As many of you have undoubtedly noticed, I haven’t posted in 6 months. And my last post was about the impending birth of our first child.
Well, Zach was born a healthy baby boy at 8 pounds and 14 ounces and the last few months have certainly been an adventure. You can see pictures of a small part of that adventure at http://gallery.zachabramowitz.com/.
It’s obviously a big change and of course, he is the center of much of our attention now. When I get home from a day of pressing keys, it’s nice to spend time with my son, rather than banging on more keys. I have actually, in the past few months, spewed random thoughts into the digital ether, but it has been in the one-liner style of tweets and Facebook status updates. Compared to blogging, these are quick, which is great when you don’t want to spend a bigger chunk of time, but they are of course more shallow and tend to have a different audience. And some things like technical info of real substance, don’t lend themselves at all to those mediums.
Lately, I’ve felt a vague feeling that I’d like to blog. It could be because of the need for expression, the need for catharsis, the need to feel part of a community, yada, yada… Or it could simply be that I miss having a place where I can jot down random little bits of technical info that I don’t want to forget and have other people benefit and/or comment with their own refinements. Or maybe it’s vanity. Or maybe it’s a little bit of all these things.
In any case, here we go…