This past Saturday, my beautiful wife gave birth to a little boy, a.k.a. BabyToe. At present, I really haven’t decided what my comfort level is with putting pictures and videos online of him. I think back to personal issues that confronted Russell Beattie several years ago as well as Kathy Sierra earlier this year. I’m very aware of how much of my life is exposed via my blog, various social networking sites,
twitter, flickr, youtube, etc, and while I’m comfortable with that personally, I don’t necessarily need to extend that level of exposure to my family.
As a “on-topic” item, here’s a list of all the gadgets I took to the hospital
- Digital camera (Canon SD700is) – usage: approximately 600 photos in 48 hours
- RCA Small Wonder – usage: lots of video, easy download to PC, easy edits, worked great, no silly videotape needed
- Laptop + EVDO card – usage: sent photos to family at night, made Muvee mix of especially cute photos
- iRiver clix – usage: made awesome relaxation playlist for labor, never used it
- QuikPod – usage: tripod for extra video recording, still love my quikpod!
- Cell phones – usage: mostly ignored
Anyhow, I am thrilled to be a father of a healthy little boy. I’ll certainly share the details of me getting obsessed with my stroller purchase, which was fun – hey, it really is the ultimate gadget if you think about it. The blogging is probably going to remain somewhat sporadic (yes, even more than usual) for the next few weeks, but it won’t go away.
If anyone would care to share their thoughts on the balance between privacy/security and sharing, I’d love to hear them!