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sk00t
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From: Olsztyn, Poland
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posted August 31, 2001 18:34     Click Here to See the Profile for sk00t     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yesterday at 15:45 CET my second boy has been pushed up into this world!
I feel that the whole universe should be at least notified about this fact.

Any of you awaiting a children? Is any of you proud of your ones?

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Snaggy
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posted August 31, 2001 19:00     Click Here to See the Profile for Snaggy   Click Here to Email Snaggy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
YAY sk00t!!!!!!

/me passes around the chocolate cigars!

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sk00t
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posted August 31, 2001 19:16     Click Here to See the Profile for sk00t     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, my wife would rather avoid chocolate, the baby is too young for cigarettes...
/me is not.
Hmmm... Delicius.

By the way - he has such debugging eyes...
And is so object oriented: always seeking access to the milk interface...

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tafkact
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posted August 31, 2001 20:03     Click Here to See the Profile for tafkact     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sk00t:
....always seeking access to the milk interface...

me too!

but for other reasons...

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LostInColorado
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posted August 31, 2001 21:24     Click Here to See the Profile for LostInColorado   Click Here to Email LostInColorado     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations!

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To the pessimist, the glass is halfway empty.
To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

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SupportGoddess
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posted August 31, 2001 22:18     Click Here to See the Profile for SupportGoddess   Click Here to Email SupportGoddess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yeah Congratulations!

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"Be uncomfortable; be sand, not oil, in the machinery of the world" -German poet Gunter Eich (1907-72)

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bull3t
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posted August 31, 2001 23:35     Click Here to See the Profile for bull3t   Click Here to Email bull3t     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congrats!

Get 'em started young!

I'm proud to say my 9 months year old nephew is already attempting to type on my keyboard when i have sit him on my lap.. so i can brag about how he could type before he could walk/talk hehehe


Good luck with the little one!

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EngrBohn
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posted September 01, 2001 04:21     Click Here to See the Profile for EngrBohn   Click Here to Email EngrBohn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Many congratulations.

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Oooh! What does this button do!?

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Cryptotich
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posted September 01, 2001 06:02     Click Here to See the Profile for Cryptotich   Click Here to Email Cryptotich     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations! Just dont do anything silly like teaching him Klingon for his primary language.

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Hergor
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posted September 02, 2001 02:03     Click Here to See the Profile for Hergor   Click Here to Email Hergor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations!

Make sure not to spoil him with Windows!
Keep your eyes open, if he's looking for minesweeper on the computer you have to be careful!

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Xanthine
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posted September 02, 2001 13:55     Click Here to See the Profile for Xanthine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Cryptotich:
Congratulations! Just dont do anything silly like teaching him Klingon for his primary language.

But young children are so adept at learning languages!
Congratulations!

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Petethelate
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posted September 02, 2001 17:02     Click Here to See the Profile for Petethelate   Click Here to Email Petethelate     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations

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sk00t
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posted September 03, 2001 06:48     Click Here to See the Profile for sk00t     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Hergor:
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Make sure not to spoil him with Windows!
Keep your eyes open, if he's looking for minesweeper on the computer you have to be careful!

He won't be spoiled - his older brother (2 years) already seems to be looking for Mimesweper somewhere under KDE Application Starter...
His only problem is hand coordination with mouse - usually he clicks anywhere on desktop with incredible speed.

What do you think is the right age to be given an account on Linux? Should I already have some disk space ready for my kids?

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sk00t
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posted September 03, 2001 06:55     Click Here to See the Profile for sk00t     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you, thank you..

My wife asked me to print your gratulations and save it for the baby. She is still in a hospital, probably in 3 days I will be allowed to take them home.

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SupportGoddess
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posted September 03, 2001 16:19     Click Here to See the Profile for SupportGoddess   Click Here to Email SupportGoddess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sk00t:
What do you think is the right age to be given an account on Linux? Should I already have some disk space ready for my kids?

It's never too early

Though you will probably need to have the "windows talk" with them eventually.

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macwoman
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posted September 03, 2001 16:36     Click Here to See the Profile for macwoman   Click Here to Email macwoman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congrats, sk00t!! Post pics when you have them!

A couple of years ago I used to babysit for a little girl (18 months) who was completely fascinated with the beige G3 I had at the time. She loved all the colors and pictures on the screen, and particularly loved to bang on the keyboard (usually managing to rename all my files something like eeee,,,,tgf.) Just to ensure she wouldn't accidentally mess something up, I sat her in front of an Apple IIe and informed her that she could bang away as much as she pleased. But she wasn't interested in the Apple IIe and its boring green screen. She wanted the G3! So I let her play with it, just hovered over her the entire time.

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Rednivek
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posted September 03, 2001 20:55           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations!

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Greg Wooledge
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posted September 04, 2001 06:46     Click Here to See the Profile for Greg Wooledge   Click Here to Email Greg Wooledge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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What do you think is the right age to be given an account on Linux?

As soon as they can type their own name.

quote:
Should I already have some disk space ready for my kids?

That shouldn't really be an issue -- the biggest use of space in a typical end user's home dir is going to be the web browser cache.

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Stereo
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posted September 04, 2001 07:14     Click Here to See the Profile for Stereo   Click Here to Email Stereo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My turn to add my congratulations. May he grow strong and innovative, with keen and ethical spirit, for he to bring more great technology to this world!

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sk00t
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posted September 04, 2001 08:27     Click Here to See the Profile for sk00t     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by macwoman:
... But she wasn't interested in the Apple IIe and its boring green screen. She wanted the G3! So I let her play with it, just hovered over her the entire time.

All kids are the same
My first son got a keyboard that I put lying in front of the keyboard I use. When I was working, he was sitting on my laps and was bashing and smashing his unconnected keyboard. Some time ago he realized that there is something wrong - sometimes he presses a button and there is no reaction on the monitor... he found my 'real' keyboard and no longer uses his one.

One night I locked the screen and, tired, went to sleep. At the morning we got awaken by loud laughing. My boy was sitting on my desk and was happy: presses a key, a password dialog appears - he laughs. Soon the dialog disappears - he laughs again. He played this for about half an hour.

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sk00t
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posted September 04, 2001 09:06     Click Here to See the Profile for sk00t     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Greg Wooledge:
That shouldn't really be an issue -- the biggest use of space in a typical end user's home dir is going to be the web browser cache.


No way - they won't get on the web until they pay their own bills!
I was thinking about a place for their C programs... Young programmers usually don't optimize too well and may produce large source files...

quote:
As soon as they can type their own name.

To give a chance for people that cannot even type their name I will try to write such login program that will recognize a person-specific typing speed and areas of keyboard that are hit more often (4 buttons-wide areas seems to be enough).
After two unsuccesful login name inputs, the program will switch to child-recognizing mode.
Cool

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sk00t
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posted September 04, 2001 13:08     Click Here to See the Profile for sk00t     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hot news!
Tomorrow, between 10:00 and 14:00 CEST (on this page it will be 00:55am-04:55am) I will take my wife and the baby, from the hospital, back home.

Currently they are okay:
health okay, morale okay, food supplies okay.

Again I thank you all for nice words. I was really surprised by so much people to say so ... eeh, I am missing words... you know.
(I cannot even pick a smiley that is suitable or this moment... )

However, in a few days I will be back at work and will report their first moments at home.

Bye!

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Jidabug
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posted September 04, 2001 16:44     Click Here to See the Profile for Jidabug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by macwoman:
A couple of years ago I used to babysit for a little girl (18 months) who was completely fascinated with the beige G3 I had at the time.

Many congratulations on the birth of your baby boy!

When we used to babysit our nephew as a wee thing, he liked to watch the colors of SoundJam going on the PowerBook. He would watch it until he fell asleep. We also discovered that he liked Voyager...must have been the warp shots and music during the intro.

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Shelby289
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posted September 05, 2001 03:45     Click Here to See the Profile for Shelby289   Click Here to Email Shelby289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations: We are expecting our first born,Nerd-lette, in May.

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