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By Breaker (Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 08:35:42 AM EST) (all tags)
How time flies.

Less than 4 weeks to meet MiniBreaker.

Inside: Exciting name the baby poll!


MBW is now languishing in her 3rd week of maternity leave and is struggling with mobility a fair bit.  All healthy and hale so far; the protein in the urine problem appears to have gone so no risk of pre-eclampsia. 

I have surrendered the vast majority of my monthly wage to the joint account and am now officially the family breadwinner.  Which makes it all a bit more real now.  Kind of strange going from footloose and fancy free to married man with obligations.  But no chafing at the yoke from this quarter; I am pleased to achieve this level of stability and happiness by this stage of my life.  I have health, a good job (for this year at least), and the bestest wife in the universe.

House nearly finished; am fortunate that my old bloke is coming up this week to finish the last bedroom.  That leaves the wooden floors to be laid and then the place is done.  I shall post before and after houseporn pix for your lulz.

Aussie work visa investigated, should the unthinkable happen and we do not effect regime change democratically by 2010.  I have a lot of time for this new initiative, but fear it's too little, too late and does not address the surveillance state we find ourselves in. 

How many more reasonable non-tin-foil hat wearing people have to make statements that we are approaching Stasi-like conditions?  Stella Rimington, an ex senior copper, Liberty; the list goes on...

Will the April 1st G20 agitators have any effect?

Been playing with some mental C++ STL at present, but still do not understand this:

template<class Arg>
struct _ixSmanip
{    / store function pointer and argument value
_ixSmanip(void (
cdecl *_Left)(IXStream&, _Arg), _Arg _Val)
    : _Pfun(_Left), _Manarg(_Val)
    {    /
construct from function pointer and argument value

void (_cdecl *_Pfun)(IXStream&, _Arg);    / the function pointer
_Arg _Manarg;    /
the argument value

Touched my electric guitar for the first time in over a year last night.  Clearing out the spare room for decorating; no time to plug in and play.  Meh.

Also, still listening to Valour - HuSian metallists should at least give them a listen. There is a ripper of a solo on "Worth Fighting For" at about 2:50 in, loads of atmospheric effects, a bit of wah and some lovely question and answer phrasing. Lyrically they're a little immature but not to the point of annoyance; the singer is competent sounding and has great delivery. Drumming is very strong and capable. Guitarist's are bloody good - great tone on the rhythm sections, innovative melodies that go from grungy to stoner rock to thrash with a nod to nu-metal (I suspect drop D tuning but for once don't hold it against them). I have also ordered their album off Amazon, result. See, music business types - internet works for bands.

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Is that the time? | 27 comments (27 topical, 0 hidden)
There's no 'A' in BOMB by Phage (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 09:18:12 AM EST
Woohoo - Congrats.
Welcome to the land of parents.

Eh? A in bomb? by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 09:36:17 AM EST
Could be 6 weeks mind if they have to induce...

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C++ by herbert (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 10:50:52 AM EST
Looks like it's storing a partial application.

From the names, it's for making stream manipulators - given a function

void setBase( IXStream&, int base )

you could define something like std::hex like this:

_ixSmanip hex( &setBase, 16 );

Try and find the operator<<( IXStream&, _ixSmanip ) - it will probably just call the stored function on the stream plus the stored argument.

4 weeks! by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 10:57:32 AM EST
Bloody hell!

I never used to be that into babies until my nephew was born last year, now I think they're awesome.

It's political correctness gone mad!

nephew's are awesome. by garlic (4.00 / 1) #6 Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 12:36:20 PM EST
you can hand them back when you're done.

You can't be done with your own baby.

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My original comment has vanished by sugar spun (2.00 / 0) #9 Sun Mar 15, 2009 at 11:45:24 AM EST
and so I feel entirely justified in saying what I meant but didn't manage to say the first time.

This is what terrifies me about babies, specifically the one I am percolating.

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I saw it, and understand your fear by garlic (2.00 / 0) #11 Mon Mar 16, 2009 at 10:52:30 AM EST
Although it does appear that every other person having babies is mind-warped by the babies so that they feel like the whole thing was worth it. So you have that going for you I guess...

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OIC! by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #17 Thu Mar 12, 2009 at 02:12:59 AM EST
Vulch pulled me up on that one as well.

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I am hoping by Breaker (4.00 / 1) #12 Mon Mar 16, 2009 at 11:35:02 AM EST
For a flood of [m|p]aternal hormones to tide us over the "would someone rid me of this turbulent baby" moments. 

Grandparents, that's what they're there for.  And we are aiming for a "baby free day" each per month; it'll give MBW a day to herself and me a day of bonding with the bairn.

We'll see how that one works out when we're dealing with reality not conjecture, however.

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Surely that's by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #18 Thu Mar 12, 2009 at 02:13:40 AM EST
La bombe?

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Possibly by Vulch (2.00 / 0) #23 Thu Mar 12, 2009 at 04:17:39 AM EST
But M. Clouseau may have a variant pronunciation...

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Do you have a lasarnse ? by Phage (2.00 / 0) #24 Thu Mar 12, 2009 at 05:07:46 AM EST
For that boermbe ?

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Yes by Vulch (4.00 / 1) #25 Thu Mar 12, 2009 at 07:48:25 AM EST

I got it from the post office.

But it seems to have the word "dog" crossed out and "boermbe" written above it...


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This by sugar spun (2.00 / 0) #13 Mon Mar 16, 2009 at 12:27:35 PM EST
is an excellent idea. I shall be putting it to a democratic vote.

Sadly, the occupant's grandparents live in a different country. My mother has decided that, should we need her, she'll come to us. I wonder if that's such a good idea, all the same.

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MBD? by Breaker (4.00 / 1) #19 Thu Mar 12, 2009 at 02:15:32 AM EST

Bat country - that's a deuce of a solo IMHO.

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MBW = My Beautiful Wife (right???) by TPD (4.00 / 1) #21 Thu Mar 12, 2009 at 02:34:39 AM EST
.'. MBD = My Beautiful Daughter

and yup.... but too bloody fast when he completely wigs out!

why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM
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D'oh! by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #22 Thu Mar 12, 2009 at 02:43:42 AM EST
Bit hungover at the minute so my brain is clearly running on powersave mode!

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Seems to be a reasonable way to by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #14 Mon Mar 16, 2009 at 12:35:39 PM EST
Maintain some sanity.

MBW's folks live in Australia so I think my folks will bear the brunt of familial offload.

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It's ok for people to have different opinions. by garlic (4.00 / 1) #15 Wed Mar 11, 2009 at 06:51:08 AM EST

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Absolutely. by sugar spun (2.00 / 0) #26 Thu Mar 12, 2009 at 10:03:40 PM EST
I would just like mine to come with an emergency handing-back, or at least handing-off action.

Just in case.

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it's true by TPD (4.00 / 1) #16 Wed Mar 11, 2009 at 07:36:42 AM EST
Nephew's are indeed awesome and yes you can hand them back. But equally your own children are awesome and you don't want to give them back.

why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM
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I have never even held my nieces by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #20 Thu Mar 12, 2009 at 02:16:41 AM EST
What with family being what it is.

But I doubt that once I have my daughter in my arms, I'll ever want to let anyone else hold her.

How is your bump going?

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There is a person by sugar spun (2.00 / 0) #27 Thu Mar 12, 2009 at 10:08:57 PM EST
sitting almost exclusively curled up on my right hip. It's painful to walk already, none of my pants fit, and every day brings with it a new symptom of how my vanity has to take a back seat because my body is ruined.

And then I feel the little person uncurling and experimentally poking one of my organs, or kicking at the waistband of whatever's straining around my middle, and it all doesn't seem to matter. My main concern is the terror that it's not different with your own kids and I'll want or need to pass it on to someone else just for an hour or two. I have no idea how good a parent I'll be, and while I'm excited to be one it's very, very scary to think that I might do it dreadfully wrong. All the more for knowing exactly what bad early parenting can do to adults.

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Not too dissimilar to MBW then by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #28 Fri Mar 13, 2009 at 05:05:06 AM EST
Who did have a good parenting.

I reckon if you're thinking "will I be a good parent?" you're already halfway there, a little bit of self critical appraisal can be a good thing.

As long as it doesn't become OTT and you obsess over minutae even when you're doing it 95% right.

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Wow, that's close. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 11:24:44 AM EST
Have fun with that whole parentage thing. Sounds like a blast, so long it's not me.

Also, drop tunings should DIE. DIE DIE DIE. DIE. If you can't form a powercord on the low string, you shouldn't play metal anyway.

Interestingly enough, the "tab" for Thing that Should Not Be lists it as a drop tuning. Back in the olden days, before I realized I could usually pick out the tune if I just sat down with the guitar, I used to get tab books. I could NOT play Thingy until I gave up on drop tuning and just tuned the whole thing down. Then it came out right away.

Die drop tunings. DIE.

wipo: by garlic (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 12:37:30 PM EST
anonymouse's next girl friend.

That's by Vulch (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 01:29:42 PM EST
Baronet Oswald Ernald Moseley Breaker.
Pah, yoofer today, you'd think they'd never heard of Not The Nine O'Clock News...

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