Somewhat of a delay in posting, but I just thought I'd let you know, my son, Zachary Benjamin was born on the 22nd December 2004 at 20:45, weighing in at 7lb 10oz.
He's a real beauty - even if I do say so myself, but so do loads of others too, and he's amazingly well behaved - only tends to cry when he's hungry, and that's only about every three - four hours at the moment - Caroline and I are managing to get a reasonable amount of sleep so far, so it's all looking well
There are some more photo's of Zachary available in the Gallery, and he's put on loads of weight now - when we had him weighed on Tuesday he was 8lb 12oz - seeing as at about a week after birth he'd drop to something like 6lb 4oz, that's good news!
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Two quick notes:
One: We're moving hosts on Monday - to see how it's all going take a look at DoodleGraphics.co.uk.
Two: There are some more pictures of Zachary up in the gallery over on DoodleGraphics - mainly from our holiday in Spain - enjoy!
So, I wasn't impressed with the fact that ITV decided to cut to an advert break 3 laps before the end of the Grand Prix on Sunday - I guess quite a few people weren't! Anyway, in my new role as "a complainer" I filled in the contact form on their web site to complain about it, and I admit, accused them of abusing their monopoly of the UK terrestrial rights to the Grand Prix.
And really, you couldn't make this up…
KentBeck's new book (Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change 2nd ed) contains number of principles, including:
Ok, well, I got a new PC last month, and very nice it is too. I bought a couple of new games to play on it (Lego® Star Wars™: The Game - very cool and The Lord of the Rings™, The Battle for Middle-earth™ also very cool).
As you may have picked up on from my last post, I'm currently looking into programming games in .Net - and therefore against the managed DirectX API... The most useful link I've got so far is Zman's Managed DirectX site. I mentioned Tom Miller's blog in my last post - it's his book I'm starting with, and also check out the new Coding4Fun Game Development site.
Ok, it's simple and easy, but anyway, here's how to get IntelliSense in Visual Studio for xslt files: radsoftware.com.au
Ok, so I've finally managed to tear myself away from World of Warcraft long enough to start playing with The Goods from my trip to PDC (I know, it's been over a month already!).
I thought I'd do the sensible thing, and not screw up my home PC by installing everything on there, so I stuck in Disc 3 and started the install of Virtual Server. All was going well, until BANG! "Error 1402: Could not open key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\Msxml2.DOMDocument.4.0\CLSID. Verify that you have sufficient access to that key, or contact your support personnel." Now, I know I shouldn't be, but I'm an admin on the box, but what the hell, "Run as..." and enter the admin password just to be safe - the same error.
So, the release notes for "minor update" patch 1.8.3 say:
New Blizzard Launcher
In some regions this will scan for some viruses and third-party cheat apps.
AddOn button should show on character selection screen for players using custom interfaces.
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