I'm not done yet...
So, now I've got pin connectivity and I need power and I don't want to muck around with something so basic as isolating 3.3v.
For other projects to provide power I have used the "breadboard power supply" in this video. They are made by many brands in this configuration, I don't know that there is much different between them.
It also works for suppling power to my Omega 2+. The USB port puts out 5V. The 2x4 header in the middle also puts out power. 2 pins on one side are +5v, two pins on the same side are +3.3v, and the 4 remaining pins all in a row are grounds or the negatives. They are marked. Then additionally the pins at the edges that insert into the breadboard power rails can be set via jumper to either a 5v or 3.3v voltage differential to ground.
With a 5v DC power supply I was unable to get proper voltage out of the regulators. I have been using a 9v DC power supply which has yielded power output that isn't perfectly at 5v or 3.3v output but it is close enough and within tolerances.
I bought my "breadboard power supply" off of ebay for a pittance and I am very satisfied with the purchase.
The Omega 2+ uses 3.3v+ and ground- and powered up nicely.
And that is the completion of my adventures in cheapskate IoT in respect to getting it up and running so I could start trading time for fun with the Omega 2+.
Now to get sound input and output working for voice controls to maybe hook up the IBM Watson or Alexa APIs...