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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-10-22 19:54
Subject: [child] Birthday loot
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Mother of the Child and I had the_child’s private birthday celebration tonight. (Her Official Party is on Saturday.) The Big Gift was a Lego Mindstorms set, in keeping with her oft-repeated interest in programming. Guess what she and I did for several hours? She got some other cool stuff, too, but that one was the “oooooh” present.

Now if I can only keep my hands off it. Just what I needed…another distraction!

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

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dinogrl: birthday cupcake
User: dinogrl
Date: 2008-10-23 03:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:birthday cupcake
Heee.

Happy Birthday to the "B" girl!!!!
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jens_fire
User: jens_fire
Date: 2008-10-23 03:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Please pass on a very Happy Birthday message from me!
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jeffsoesbe: robot head welder
User: jeffsoesbe
Date: 2008-10-23 05:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:robot head welder
Lego Mindstorms. coooooool. I have avoided it so far, because I know that "Build a robot, and program it. Then do it again." would be the complete end of me.

I assume the software works just fine with Macs? Since I believe you're a Mac dude - right?

- yeff
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-10-23 05:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Operationally tested on my MacBook with currently-updated OSX just this evening.

It's kind of horky, an obvious port, but seems functional.
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jeffsoesbe: robot head hydra
User: jeffsoesbe
Date: 2008-10-23 05:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:robot head hydra
Well, that's it. I'm done for. It's Lego Mindstorms for Christmas, then.

And happy birthday to your daughter! Eleven's a good age - very much a full personality, but not yet into the "years of sass and attitude" as I now have with my 14-year-old.

Have some great birthday celebrations!

- yeff
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jeffsoesbe: bald man thinking
User: jeffsoesbe
Date: 2008-10-23 16:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:bald man thinking
I might have pointed you towards this before, but if your daughter is into planets and science and the universe then the songs on these albums are fun:

http://www.acme.com/jef/singing_science/

They're from the 60s. My wife and her siblings loved them as kids. My daughters like them now, and I think they're great especially "Space Songs".

- yeff
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