Friday, January 18, 2013
1. Earlier in the week, I noticed my daughter
quietly saying strange variants of "da-da", including "da-doo" and "da-dee".
That evening, she started calling me "Daddy" instead of
Another word, "chocolate" (really meaning something like "candy-chocolate-cookies"), she mispronounces, but in a way that makes it hard to keep a straight face: "Ka-ka!" It's too bad that I have no way to transcribe the almost maniacal way this comes out.
I had to take her to the doctor yesterday for an ear infection, and she caused the office staff to start laughing by soliciting "ka-ka" from them. When she's not asking everyone else for the candy that her dad somehow hasn't realized should become the major component of her diet, she asks for "pah-pah" (pacifiers). I allow her at most one, but she prefers at least three: one in the mouth and one in each hand.
2. Heh! A commenter led me to this gem: Tony Robbins (TM) helps Dave Barry achieve an Exit State.
3. It was fun to see the tables turned in this parody about, "The State of Windows on the Desktop":
I really did not set the bar too high: I just hoped to have a nice user-friendly interface and recover the email I have in Maildir, and maybe watch my video collection on an external hard drive. You know, the usual stuff I do on Linux every day.The punchline for me was, "Friend finally took off, saying he had better things to do than fiddle with an OS he knows very little about."
4. For good and bad, here's an amusing sign of the times: a web site that offers fake Facebook girlfriends for sale.