At 8am, sun shines in the window, time to get up and play. Amelia doesn’t know what good things are coming her way.

Sadly, at 3 months, my attention span was outstripped by some people’s enthusiasm.

That was fun mummy, can we do it again tomorrow?

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Do you know what you are doing?

At some point dad has to get the hang of this. Sadly what this photo doesn’t show is how long it took to put almost none of the contents of bottle into the baby. There’s time yet….

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The eyes have it

One of the fun games during pregnancy was trying to anticipate what aspects of the gene collection Amelia would eventually express. A fun one was could she buck the very likely outcome and get blue eyes instead of brown. To paraphrase Big Trouble in Little China, “Chinese girls do not come with blue eyes…”

So then Amelia was born. One of the things you really don’t get until you are a parent how babies grow in the early weeks. (In my generation, you usually don’t see a lot of newborns up close, and even then not long enough to notice much) To begin with her eyes were set deep into her face and combined with the way newborns keep them closed, we only had hints of eye colour. But they were looking pretty brown.

Later on we started to get hints that we might have one of each! (Ok, we know it wont last)

So for several weeks we been trying to get a photo that shows both eyes with the light in them. (THAT was way harder than I expected). So here in all their surprise, my brown and blue eyed girl:


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Milestone alert

Big heads come with big neck loadings…
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Why can’t device makers write PC software?

I like my N85, I really do. But why can’t device makers (from camera makers to phone suppliers, printer hawkers and all the other e-guys) ever test their PC integration software?


I just wanted to update the phone firmware. The updater wanted to update itself . Finally, it decided that I don’t have admin privs for this account and it wants to bail (like Microsoft hasn’t been shipping various OS with different privileges and a means to escalate for some time now…) Of course the damn thing can’t shutdown. Task manager to kill it, which caused the software updater to show a “are you sure” dialog. Then it exited.

Was the dialog hidden behind the app window? Did Nokia even test this stuff. I know the answer, that’s why I’m depressed.