Well, I apparently completely suck at this internet blog thing.  Shortly after working with the PR people at NetApp to get my own blog, I wrote a few short articles on installation of some of the products I work on and then…quit updating.  I tell myself I have excuses – a lot has happened in the last year.   I always have a hard time prioritizing updating the blog, whether it be my professional one or this one.  Looking at the last post, it’s now been over a year since my last update.  So, I guess I should go ahead and say “Happy New Year!” even though that was weeks ago!

I doubt anyone reads this personal blog or even looks anymore, since well – I haven’t been updating.  But, as I said, a lot has happened in the last year.  Last year around this time, we found out that my wife, Rebecca was pregnant.  Then, in October, our baby girl Kaitlyn was born.  It’s been an incredibly exciting time – I can’t believe she’s almost four months old now.  So, in between staying incredibly busy at work, spending time with my family and playing Warcraft 🙂 I haven’t had any time to blog.

So, with the blog – a few months ago, I logged in (probably because I had around 300-400 spam messages that weren’t caught by Akismet) and realized that my WordPress was incredibly out of date.  So, I updated to the latest released version and that broke my theme.  I decided to stick with the default theme until I found time to update the site again.  Well, as you can see – I chose this new theme, which looks decent and is much easier to update than the previous one.

This domain name has been my home on the internet for over 11 years now.  So, I’m going to wrap this post up by saying – I can’t guarantee that I’ll keep this updated regularly, but I’m going to try.