I'm flying solo through next Wednesday while Ruth is visiting her folks in Seattle and attending the Entomological Societies meeting in Vancouver. Open source stuff will slip a bit, sorry about that.
I don't mind being a solo parent for a week or so. This is the 5th week this year. To be honest, I think I'm actually pretty good at it. Today was pretty busy, with two different early runs to school, seeing Bea and some other cool kids pick up certificates at an 9 a.m. award assembly, work, then driving a carload of kids to Loveland Laser Tag for a birthday party that ran until 10 p.m. Non-stop from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
During a break in the action, I explained test-driven development to my oldest daughter's best friend, a smart 7th grader. I'd brought my computer along to LLT and had been working in a corner. Test-driven development, I explained, was the process of working backwards from a program B, which verifies that a program A works as it should, and this seemed to be from her reaction a bit of a puzzler. "Why don't you just write the program first, since you have to have an idea of it before you can write the test?"
Now I'm enjoying a beer, decompressing, and working on my writing.