21 Dec 2005 raph   » (Master)

The happiest baby on earth

I took a picture of Alan when he was a baby, and for a while it was one of the first-page hits on Google Image search for the keyword "happy". Over time, several people have asked to use the picture.

Most recently, it graces the front page of UC Riverside, where it is used to illustrate a research study on the nature of happiness. That makes it official, when he was a baby he was the happiest on earth.

The funny thing is, the day I took that picture, he was also most unhappy. We were packing for a move, and he was quite cranky that we were paying attention to all these boxes and things instead of him. I took a break for a few minutes, and he was soooo happy, I decided to take a picture. He was still happy to be the focus of attention, and I think the pic shows that.

Nokia 770

rillian brought his Nokia 770 when visiting here, and it seems really cool. The kids liked it, as well - Alan surfed to the neopets site and was able to log in, and Max made a drawing with the sketch (primitive paint) app.

My take is that the form factor is a winner, but I think I'll wait until the second generation to actually get one. The CPU is quite pokey by modern standards, and memory is tight.

It does run Ghostscript right out of the box, though! It seriously looks like it's a lot easier to develop for than your usual handheld.

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