It’s hard to believe that it’s been two months since my son, Asher James, was born. In a matter of hours, he’ll be returning from his first road trip with his Mom, leaving his Dad at home for four days to get junk done, fritter time away, and miss him. And his Mom, naturally.
TNF has gotten the short end of the stick since Meg and I became parents. (I’m planning for that to change, for what that’s worth.) The lack of action here is partly due to the fact that I launched another site, Dawsoning, a week or so after Asher was born.
Dawsoning is my version of a (very public) baby book. It’s written in Django and, in addition to providing a tidy little blog, aggregates Meg and my tweets, photos, and videos from sundry other places around the web. It’s fun to maintain because I barely have to touch it. Because the only people watching really care about the subject matter (my friends and family), I’ve gotten the strongest positive reaction of anything I’ve yet built on the web. It’s neat, really. Dawsoning gets a fraction of the traffic of this site, and yet it’s more loved by its followers. That’s a nice reminder for me of the relative value of resources on the web. Sure, a lot of people might be watching. But how many of those people really care?
Anyway, for those that are interested, Dawsoning is where I’ve been spending a lot my time. I’m looking to shake things up around here a bit. But in the meantime, if you’re in the mood to browse through a a quickly growing archive of the life of some other guy’s kid, you’ve now got one extra option.