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Turgid minor was born at 02:58 BST on Sunday 28th June 2009. Mother and baby are doing fine.

He's taken 7 years of trying, following 3 miscarriages. Mrs Turgid's 5th, my 1st.

So far he has cried a bit, made lots of squeaky noises, done some very treacle-y poos and fed a bit.

They're coming home tomorrow. Then we'll get him started on vi, C and scheme.

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Baby Turgid

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  • Congrats (Score:2, Informative)

    We were rough to start, too. Sympathies and congratulations.

    Treacly until other feeding than milk. Fun begins, at that point.

    • by turgid (580780)

      Yes, we've been through green and now we're on to orangy cheesy stuff. I've got the pit-stops down to about 20 seconds now, although he sometimes does a wee wee after the nappy comes off...

      • Oh, yeah! Keep the nappy at a "shield angle" when unfastening, and watch your eye are not in the line of fire!

        I'd forgotten all of that...

  • Mazel Tov! (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Dicky (1327) <slash3@vmlinuz.org> on Sunday June 28, 2009 @08:07PM (#28508621) Homepage
    Good on ya, man - and woman :D
  • Once I saw "vi", I was relieved :-)
    • by gmhowell (26755)

      Fuck that. I'm reporting him to child welfare for intentionally dumbing him down by not introducing him to emacs.

      • And by that way condemning him to a life where he doesn't know the normal way to edit files on a Unix system? That's what I call abuse!
      • by Tet (2721) *
        No, you've got it all wrong (quite apart from the fact that vi is the One True Editor). After the introduction to vi and C, the correct direction is to head towards lower level languages. Teach him assembly language. Start with something easy like 6502. Only then is it worth moving on to higher levels like scheme. Anything else is child abuse.
      • by turgid (580780)

        Baby steps first, no pun intended. :-)

        He will need to learn vi. Then he is free to learn whatever editors he pleases. I might even get around to learning emacs myself one of these days. Fifteen years ago I used to use it on a DEC VT320 terminal for editing FORTRAN-77.

        If he touches Visual Studio he will be grounded until age 18, not that there is any opportunity for that kind of filth in this house. Mrs Turgid does keep a Windows laptop these days, however.

    • by turgid (580780)

      Indeed, for those that know half a dozen or so vi commands are revered as wizards in this day and age. I want him to have a good head-start.

It was kinda like stuffing the wrong card in a computer, when you're stickin' those artificial stimulants in your arm. -- Dion, noted computer scientist

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