So, 29 Years After My Oldest Was Born, I Adopted Again…

Cedar was born on June 9th. That’s why this blog has gone dark for a while.

Well, that and I’m a lazy ass.

Back to Cedar: Holy cow. You’d think after parenting for nearly 30 years, I’d have some father-like chops in the repertoire. Nope. That poor little guy gets a dad who seems to have forgotten everything he ever knew about parenting. I might as well be 17.

So I’m still reading about parenting, and trying to figure stuff out as I go. Often with the help of the older kids. For example, when talking hypothetical situations: “Dad, I hated when you did that. Maybe you should change your strategy.”

But with some memory coming back, talking with the other kids, reading and a little luck, I hope that I’ll make some new mistakes with Cedar. That’s the goal: not no mistakes, just new ones.

And, just to artificially tie this in with the other writing/tech comm/cloud themes in this blog: I’m still reading, still talking to others involved in the industry, and still trying to make new professional mistakes. One possible mistake-in-waiting is the commenting system I’m going to roll out for the Eucalyptus documentation. It’s the best one that I know of–that’s the not the possible mistake. The possible mistake is that it won’t be the same forum/commenting system used in our support area. That could be a problem with single sign-on, but we might be able to unify the two. We’ll see.

Maybe I should talk to my kids and see how they feel about it.

Mistakenly yours,

Scot (new parent . . . again)

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About scotmarvin

Scot is a writer for Oracle. He's a slacker and smartass involved in content strategy, content architecture, big data, cloud computing, and other buzzwords related to technical stuff. He loves his family, history books, jazz guitar, and the Minnesota Vikings. Scot is a proud father, so don't make the mistake of asking about his family unless you have four hours to listen to him ramble on about his kids.
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