My wife and I were so excited to met our first born son!There was nothing like meeting our son for the first time. We love him so much. Even though we only met him a few weeks ago, it's hard to imagine our lives without him. Reflecting on the past few weeks, I realize what a crazy ride it's been!
For example, during the past few weeks, I:Changed my son's diaper, only to realize that I left his dirty diaper under his clean diaper. I finally noticed when I couldn't find his dirty diaper anywhere. Then I thought to myself, "Oh no...I didn't...did I?" Oh yes, I did.
Started heating water for coffee, only to have my wife point out that I had the front burner on instead of the back burner. There I go again, melting spatulas instead of making coffee, d'oh!
Watched an inordinate amount of Star Trek The Next Generation during late night feedings. I think the episode I like the best (maybe because I can personally identify with the plot) is Night Terrors. Basically, the crew of the Enterprise start to go insane because no one can get any SLEEP!!! Well, almost no one. Commander Data and Counselor Troi were more or less unaffected. Spoiler alert: I like the end of the episode because Commander Data orders Captain Picard to go to bed and get some rest. I keep hoping that someone will do the same for me!
Learned a new euphemism for a pivotal and dramatic improvement: "Riker's Beard", taken from Star Trek - The Next Generation, which many fans considered wanting until Commander Riker grew a beard at the start of Season Two, after which the show was well-received for the rest of its run. I think I can even use it in a sentence: "The development and subsequent release of the iPhone was a real Riker's Beard moment for Apple."
I blame most of this wackiness on sleep deprivation.
So what does all this have to do with software development?Hmm...I'm not exactly sure. Maybe the take away is that:
- We all make silly mistakes from time to time, it's OK, really!
- Don't take yourself to seriously.
- Life is much more than software development (or sleep!)