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Moving and memories

We have been packing for a move. Anyone who has done this can relate. If you have not, resist if you can. Many complexities, stress, etc.

Last night I was packing items from our dining room. In one of the furniture pieces I found photos. As I sorted through them quickly I ran across a picture of my second son in second grade. He was smiling and holding a clock face with small, chubby hands and had mouse ears on his head.

Each year the second grade classes would have a day where they dressed as nursery rhymes and lined the halls of their classes. They would have a paper button on the floor and you could walk up and push it with your foot to activate the rhyme. He was a mouse from "hickory, dickory dock".

So many thoughts came flooding through. I was packing the house that he had always known. He has lived no other place in his life.

How I Won't Fail

On Tynan

SETT, the new blogging platform that Todd and I are building, which this blog is running on, is going really well. With every project comes this fantasy that as soon as the world catches the briefest glimpse of your work, it will respond by showering you with praise and instantly recognizing that what you have created is important and the best possible solution to an significant problem. That's not actually what happens, though. Ever. For anyone.

Being at the beginning of the success curve is more like being a puppy dog. People like you and are interested in what you're doing, but you're not necessarily taken seriously and you stumble from time to time. That's where we are.

According to the recent SETT survey I did, most readers prefer SETT to Wordpress. Not everyone will like it better, but I've been really thrilled with how people are embracing some of the new features we've built. It confirms my belief that blogging is currently broken fundamentally, and that we're building the next version of blogging, and not just sprinkling some glitter an an existing solution.

Since releasing, we've rebuilt a lot of stuff to make it easier to use, more consistent, and accessible on a number of devices. We've introduced bugs in the process, but we are also working hard to fix them. Readers have contributed a lot of great content in the community side of the site, and two of the posts were so good that I promoted them to the front page.

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