Friday, June 24, 2005

I am Thankful it's Friday

I am very thankful it's Friday. Friday's are nice because we know the weekend is coming and we will be able to get some rest from our labors. I am very thankful it is Friday. I look forward to spending the weekend with my beautiful family. I am very, very, thankful it is Friday.

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Thursday, June 23, 2005

Thankful for Java

I am very thankful for JAVA (the programming language, not the coffee). I am thankful for JAVA for many reasons. Java is very versatile, it runs in many environments, it is free to use, and there are many free editors you can use to create java programs. JAVA is a pretty cool language.

My oldest son Matthew (11 years old) is learning Java at the moment and he already has some experience with HTML, so it wouldn't surprise me if he starts developing games for our dinosaur site.

Actually, it wouldn't surprise me if our 6 year old Adam writes some games for the site as well. Adam is SOOOO interested in computers and seems to be learning JAVA programming along with Matthew. He sits/stands next to Matthew and watches him program. In fact, the other day while I was watching Matthew go through his JAVA lesson Adam said,

"No, that's wrong it should ne drawRectangle, not fillRectangle" or something along those lines.

And Adam was right!

Anyway, they both seem to enjoy learning Java and while I can't imagine Adam being a programmer at age 6, it could happen (apparently it is happening). For that matter it's hard to believe Matthew is old enough to learn programming already.

Lastly, the reason I am thankful for JAVA is that currently it pays the bills in my house, as I am a JAVA developer for a fairly big computer company.

Anyway, I am very thankful for JAVA - the programming language for kids of all ages!

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Thankful for Dinosaurs

I am very thankful for Dinosaurs. I liked dinosaurs when I was kid and all of my kids REALLY like dinosaurs. So much so that our oldest (Matthew) wants to be a Paleontologist when he grows up. In fact, Matthew and I created a website a couple years back called the Dinosaur Time Machine. We still add content to it and the plan is for either him or him and his siblings to eventually take over the design of it.

Anyway, I am very thankful for Dinosaurs as they are very intereresting creatures to learn about and fun for the whole family (well at least ours).

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Thankful for Steve Jobs Inspiring Speech

I am thankful for the speech Steve Jobs gave at Stanford. It is very inspiring.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Thankful for Birthday Parties

We are having Joseph's three year old birthday tonight. He actually turned three yesterday, but since yesterday was Father's day we figured nobody would come to the party if we had it on Father's day. We had the same issue with Hannah this year as her birthday fell on Mother's Day.

Anyway, I look forward to the fun the kids have on birthdays. We have geared them back alot over the years (with five kids you have to). It is nice to have an excuse to have friends and family over to hang out and enjoy a birthday party. I am thankful for birthday parties and the joy they give us.