Just a quick note about what I will be doing for the next two weeks starting tomorrow morning. At 5:30AM sharp tomorrow, my wife and I will arrive at the hospital for the birth of my daughter, my second child. I will post pictures and/or video when it is available. (Also off topic, I know, but I'm just too proud...)
Once "Baby Girl" has arrived, I will be splitting my time between caring for my son, caring for my wife and baby girl, and caring for all three. In other words, the blogging will suffer a bit. Once we get settled in a bit, I'll start posting again. That may be a few days or a few weeks. Please be patient.
On a vaguely related note, I finally got Feedburner set up for my site, and I was happy to find so many of you were regular subscribers. I hope many of these are mutual subscriptions where I also follow your work, but if you'd like to let me know where and what you post, please post a comment here and I'll check it out.
In the meantime, for utility computing related topics, stay in touch with Nicholas Carr, Simon Wardley and Anne Zelenka. (Anne's post on GigaOM is especially good, and one that I seriously wish I wrote myself. She captured much of what I would want to say about the effect of utility computing on the middle class, and placed Nick's book in exactly the right context.)