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November 9, 2014: Sorry for the lack of updates but it turns out having a kid makes you quite busy! Anyhow, lots of going ons:
  • Took 2 weeks of initial paternity leave, most of which is a blur of crying, sleeping, and dirty diapers
  • Mom & Nic came to visit me (Ryan actually) which was fun. Did a bunch of outings with them!
  • Work has been busy with bugs and meeting external partners. Working on a fun project now though, and learning the JavaFX UI framework to boot
  • Halloween was pretty low key, but took Ryan out to pose with some pumpkins (in his pumpkin costume)
  • Ryan can track us with his eyes, and just recently started doing "social smiles" -- so fun!
  • Got my first onsight of a 5.12a at the gym! :D
Yup. Catch ya on the flip side!

September 19, 2014: HE'S HERE! I'd like to formally introduce baby Ryan Boulder Betts-Ng!! He arrived a bit earlier than expected, but that's ok -- now we have more time to hang out together! After spending 4 days in the hospital we finally headed home a couple days ago and have been figuring out this "parenting" thing since...

August 18, 2014: Finally got around to practicing my aid climbing which I learned last year. Found a nice crack under an overpass near my house and have been out there a couple times so far. Already feel much better on it!
Got to see the legendary Yo-Yo Ma play at the Greek theatre last week. So good, and he's pretty funny too!
In other news, just working a bunch and preparing for the baby (only 6 more weeks!!). Also trying to finish up my OUYA-exclusive "Battle Sudoku" game in my limited spare time.

August 5, 2014: Finally put up some new pictures! This time it's from our trip to Paris. Paris was super fun -- we went with a few friends and booked a cool AirBnB place with a rooftop terrace that gave a 360 view over the city. We got 6-day museum passes and made good use of them. Also ate a ton of delicious food (who knew French butter could be so good??). Those eager and observant readers will have already clicked on that link and noticed what the title of the album is. (go look now if you haven't already)
That's right -- we're expecting! Baby's due at the end of next month and we just had a super fun baby shower this past weekend!! Thanks to everyone who helped organize it. Not only did this baby shower include beer, archery, and throwing knives, but tons of good food, presents, friends, and fun games.
Unexpectedly Ryan also came down for it! He managed to find a super good deal on a flight and came to visit. We made the most of his time here by avoiding sleep and doing lots of fun things -- being tourists in SF, buying all kinds of horchata, rock climbing in Yosemite, and playing OUYA.

June 21, 2014: Big news! After reading, and being inspired by, Fixing My Gaze, I started some weekly vision therapy sessions to see if I could also gain binocular vision... after 12 weeks I had my first instance of 3d-ness! For a few seconds I was able to "fuse" the circles on a variable tranaglyph and see the 2 circles in glorious 3d.



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