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What a week

by Simon Harris

Six days ago, my extraordinary wife Jess gave birth to our third and final (yes, really!) child at home, a beautiful boy with a working title where his name shall shortly, hopefully, be.

Two days ago, I turned 40.

Today, I finally shipped my first iPhone app, Readtime, that I have been working on sporadically for a few months now with Benjamin Birnbaum and Ben Green, and the support of the Cogent folk.

I wish I had something pithy to end with but I don’t. I’m mostly just sitting here, wired, reflecting on what a crazy time it’s been, how utterly fortunate I am to have the life that I do, and hoping that by writing it all down, I might finally get to sleep. I think it’s worked :)


Our son has a name: George Samuel Harris.