving the chocolate in her pockets.

the building we were in was brand new though it was next to the special college that used to go to which brought back a lot of bad memories as the site its based on [a special school for the behavioraly challenged, we shall say] was home to hellish daily bullying by the kids.

because this is a brand new club,there was only self there,a teen ex resident from ours,some of the kids from ours,and a guy who is new to the organisation,there needs to be more advertising of it outside of the organisation so locals can join in to.

if anyone is in or around manchester/cheshire/those sorts of parts and have a diagnose of an ASD/or have a child with it,get in contact here-
[this is a new deviant art page have set up but its good for contact], and will pass onto the right people.

one of the staff took photos of em for the website [edited as do not have permision to show others]-

was signing the letter L for a particular persons name, he is very loud and heard him coming godknows how far away so was signing to SALT.
people think the black thing am wearing is one of those tit binders for FTM transgendered people-its a southpaw deep pressure vest, very calming.

 messing with the sensory bits and pieces.

messing with the sensory bits and pieces-this kalidescope thingy.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

life at the moment and gaming

have been quite ill recently with suspected pheumonia; and have come to stay at mums/dads today instead of saturday for some kitteh recovery tiem.

this week had finaly...finaly managed to get assault cube working on the laptop.
it wasnt the games fault or even anything technical,had been downloading the wrong file without realising-the developers SVN [subversion] directory instead of the stable end user version.
nothing wrong with that as woudnt have minded having the latest version,just dont have a fucking clue how to use SVNs.

have realised how difficult it was playing on the laptop as fingers stick to the tracking pad very easy and skew the reliability,going to get a gaming mouse.

heres some shots from playing assault cube on dads pc tonight-

 developers need to design a polygonal jamie oliver to run on the map with every splatter,throw all flesh/bone in a pan with basil and olive oil and yell 'pukka'.

 another splatter job.

sorry am a fan of splatters.

fragged through the corner of the wall-a known glitch and good cheat in assault cube.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

operation communication aid

am now in the earliest stages of applying for funding for a communication aid, using the laptop for TTS is useless because joels JTalk was never updated [dont blame him cause it was a big project] and since vista it hasnt been able to run due to the microsoft whatsit framework.
-and now am using only linux which has even less alternatives,the simplest GUI based TTS available is kmouth but its only basic text to speech,and the other one that use is command line based-espeak but when am sensory overloaded as well struggle to make sense of working it.

anyone who knows em offline knows am in big debt due to someone elses mistake,so will never be able to afford a AAC device.
one of the lads am living with finaly has gone hi tech with his AAC device- today he got his ipad and proloquo-the serious communication software which have been going on about on here since it was still being developed.
had a go of it this morning,awesome stuff but a certain whippet racing SALT had removed most of the stuff including text to speech off it as it is really packed.

its easier to get into and start using compared to AACs from dynavox,was fan of it straight away but its very big and ipads look far to breakable.
his one has got a special rubber casing sort of thing on it and a decent satchel which can protect it further but having completely damaged laptops from mild head bangs before am not a believer in the strength of these things.

and damn proloquo for not releasing the software on PCs to give people a option on their netbooks/laptops,cant see it taking much converting cause macs use the same architecture now.
plus if they really want to help people instead of look like they just want money they shoud offer trial downloads of the program to make sure its suitable for someones needs.
stupid how companies try to make disability software all about getting money for themselves,especialy with AAC/communication software.

lets just say,if em ever manage to access programming better or get help, will be making a open source AAC suite program [multi platform] for free, god help those bastards who rip off disabled people if they ever have kids which speech impairments,or cant read,or understand language...

Sunday, 4 March 2012

busy friday

friday was a very busy day!

sister and orla came around again early,orla loves the place!
whenever she sees anything cat related she will point at it and say 'cat' or versions of 'cat',so as soon as she comes in she is like- '' at all the cat posters/pictures/teddies,then she crawls everywhere.
we had this long conversation the other week at mine,there was a packet of tescos baby wipes in between us-a blue packet with a yellow duck on it,orla kept pointing at it and saying 'duck' or 'ducht',so woud point at it like she was doing and say duck to,this went back and forth for ages until her mother got fed up of hearing nothing but duck for the morning.
orla loves the text to speech program am using though she makes a break for the laptop as soon as she sees it-she likes to bash the keys,probably got that off her daddy when he is losing on COD.

at some point later in the day,had apparently had a seizure,though apparently had been headbanging very badly also that day and knocked self out so dont know if that had anything to do with it,have had some sort of virus coming on for sometime so dont know if that coud also be part of it to,but have not had seizures for some weeks at the least,bit of a set back,in a fair bit of pain from it today.

though did have some good news,had spent morning till night sorting out a laptop for staff who doesnt have the time to learn how to use computers well,jesus it was covered in viruses-he thought that was the reason why it was running slow,it was also because he stored everything on one partition when he had another big partition untouched.
he wanted linux installing to,so installed a beginner friendly one for him-ubuntu with the unity/GNOME desktop environment,and he coudnt believe at all the programs available,like learning how to touch type,sage equivilents,a bible program [he is into that stuff] etc.
he found the off button by himself and knew how to boot ubuntu on the GRUB menu so looks promising.