Baby Daddy

Born 24 August 2014 at 1:15PM CST:

Gwendolyn Rose Lively. 8lbs, 1oz, 20″ tall.

Our last child, and the first girl. Hopefully she’ll wind up looking *something* like me, unlike the boys.

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Hopefully this explains why I’ve been so busy, and the blog has been silent.

Also, Wyatt started kindergarten yesterday! We basically dropped him off at school at 7:30AM (remember when school started at 9:00? WTF?), went back home to grab a few things, then headed to the hospital for the delivery.

Crazy day.

In other news, since getting RIF’d from ARM at the start of June, I’ve interviewed with:

Google (I am NOT moving to California, and the Chapel Hill office is small enough that hiring is rare.) (Note: PLEASE do not ask me about the interview questions. They were nice enough to fly me to Mountain View, so I figure I should respect the lengthy, excruciatingly-detailed NDA I had to sign pre-interview. Also, I have no desire to be sued.)

IBM Watson Labs (well, kinda – there was a lot of portfolio talk and I got to interact with some seriously smart people)

… and a local game company that shall remain nameless until I receive the results of the seven hour(!) interview I had last week.

This is actually a great time (personally) to be unemployed. I get to pick Wyatt up from school, spend a lot of time at the hospital with Audrey and Gwen, and, in general, do all the things I want to do.

Life does not suck at the moment.

New Blog

After nearly six years of continuous operation, my old web server bit the dust a few weeks ago.

For a $250 Foxconn dual-Atom box with 1GB of RAM, I think it held up pretty well. I certainly got my money’s worth.

I’m in the process of migrating content from the defunct Sitefinity installation on the dead box (thankfully, the database was stored on my NAS, so nothing really important was lost). If you’re looking for anything in particular (like the very popular Macbook Pro Triple Boot setup article), drop me an email and I’ll see what I can do.

Cheers!

Dave

Coding, Graphics, Math and Other Misconceptions