October 2005 Entries

Now, my wife Elif and Uzay are sleeping so that I can write to my blog. Since Uzay arrived 3 weeks ago, there are many things happened.

Just today, Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 has been shipped on MSDN Subscriptions. This was a great and exciting news. Downloads are started. I left work early today to download these :-)...

Master of Software Engineering course at ANU is finished, now I need to finish 2 assignments to be able to graduate at December. Assignments are going well.

Uzay already started to S26 formula. It is hard to keep with his demand. He is an easy baby I think, compared to other horror stories I have heard. He cries only when he is hungry. Wet nappy is not a problem for him thanks to Huggies. The best thing is to let him sleep on my tummy.

I have downloaded IronPython and registered for their e-mail list, thought it would be nice to see what others are doing with different languages on .NET Framework.

I will be attending to Industrial Strength .NET course at Readify between 14th and 18th of November. It is just the right time to attend a course as there is not much happening at the work. Work is alright. We teamed up for the 10.000 step challenge. Everyday we walk to Anzac Parade, Burly Griffin lake, Old Floriade, ANU and back to office. I am not doing much exercises these days and put on some weight and maybe I could loose some with this challenge.

I have bought "ASP.NET 2.0 A Developers Handbook". I quite like these books, no chit chat, just necessary information without flooded by unnecessary examples and stories. I have also bought "Personal Software Process" of Watts S. Humphrey's. This book is a necessary guide for every developer to learn how to be more effective and productive. Highly recommended.

That is all for now. I will be writing about CMMI, PSP, TSP and process improvement methods soon.

Here are Uzay's pictures and also he has a blog on MSN Spaces.

Update: I haven't write anything about the vital stats. Here they are:

Born on 6th Oct 2005 at 15:33

Weight : 3.885Kg

Length: 54.5cm


Baby Uzay decided to say hello to the world after 5 days overdue. Contractions are started this morning. Mother is healthy and looking forward to take Uzay in her arms.

We are still at home and getting ready for the hospital trip. Elif is trying to sleep a bit as she didn't get much during the night.

Uzay means Cosmos in Turkish and I hope will bring luck to our child.

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