Interested in setting up Telemetry for your baby? Good news! We’re working on making it a reality. The Trixie code has quietly been under development for a while now. But due to the recent demand, we are accelerating our schedule and wanted to give you an update.
The Trixie code will be available as an inexpensive service designed for anyone with an Internet connection — no programming required. We are also hoping to document the code and allow a free distribution for those who want to hack their own solution.
We will be making a detailed announcement on May 15th, 2004. So stay tuned to the Trixie Update.
[UPDATE] It’s now May 15th. We have created a new site to answer questions and keep you informed as we continue to develop the software. Please visit http://www.trixietracker.com for details.
On a personal note, I would like to say that I am sensitive to the timing of this announcement given the flurry of activity on the site — specifically in regard to this very code.
There’s no good way around it. I designed Telemetry to help out with some of the specific challenges I encountered taking care of Trixie. Once built, I realized that other parents might also appreciate it. The code has been under development for some time, and we were planing to release it much later in the year. The current spike in traffic has generated a huge surge in emails and comments concerning the telemetry code. Making an announcement at this time is the most straightforward way to address all these questions.
I hope our readers will understand and not feel that we are taking advantage of the good will generated by all of our new visitors. We really appreciate the attention that has come our way and are flattered that so many have taken an interest in Trixie, our family, and her diapers.
All the best,
Ben and Jennifer