Today is my 3rd day of being an official dad. It is such an overwhelming experience to see that we have made it this far and here we are with baby Nathan Patrick trying to juggle a lot of things and grind our instincts and life’s experience to face the huge challenge of parenting. Fundamentally at this stage, we just need to feed him, clean him and then make him sleep. I guess playtime is an integral part of the whole shebang but more of it will probably happen in the coming days.
The crying has also changed a lot. It is becoming a more unified sense of a screaming orchestra. It tells you a lot of what’s going on and could be better than a wetness indicator that really needs some improvement in the usability area.
It’s 4:49 am now and I still have managed to blog a bit but it was a challenging night. Wifey has to breastfeed every hour and looking at her sometimes, it seems to be not easy. And when there is feeding, the ineviable changing of nappies follows. I had to assist her and really streched my patience up to infinity ( so really my limit can’t be zero if you know your basic calculus ) because she just had a caesarean and is still recovering.
As per Masterchef’s masterclass format, top tips for a new dad:
I can still keep on going but I guess this is just what can be covered by my 2 cents of expression for now. Fatherhood is a journey and I can say that it is very rewarding.
22 Jan Friday
I got my professional Australian license
23 Jan Saturday
Had my first drive with my wife in Baby’s Galore Taren Point
24 Jan Sunday
We went to the church and then purchase a GPS.
Had my first top-up of fuel in Caltex (Premium Petrol 98 RON).
26 Jan Tuesday
Had driven 120kms to Wollongong to celebrate Australia day with style =)
Had my first car noise when swerving at 100kph downhill.
I’m loving this freedom and very thankful
diskutil partitionDisk disk2 1 MBRFormat “Journaled HFS+” MacData 100%
Start photoshop while holding Command + Option and then select the Data disk instead of Startup or the primary system disk.
Press ok and you are good to go.
Wolfram Alpha is probably a project designed by scientists that came from a science school.
It displays numbers, graphs, semantics and tables. I love how it presents information discovery like in the case of the term ‘apple’ where it displays the company and then the next option is about the fruit. I don’t know if it is using some form of page ranking or trending. Well apple as a brand is stronger compared to the fruit.
One other thing, I am stuck on the page and I get this feeling of being contained in a box. I guess it is backward to get all that I want from a single website. It feels like being in a library on your own with a huge book.
But then again, it is good to see an alternative to a growing behemont like Google. I just hope that this in not just a hype like Cuil.
I have been using Balsamiq for quite sometime now and all I can say is it’s a mockup creation tool in steroids. We are doing a massive web redesign project and I have to produce some mockups with the infamous out of this world deadlines from an existing style guides. I was able to finish my mockups in one weekend and it was a breeze!
I have installed it in Windows XP 64bit and I was amazed not to encounter any error and it plays well with the 64 bit system. One thing though, I just hope that there is a scroll that can be used to expand the workspace down without going to this hack of inserting a UI object and then keep on resizing it down just to increase the workspace.
The interface is very simple so are the UI components but the whole package is intuitive enough for its purpose. I have yet to use Balsamiq into mockups other than webpages but I am already excited on doing things on it for the iphone. I am also going to try this linking feature that I just came across from their blog.
Moving forward, I will be showing this to my team at work since we are using Jira and Confluence. It might speed up everything with a mockup tool already integrated on our workspaces.
Well, all of this is not possible without them lending me a copy to play with. Thanks guys. Also, good thing that I am listening to Net@night where I get to know Balsamiq in the first place. =)
Changing the lancard apparently solved the problem but Tx error started appearing
Changing the cable removed the errors
Seeing it work smoothly? Pricey ;-)
Note: This is purely for educational purposes only and there is no warranty for the validity of information. Hopefully there is someone out there who will refine the code for the community to utilise the technology effectively.
Data use: http://sentinel.ga.gov.au/GPX/hs00to12.gpx ; 16 Feb 2009 16:38 Sydney Time