Brynn continues to give us good sleep, somewhere between 6 and 9 hours a night. She has discovered her hands and is fascinated by them. She also is getting better at holding her head up, though not if she is tired or frustrated. She gets cuter by the day and has even started laughing while awake. We have yet to capture that on video though.
Yesterday we celebrated Jen's mother's birthday and sweltered in the incredible heat. They say we may break the record for the most days at or above 100 degrees in a row. It was bloody hot today. And we had two new people start at work. It's exciting to get new folks around, but it'd be better if my office wasn't a sauna. Usually it can be kept at a manageable temperature, but today was ridiculous.
I'm going to be doing a presentation on programmery stuff (Starling and Nape) at Rocky Mountain Adobe User's Group here, most likely in August. It's about how to make games that use the super processing power of video cards. I'd feel better if I'd made a real game with it, but we will take things as they come. I've got samples. Samples are good enough for a preso.
Over the weekend, I also swapped my laptop hard drive for a new one. The old one was working perfectly fine but kept warning that it was going to fail any second now. I monitored the status of the drive, and it did move a step closer to calamity, so that was enough to motivate me to trek down to MicroCenter and pick up a 1 terabyte drive for a wonderfully low price of $100. That's 10 cents a gigabyte! I brought it home, did a 5-hour-long system backup of my computer, made a system repair disc, then swapped in the new hard drive. That's when I discovered a system backup is not the same as a system image, and you can't do a restore to a blank hard drive with just a backup. So I shut everything down and swapped in the old hard drive, and then started another long process of making a system image. The next day when it was done, I repeated the swap and was able to get everything transferred over ... except my 1TB drive was only showing 600GB. What!!? Had I been had? I figured out that the system image remained very true to my old 600GB drive, and the disk partitions didn't expand to take up the extra 400GB. So now I'm about to try a program that purports to be able to move partitions around so they can be expanded. But of course it warns to make sure your data is backed up first, so I'm writing this blog post first. If I have to do another 4-hour system image transfer, I'd rather not try to type a blog post on my Playbook.
Speaking of that thing, I've been close to destroying it many times. The browser is erratic in what it will load. Sometimes it will load pages very quickly. Sometimes it will load it about 80% then stall for 5 minutes. It may load nothing. Or it may load most of a large image, but leave the bottom quarter cut off. Refreshing the page doesn't make the image come back, even after clearing the cache. It drops the wifi signal a lot. Sometimes it takes several minutes just to load a page that is almost all text that I just loaded fine minutes ago. I keep reading material nearby when I use the Playbook for web browsing just so I have something to do while the blasted things loads a page. Grrrrr.
Oh, Jen's heading back to work about half time. This means some changes to our schedules. I'll be covering some of her work time, and Jen's mom will carry the rest. More solo Daddy Time for me! I'm guessing I'll be doing a lot of walks and bouncing in the coming months. Good thing I get to do it for the cutest baby!
UPDATE: partition resizing and moving went smoothly and flawlessly. I would recommend the Partition Wizard MiniTool. And it's even free!