some new code

A2C and I have been working on some new code, and we’re proud to present the results to you 🙂 Here’s what it looks like:

#include <iostream.h>
#include "flushTypes.h"
#include "Michaels.h"
#include "Wang.h"

public class baby: public Wang, private Michaels {


        baby *baby::baby(mother *, father *);
        void baby::cry(time_t time, int intensity);
        void baby::eat(time_t time);
        void baby::sleep(time_t time);
        void baby::play(time_t time);


        // This function returns true if the the diaper contains something
        boolean baby::diaperCheck();
        void baby::flush(bodilyFunction flushType);

void main(void) {

    mother *elaine;
    father *andy;
    baby *ourBaby;

    ourBaby = new(baby);

    Michaels::baby(mother, father);;;

Next, we compile the code:

$make install --SUNDAY baby

Then, we look at the results:

$ls -l
total 1
-rwxr-xr-- 1 malfunction54 michaels 19.25 13 May 15:30 EdenHopeMichaels

For those of you who can’t read the code, I’ve made a GUI that may be more intuitive for you…
a little hand

Born on May 13, 2007 (mother’s day), she weighs in at 7.00 lbs

a little foot

She is 19.25″ long

our baby!

We proudly introduce Miss Eden Hope Michaels!

  • Elaine Tam

    Andy, Elaine,

    Eden is SO beautiful!! What a wonderful Mother’s Day present. Congratulations!! We’re are so happy for you and can’t wait to meet her.

    God Bless! Elaine, Han-Yang, Patrick

  • Ihsan


  • EXCELLENT – Praise the Lord

  • Josh Peterson

    Huzzah! Congratulations Andy and Elaine! We were wondering about you guys yesterday, and it’s such a wonderful thing to receive this news. And what a perfect day for your little Eden Hope to be born! Praise God for this blessing!

    Josh & Juili Peterson

  • David and Jamie

    CONGRATULATIONS to the new daddy and mommy. nice code, wonder what would happen if i ran it thru vb? haha, creative, creative. But God is more creative still, giving you such a precious little girl. What a beautiful Mother’s day gift to Elaine!

    congrats again =)

  • Jan and Vic

    Fabulous!!! Congratulations! How neat. A baby Girl…Terrif.
    We’re so happy for you! Keep us posted with pics. She’s adorable! You’re in for the ride of your life. Enjoy. Bet your folks are bustin’ buttons to be grandparents! Can’t wait to see her! Be Sure to give us a call when you get in town to visit your parents. Love her name too. Jan and Vic Mockaitis

  • Tim and Mindy

    Wow!!! Congratulations!!! What a wonderful mother’s day gift! We’ll be praying for lots of rest (if possible) and patience and joy once you guys take her home =) Yay for little girls!

  • Jaime Tsay

    yay congratulations you guys!! we were just thinking about you this weekend and wondering when she would arrive 🙂 now her bday is the same day as our anniversary! so happy for you!!

  • cafn8

    Congratulations! How perfect for her to be born on Mothers’ Day. What a beautiful gift.

  • Ray


  • Ann & Wilson

    Congrats guys! she’s so precious! 🙂

  • Winnie & Demetri

    congratulations!!! we were wondering when it will happen. truly adds to the meaning of mother’s day. can’t wait to see you guys!!!

  • Nemesis

    how sweet!!!! she’s so BEAUTIFUL!!! and what a pretty name! Welcome baby Eden! 🙂 we can’t wait to meet you!!! 🙂

  • Livia

    CONGRATS elaine and andy!!! she’s early – what good timing!!! hope everyone is doing well!

  • angela

    that is so great! she’s beautiful!

  • Kevin and Florence

    Yeah! Congratulations and praise God! She’s a beautiful little girl.

  • Sara

    Wow, I’m very happy for you both. That’s great news and a beautiful blessing. Congratulations.

  • Sarah

    What a darling blessing to be born on mommy’s day! We can’t wait to see Eden Hope.

  • lo.dan

    What? I didn’t get the e-mail until 9am today? That’s so wrong man J/K LOL …. I bet you wished our idea was a working one ….. I’m glad everything went well ……

  • Jefrey and Connie

    Well Happy Mother’s Day indeed! Congratulations from the both of us!!

  • Holey moley! Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Michaels! We’re so happy for you! And, a very happy first Mother’s Day to Elaine! I had a sneaking suspicion that I should have been wishing Elaine a Happy Mother’s Day yesterday!

  • Paul Tup

    Andy’s a DAD! CONGRATS!!!!!!

    She’s a cutie!

    Happy Mother’s Day to Elaine, the timing couldn’t have been better!

  • Clara

    Bellissima!! God bless Miss Eden!

  • Phil & Susanna

    Message to Eden (since everyone else to writing to the parents):

    Hello Eden,

    Welcome to the Andy & Elaine’s world. A land of Legos, computer servers and snowboarding. What an interesting family you are coming into!!! You have loving parents and I know you will have a happy life together. Hope to see you and your parents soon.

    Phil & Susanna

  • Su

    Congrats! Update your compiler and make an executable baby!

  • denise

    ahhh!!!! congratulations!!!!! she’s soooooooooooooooooo cute already!!!! i’m so happy for you guys!!!!

  • bridget

    she’s so cuuute!! 🙂 congratulations!!

  • Sophia

    Wowo! I was wondering if something great happened since I did not see you at church. Look at the chubalub! So cute! I love her little alfalfa sprout! How adorable! Congrats! Glad we ate with you last week before this wonderful change in your life! 🙂 Praise God for miracles!

  • Woo-hoo! Congratulations!

    BTW, you’re officially a bigger dork than I am. You just compiled your daughter! 😛

    We’re on the countdown . . . 51 days until our little guy / girl arrives. Assuming he / she arrives on time, of course. Knowing the parents, that seems unlikely. 🙂

    Congrats again.

  • Congratulations!!!! Can’t wait to see you guys soon!

  • Brian and Jeanne

    congratulations! she’s beautiful and oh so very cute. what a nice looking head of hair too… kaitlyn’s jealous. You two picked a wonderful name as well… we love it. She’s blessed to join such a loving family. We’ll be praying for you b/c now the “real” work begins. We’d love to see more pics when you guys get time to breathe. congrats and praise God for such a precious little one.

  • Matthew

    Peachy! Breast-feeding, TLC, diaper changing and bedtime reading from the COBOL primers is integral for all future development.


  • pei

    CONGRATULATIONS Andy & Elaine!!! You guys couldn’t have done a better coding job! 🙂 She’s just beautiful. What timing and very cool name! God bless always.

  • Han and Fiona


    I’m interested in what functions Michaels has, that baby will inherit.

  • Rebecca & Andrew

    Andy & Elaine,

    Congratulations on your precious gift (a Mother’s Day gift, no less!). Little Eden is absolutely beautiful. What a fabulous name! God bless your new family and good luck in the coming weeks as you get adjusted and try to find time to sleep!

    As for the code above… you are staying true to form. 🙂

    Rebecca, Andrew, Alanah, and baby-on-the-way (due 6/19)

  • Artie

    Andy and Elaine, God bless both of you, and congratulations! Eden looks gorgeous!

  • Larry

    Praise God! Oh wow, she’s beautiful!!! Congrats and may God continue to Bless you guys abundantly

  • Jeff O

    Andy and Elaine,

    Congradulations and best wished to you and your new family!!

  • How could Andy the Grouch father such a beautiful child ?!
    God’s Will and Elegant Elaine’s dominant gene perhaps…….

    Well done guys!


  • Grace Iwata

    Yay! Congrats guys! She’s so precious. We can’t wait to meet Little Eden!

  • vickie

    Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!! This baby is really the most beautiful baby ever!

  • babies leave me speechless in awe. the pics of her hand and feet– she’s so incredibly perfect. praise God and congradulations!!!

  • Yuwen & Clifton

    awww…congrats! so happy for you! bring her out to california for the sun and surf! ok…maybe next year. we’ll get her the surfboard. 🙂

  • Alice

    Congratulations!!! Woohoo! Hope Elaine and you are doing well. So exciting!

  • Alice

    Oh that is Alice Atkins… not Alice jie jie

  • Toni

    She’s lovely. Congratulations to mom and dad.

  • Dama

    Congratulations to you both!

  • Elaine (not the mother)

    Elaine and Andy,

    Thanks for sharing the good news! WOW! A very pleasant surprise and beautiful little girl. Many good wishes for abundant happiness.

    Please send progress pictures (of the baby).


  • Janas, Esther, and Zoe

    Congratulations Andy and Elaine!!! She’s such a beautiful baby. Esther loves her name and Zoe can’t wait to play with Eden. The fun is just beginning….

  • Gail Ritchie

    Andy & Elaine,
    Congratulations! Your daughter is beautiful! Much happiness to all of you.
    Gail Ritchie

  • woo hoo! congratulations!

  • May

    Congratulations!!! What an awesome gift for your first mother’s day! I can’t wait to meet Eden in person!

  • anil & caitlin

    congratulations! how exciting… we’re so happy for the two of you.

  • Jack Fishburn

    Andy, she looks just like you. Congratulations!
    Don’t forget what I said about keeping one hand on her at all times when she’s on the changing table!
    Jack Fishburn

  • Gene

    CONGRATS!!! Baby Mike is a real cutie!

  • Andy Wen

    She is just beautiful. Congratulations from Andy and Abby.

  • Vivian

    Congratulations! That’s such a wonderful Mother’s day gift. From Elaine’s email it seemed it would be this week, but I guess it was even earlier. I’m bummed I didn’t get to eat/meet up with you guys before the big day. Wishing you much joy as you enjoy this precious time. She’s beautiful.

  • Awesome! I love the code. 😉 Congratulations!

    Andy, you may recall talking with Moyra Stiles, a friend of mine… her second son was born on the same day last year… a good day for cute kids!

  • Emmy

    What a cute baby! Congratulations!

  • Fran and Homer

    OHHH!! we’re so excited to see Eden Michaels has made her entrance!! She’s got some good genes and is adorable! Thanks for translating the code…i could not read any of it. can’t wait to meet her! I was going to call you today and see if you could get to the hospital! Happy mother’s day!!

  • Ryan & Marianna

    Andy & Elaine, Congratulations!!!!

    Welcome to the family Eden!!!

  • Ashok, Jen & Aliyah

    congratulations!!! we can’t wait to meet baby Eden!

  • Congratulations. Wow born on mothers day! In the very far future that’ll be great for your children. Two important dates on the same day = one present! 😉 And being born on mothers day is good luck.. or so I hear.

  • Jessica

    Congratulations, Elaine and Andy! I’m so happy for you. Baby Eden is a absolutely adorable, and what a lovely name! Can’t wait to meet the newest member of our family. Awwwww!

  • Granddad Wang

    Hi Andy and Elaine,

    I think you’ve got another Elaine. She looked just like the baby Elaine in 1976.

    Your Dad

  • Roberta

    Congatulations! What a precious gift.
    Welcome to parenthood Elaine and Andy!
    She is absoulutely beautiful. Best wishes to you all.

  • Peds OT/PT

    Elaine and Andy~ What a beautiful baby girl you 2 made! Love the photos of her hand, foot and face!! Looks like we helped to nurture a beauty. Glad to know you are well. See you in a month!

  • Congratulations Andy and Elaine!
    Especially Elaine with all the labor and all.

    I tried to read the javascript (or whatever object-oriented script) but gave up and looked at the pictures instead. Beautiful Eden. You should make a garden for her.

    She was a day early right? Wow an Asian that is early or on time. Who would have thought?

    Fred, Hyanglan and family

  • Harkness Crew

    Congrats Elaine and Andy on the birth of your new bundle of
    joy! We all lost on the pool by the way. She is adorable and beautiful. We are all very happy for you and wish you the best!!!! We miss your stories!! Call us, send us more pics, and come and visit with the precious little one!!!! Miss ya lots!!


  • Mike and Jennifer Chen

    congrats!! love the hand and toe shots =)
    she’s a cutie!

  • Janice Earl

    Andy and Elaine,

    Congratulations! I am so happy and excited for you guys. She is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing your great news with me. Take care and hope to see you next time you’re visiting Decatur.

  • Gosia ‘Margaret’ Wheeler

    Andy and Elaine,
    What a precious little gift to be received on Mother’s Day. Congratulations! She looks like a really good baby and so beautiful. If you have any questions about burping, feeding, diapers and such, feel free to call your old friends in Iowa – 2 kids and 6 years of practice we have been through it all.
    Big hugs for Mom (you did great Elaine), pat on the back for Dad (good job, Andy) and tiny little kiss for Miss Eden (be a good girl for Mama and Daddy).

  • Aunt Alice

    Andy – you are a true nerd. Hats off to you.
    Elaine – prepare the baby for some spoiling!

  • Anna Lysyanskaya


  • Angela & Dave

    Elaine & Andy,

    Congratulations on the arrival of darling Eden! It’s so great to have a little girl as you’ll soon find out 🙂 Rest lots and sleep whenever Eden sleeps – this is our first piece of parenting advice! We look forward to lots more pictures of Eden and the whole family!

  • Huan and Tairan

    Congratulations! What a special Mother’s Day!
    I think when she grows up, she would like the fact that she was born on Mother’s day. It is such a nice story to tell.

  • Todd Chen

    Lotta hair on that baby. Congrats Man!

  • Kerry Ryan

    Mini-Michaels! How sweet. Congratulations

  • Derek

    Hi Andy, congrats on the daughter card upgrade. Your life definitely won’t be the same. Being a daddy is one of the best gifts you’ll ever receive. Enjoy and be blessed.

  • Judy & George

    Hello Andy…what a wonderful surprise! Pease and blessings to you and Elaine on such a beautiful bundle of joy! Come back and see us sometime.

  • Chris Krulik

    Andy – she is beautiful! God Bless all of you!