The times they are a changing
So much has changed since my previous real post.
Geoffrey is growing up at an astounding rate, his first tooth is coming in and he wants to chew on anything he can get his hands on, including but not limited too whoever is holding him's hands. This new tooth has it seems caused him a fair bit of pain, and his usual placid self has been replaced by wanting to be hugged and cuddled all the time, we still get smiles and laughs out of him so it is ok. Even sitting in the car the other day on the way to the shops the silence was broken by him bursting out into laughter.
He has started to commando crawl, and roll over, from back to tummy and back again, he even did his first double roll the other day. He is lifting his head up very high when lying on his tummy on the ground. We have even started feeding him baby food, he hasn't decided what he likes, one day it is apple, the next he hates it. He even likes pumpkin sometimes. He also now holds his bottle all by himself.
The biggest change of all is he is starting to communicate more, he has now sent me an email:
4m ,! bb v55v jn mn mn xccx,........b vv mn vn\n v k,l; jb umiycnhnmm'
k kb y nn \yjkmmn 9
I don't get how he was co-ordinated enough in his bashing of the keyboard to get capitals or non-alphanumeric characters but he is good.
Even bigger news than that is he has said his first word, both Fiona and I heard it "Daddy". I couldn't be more touched. We then spent half an hour trying to get him to repeat it, but he just smiled and laughed at out efforts.
Last weekend was his cousin Isabelles birthday and he had lots of fun watching the bigger kids run around and getting dotted on by his aunt's and uncles, of course being that there was lots of activity he didn't want to sleep while they were here, but once they left he was out like a light.
The next day we went to the first parents picnic arranged by Fiona's mothers group, Fiona had to go to work so it was just Geoffrey and I. Again he enjoyed himself and enjoyed interacting with the other children closer to his age. We found out from all the babies there he is the tallest, at the moment.
You may have noticed the server has been up and down like a yo-yo, I inadvertently caused some instability when I tried to upgrade the ACPI and hence the kernal while trying to get my newly ebay-purchased 2200va rackmount UPS to work. I bit the bullet the other night and formatted and reinstalled the os. It still had some stability problems after this and I discovered that my kludge of a heatsink that I had made for one of the cpu's had developed a fault, the fan had stopped working. Replaced this and all seemed well.
Unfortunately windows backup didn't allow me to recover it properly, so it has been a case of rebuilding it from the years it has been up and running. It should be fairly stable now (fingers crossed). All the same though I got my compaq server back that had been on loan to a clients and am going to set that up to be our new webserver, with linux and apache, I have already racked it.
It is not as though I have anything against Microsoft, they are a good marketing company and produce a product which has filled a niche and serves some people well, I just prefer apache servers, and like the Linux FOSS concept. I have even managed to convince Fiona to give it a whirl, she now runs Ubuntu and is learning at a phenomenal rate.
The ups is going well, it is showing as having 99% battery capacity and 30% load with the servers and modem, router, access point and switch plugged into it. It has already saved the servers from shutting down at least once or twice.
I have even done some work on the rest of this humble page, and Fiona has done some work on it too and some new pictures of Geoffrey are up.
Peace out all, especially all the ones called Daddy around the world.
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