Hats Off, Asher

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I just wanted to share this in congrats to Antiguan Asher Otto making it to #1 on Tempo’s Cross Caribbean Countdown with her and Itchy Feet’s cover of Get Lucky, and to keeping that spot for 3 straight weeks, as of October 10. Continue reading

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Screwed Over by Lubuntu Hibernate

I'm Fucked

I was running my laptop on battery power, using Lubuntu linux from a bootable flash drive (which is what I normally use), when my battery ran out and my OS went into hibernate. I plugged the adaptor into my laptop and restarted it. When it turned on, it didn’t present me with any boot options, it just went straight into Windows, as if I had hibernated from there. But I didn’t, so I got an error and had to go to this ‘Startup Repair’ option which, after four hours of waiting through, didn’t seem to do shit, so I just shut it down. And now when I try to boot into windows, instead of seeing a login screen all I see is a mouse and a black background.

It’s actually not too big of a problem for me because I’m always using Lubuntu. I’ll see if I can’t fix this by trying out a system repair disk for my very first time. If not, I wonder if I should entertain the thought of doing a full install of Lubuntu or some other linux distro to my HDD, which I’ve never done before either.

Nicole Slacking Off in ANU… Or Maybe Not?

tl;dr: They say that Nicole Scherzinger had a good time unwinding here in Antigua yesterday, but it seems like the “fun” may have been entirely staged.

Dancing at Shirley Heights

Nicole Scherzinger “partying” in Antigua. Credit: Rex/Tom Dymond.

Yesterday at work I found an email in my inbox asking for Antiguans and Barbudans to participate as extras in a “popular UK TV show”. I wondered why, if the show was so popular, the sender was so vague. We were already aware of one big show being filmed here this month, but I didn’t bother to remember which one. It said that persons interested in joining an “energetic carnival party scene” should get in contact. I thought about putting the notice up on the company’s website, but I was busy with other things at that moment.
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Notice: Departure

I have some news. I have sent in my resignation. My flight has been set, my documents are being prepared, and if all goes well, my mother and I will be leaving Antigua on the 28th of September. I’ve never been on a plane before, and I have a lot of hassle to look forward to. But I’m glad to finally be leaving my place of employment. I believe I wasn’t right for that company, and it wasn’t right for me. This will be my first time leaving friends and not the other way around. I’d like to get in contact somehow with the closest of them, as it may be the last chance I have to share a few moments in person. I don’t know how the next few days are going to go, or how I’m going to take them. Whatever happens, happens.