1 Jun 2003 wspace   » (Journeyer)

Family life

Our son (2 and 1/2 month old) is now able to turn his head when he is lying flat on his back. He is usually looking right and it seems independent of what there is to see. You would think that is because of the design of his bedroom, but that is not the case: his bed is on wheels and we turn it 180 degrees now and then. And it is only a couple of weeks ago that he gave us his first smile.
I think it is truely amazing to see him grow. And how. Babies can do some things already instinctively, like closing their eyes when you splatter water on their faces. And cry for food of course :-) But it is really hard to imagine the things going on in his head to become even a small kid.

Oh, I am boring again for people without kids. I know so well, happened to me all the time only about a year ago: I really got very bored when people were talking about the kids.
I will tell you what: It's FUN TO HAVE A BABY!!!

Back to computing

I finally finished a report about our project, the telecom test-case I wrote about earlier. I think I put down some good reasons to start adopting the REST architecture. In my current job I have to do a lot more writing in English instead of writing in a programming language, or writing commercial stuff in Dutch, like I used to. Writing in English is hard if you are Dutch, like me! And it has to be scientific, whatever that means. But I see so much trash in the computing science world, I can not believe my eyes. Fortunately there are gems also. That is why I switched from being a moneymaker to being a scientist. It's a severe drain of money, or how do you say that in English? I am even not a real scientist yet, I only received a M.Sc. in computing science recently. You need a Ph.D. to call yourself a real scientist here. So that is what I am working on. Pray for me.

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