Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Here's hoping that you and yours have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Life update. After a couple of months of world of warcraft addiction I think I'm starting to become more reasonable in my time spent there. To my horror, I checked how much time I've spent in-game as my death knight since Nov 11th. Approximately 6 days 15 hours. That's 144 hours + 15... so 159 hours. Hours that I'm sure my wife feels have been unfairly and unjustly stolen from her life. Fortunately I'm not a complete moron and will be much more casual about it. I'll play a night or two a week rather than 3.697 hours a day (that's an average over the last 43 days... heh). For those interested you're welcome to have a look at my waste of time here.

But enough about that.

I'm starting to get the iPhone programming bug again. I've done a few touch-ups to my application, Geopher Lite, and will be hitting the full version hard in the next few months. I have to say, I do like programming in C and C++, but objective-c is simpler and more elegant all the way around. Some people have put some serious htought into how to make getting your job done as a programmer much easier with objective-C and apple's cocoa framework. If you're one of the crazies like me and into that stuff, I'd recommend checking out Jeff's blog, he's doing some interesting graphics exploration with openGL on the iPhone right now and documenting his progress on his blog. Interesting stuff!

The new arrival, discussed here, has kept both of us adults sleep deprived. We're starting to get to a place called normal (well, everyone but mom probably), but we have a ways to go before it's routine. I had my first real stint with the baby being awake for a few hours last night with me solely in charge (usually he is sleeping, needing minimal interaction, and I'm playing on the computer). I feel bad for my wife. I don't know how women survive their babies with so little sleep. Still, he's generally a bundle of joy and everyone is excited for the new addition.

I was going to post tomorrow with our family's loot, but I know I won't. Maybe my wife will. I'm getting a waffle iron and a wii game. (Lego star wars collection, don't tell my kids I know!) My wife is getting a hip new pair of boots and a... well, a $5 surprise that she's not getting out of me on this blog. =) My dad pitched in and helped out with the purchase of a snowblower, so that will be really nice. Too bad it's been storming the past 10 days, and the model I'm planning on is from sears and is sold out right now. Actually, the guy said yesterday that they have 0 snowblowers on the floor at sears right now, so that may be a belated gift. The kids are getting the usual glut of littlest pet sho, my little pony polly pocket toys that are the rage for them, and something called a neopet, which I think is code for expensive stuffed animal. My parents came through with PJs for the kids and a toy they really wanted each, so we're overflowing with gifts again this year. It's an abundant life, here's hoping for that kind of life for my kids.

Plenty more, but I'll save it for another time. I suppose it's been a while, I should post something more interesting than... well, me. Enjoy. Merry Christmas!