Scott Hanselman

Mom Graduates and Z Crawls

June 27, '06 Comments [15] Posted in Javascript | Parenting | Speaking | Z
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My Mom Graduates from College

A big week indeed for the Hanselman Family. My mom, Franci, age 60 (she doesn't mind saying) graduated from PSU with a Master's in Education. An amazing accomplishment at any age I say. She held her own against the 20-somethings and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Correction - Dad says a 3.82 GPA is Summa Cum Laude, my bad!

She's been working at this for a very long time and we're all very proud of her. Congratulations Mom!

And speaking of life-altering forward motion, in a fantastic sequel to the Hit Video "Z Rolls" today Z created a soon-to-be-hit Z Crawls! Now we're frantically running around baby-proofing the house. Just kidding, it's been baby-proofed for months. ;)

Tip: We put a number of sheets of clear plexiglass in front of the multimedia/stereo equipment. These plastic pieces are L-shaped with one side sitting underneath the component with the other side shielding the front. This lets the remote control continue to work while preventing Z from inserting a sandwich into the VCR.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. I am a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2006 12:38:56 PM UTC
Congrats to your mom and Z! I love how at the end he goes for the cord instead of the toy...

Scott from WI
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 12:40:01 PM UTC
Don't kid yourself Scott. Having worked in the consumer electronics repair business for several years before getting into the software biz and being a father, nothing, and I mean nothing is safe ;-).
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 1:22:45 PM UTC
Awesome. :)

Don't blink: he'll be running around before you know it. I can't believe my daughter turns 2 in the fall.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 2:33:07 PM UTC
Scott,

What are you using to record the video? Is it safe to have the fan on the floor? My son is due in a couple of weeks.

Keep up the good work on HanselMinutes..It makes driving sane.
Stephen
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 2:44:36 PM UTC
Mmmmmmm. VCR sannnnnnnnndwich. [achchhhhhhchchch.....]
Dave P.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 2:54:41 PM UTC
Those plastic thingies don't work. My son figured out a way to move them out of the way the day after we got them. Start thinking of plan B! ;)
KG
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 4:27:30 PM UTC
:) The video was filmed with a Casio Z750 digital camera, just a little point and shoor. And no, it wasn't a good idea to have the fan on the floor.
Scott Hanselman
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 4:41:05 PM UTC
If Z likes shoving sandwiches into VCRs, send him to my house. I'd give anything for an "accident" to happen to our VCR- it's sullying the digital shrine with its analog lameness (my wife insists we keep it to watch the 15 VHS movies she brought as a dowry). Do you know how awful VHS looks on a 60" upconverted to 1080p? ;)
Matt Davis
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 6:04:09 PM UTC
I use an IR repeater, ala
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2104477&cp=&origkw=infrared&kw=infrared&parentPage=search

to lock away my electronics but still have remote control. I did it for aesthetic reasons originally, but defense against the PB&J is an even more compelling reason. :)
Wednesday, June 28, 2006 4:53:18 AM UTC
Damn Scott! Congrats to your mom and what a freakin cute video! Bring Z to PADNUG tomorrow to see Patrick. I'll be glad to help!
Wednesday, June 28, 2006 2:56:35 PM UTC
Congrats to your mom on a great achievement and to Z for picking up the pace! The kids always go for the cords first...go figure. :) I was lucky enough to see my daughter's first crawl too, it was very cool to see!
Wednesday, June 28, 2006 4:31:14 PM UTC
Congrats on Z crawling! The plexiglass idea is brilliant!
Wednesday, June 28, 2006 7:41:19 PM UTC
Scott,

surprisingly my daughter never took interest inserting things into the VCR (though from my empirical studies boys do). Maybe if you dont bring attention to it nothing will happen.

Congrats to your Mom, that is awesome, and you go Z, programmers need their exercise.

Kevin Marino
Thursday, June 29, 2006 2:16:46 PM UTC
Huge congrats to your Mom. That's an awesome accomplishment!

As for the rolling, crawling thing, that's always great. VCR though? C'mon techno-geek, it's DVDs all the way. Video tapes are so 1990s.

So you're going to get him a little plastic ball so he can crawl and zoom around the house now? You know, like a hamster (or is it hampster?).
Friday, June 30, 2006 9:42:27 PM UTC
I see where you get your smarts from :-)
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