Last week my laptop decided to eat my internal hard drive. This is, of course, "Not a good thing"™
Fortunately,at the first sign of danger I stepped up my backups. Granted, the amount of space to store back ups and run from those is a bit limited. Add to that the lack of time I have at home to do computer work... and you get the idea.
But... It's been busy. Work has me on a very complicated and involved project. The nifty thing is that the end user really won't see the result of my work in the next release even if this project is entirely successful. I'll see how much I can blog about the specifics, but my guess is (obviously) very little.
On the weekends we try to be far more active with him. Yesterday for example we went to Oloteas. This actually yielded an amazing 'Aiden milestone.' There is a nice heated pool at the facilities. The pool area has a load of floatation 'noodles'. Basically long rolls of foam stuff that float. We were able to put one under each of Aiden's arms. He was floating on them with his head over water and started kicking his legs. I started to release my hold on him and he continued to balance his floating. I let go and he managed to kick his legs to propel himself towards H. So unassisted (except by a floatation device) he kept his head above water, kicked to propel and was untouched by either of us.
In home life, it's fairly quiet in the evenings. Dinner and putting Aiden down at night. Granted... since 'out' isn't really part of the answer right now, I have to find online or television diversions. My latest has been Wikipedia. I am a registered editor. I'd been spending some time just messing with wiki editing by working on a user page. Other people also afflicted with the WikiEditor gene are welcomed to comment on my talk page as I'm keeping a list of WikiEditors that I know personally. (I currently list 2)
Recently, I started editing some of the few pages I feel competent to work on. I promptly discovered the joy that is a Wikipedia Edit War. So as to try to prevent the page I wanted to edit from crashing and burning; I started to learn a whole bucket full of Wikipedia Policy. I think I did a good job because I seem to have resolved the situation in just a few days.
So, I don't really get out much at all. Of course next weekend I will be in "NEW JERSEY" for the Crucible conference as a speaker. I do strongly invite anyone who can make it out to this to come join in the experience. H and A will be at home helping our new boarder move in. (Details on that are in locked non-public postings)
My mood is at about a B-. I'm having some back issues that I associate with that mystic number 40. Work and home are a strain, but there has been unending support. (Huge blessings upon jnanacandra and vixenesque93)
More soon; but the couch is vaguely uncomfortable.