I’m in the Wall Street Journal for the Intel wiki I created!

I’ve been chatting with a reporter from the Wall Street Journal, who is writing an article about companies that use social software like wikis behind the firewall.

As of an hour or so ago, the article is out, but it’s behind the WSJ pay wall. I’m going to see if I can get permission to repost it, or at least the part about me and Intel (and the company-wide wiki I created there). Fans of TinyPodcast (remember that? ;-)) will be pleased to note that Brian was quoted in the article, too. Stay tuned for more info.

The way I found the article is very interesting – it showed up in one of my “ego search feeds”. I have RSS feeds for queries in Technorati, Bloglines, Google Blog Search, etc. for my name and the names of my sites, and Bloglines snagged it tonight (it hasn’t shown up in any of the others yet). I was able to read the whole article cached on Bloglines, but out of respect to the WSJ, I’m not going to post it or a link to the Bloglines cache without their permission.


Back to your regularly scheduled geek blogging

I’ve been home this week, taking care of our new baby, my wife, and Emma. It’s been very refreshing and recharging – I can’t really say why. Gabriel is an angel baby – eats, sleeps, and poops. Doesn’t fuss or cry much at all. I’ve been trying to keep Emma busy, and keep up with the housework, so Rachel and relax and recover. So far, so good.

I’ve posted some more baby photos to Flickr, but instead of posting them here, I think I’m going to go back to the “separation” of blogging topics that I’ve done in the past – family-related posts, baby photos, etc, will be over at, and I’ll continue the geeky stuff here at

The reason I have these separate blogs is there are family members and friends that don’t care to read the really geeky stuff I write, and we wanted to have a site we could send them to for family updates and photos. And there are probably people who read TinyScreenfuls for geekery, and don’t care about the family stuff (though based on the responses I got to the Gabriel posts, I’d say you like it ;-)). There is a little feed widget over in the sidebar that shows the last 10 posts from

So, I go back to work next week, and things are starting to settle down to something resembling normal, so if you are interested in the baby photos and family posts, don’t forget to check out (or even better, subscribe to the feed). And you can expect the geekiness to resume here soon, though I’m sure there will always be a little overlap one way or the other. ๐Ÿ™‚


Posted lots of photos of Gabriel

Cute!, originally uploaded by JoshB.

I’ve gone through and uploaded 40+ photos of baby Gabriel from while we were at the hospital. They’re all available in the Gabriel Joshua Bancroft photo set on Flickr.

Feel free to browse through them, or view the set as a slideshow. All of the photos were uploaded as full resolution, so you can see bigger versions of any photo by clicking on it, and clicking the “full size” link. If you’re going to print any of them, make sure you get the biggest/original resolution image for best print quality.

We want to say thank you to all of the people who have left kind comments, and offered their support and assistance to us. We’re doing great, and we feel so blessed to have so many friends around us, wishing us well. So Thank You! ๐Ÿ™‚

Lots more photos and updates to come!


First Family Portrait with Gabriel

First Family Portrait with Gabriel, originally uploaded by JoshB.

Emma came to visit with aunt Rebecca, to meet her baby brother Gabriel. She took the news that he’s not a little girl named Eliza pretty well. It was sooo cute to see her face light up, and watch her check him out. ๐Ÿ™‚

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We decided on a name

We decided on a name for our new little boy:

Gabriel Joshua Bancroft

Emma’s on her way to the hospital to meet her new little brother. She was so convinced that the baby was a girl named Eliza, we’ll have to break it to her gently. ๐Ÿ™‚