MDD: Most Dreaded Day

What’s the most dreaded day of the year for parents of small children in the US? That’s easy – the last Sunday in October. Not because that’s sometimes Halloween, but because that’s the day we set our clocks back to get off daylight savings time. Before that day, it stays dark until about 7 AM. After, it gets light at 6 AM. My kids have some kind of super-accurate daylight monitor and seem to automatically wakeup when the sun rises. Generally, 6 AM isn’t that early, but it sure seems that way if you’ve been up a couple times during the night with a baby like our almost-8-month-old Claire. I’m sure Starbucks does a ton of extra business during the few weeks it takes families to adjust.

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If The Finger Fits…

My 7-month-old daughter Claire passed another important developmental stage today – she figured out that her index finger fits perfectly into either nostril. Lots of exploring going on now.

SpamBayes Slowdown?

I recently upgrade SpamBayes from version 0.8x to 1.0. Not sure what changed since version 0.8, but SB has gotten MUCH slower. Not slow enough not to use it, but slow enough that I will sometimes start to read an email in my inbox, only to have SB remove it while I’m reading.