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.
Scot (new parent . . . again)