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Robyn is 2


So my little angel is now 2 years old :) She had a nice birthday and was very excited by present opening for the first time .... ominous. It only seems like yesterday she arrived!

Anyway, one big party to look forward to next weekend. Should be fun!

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I learned an important lesson about being a parent whilst on holiday - you don't actually have a holiday as you're just looking after the kids somewhere else!

Still, it was very enjoyable. 24-28 deg C with only one day where it was too windy to sunbathe :)

I've done almost zero coding since I got back as I've been involved in meetings so damned much. This is good though, as we now have a very clear idea on how to achieve World Domination! Actually, it means that we spend less time coding to achieve the same end goal which means a better product delivered faster.

The holiday did hi-light an important need - my aging Motorola PEBL isn't up to the job of being a phone anymore AND having one that can be a tethered modem cheaply is essential. Or at least send/receive emails and remote desktop. As such I'm hopefully getting the new BlackBerry Storm2 or BlackBerry Bold 9700. As I'll be making more trips to other parts of the world in the near future, this will become very essential very fast.

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Well, after all that happened with work and the recent and very successful business trip, I think I deserve one :D

So it's off to the Costa Del Sol for 2 glorious weeks!

To appease the masses, dhcpcd-5.1.3 was released which will hopefully find its way into NetBSD-5.1. Try not to find any new bugs whilst I'm away ;)

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For a week! Another business trip, again to Chicago. Maybe the next trip will be to another part as this will have been 3 times now!

Still, it's a nice city :)

Try not to report too many bugs with my software until I get back ;)

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I've not blogged for a little while as my job has changed. In a nutshell Logos Technologies Ltd was going the way of the dodo and the directors had a falling out. The net result is that the assets of Logos Technologies Ltd were sold to Omnicom Systems. However, I work for a new startup called EDC Investments (no homepage yet) ..... and I'm working on the ALPHADAS(R) 2007a product which I've spent the majority of the last 10 years working on.

Sounds complicated? It is, so I won't bore you with any more details! Suffice to say that I'm very happy with how things turned out after months of uncertainty and worry :)

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