January 2nd, 2008

  A son.


I have an important personal announcement!

My wife and I have a baby on the way; he is due in early May!

(The linked post also includes details on what I’m working on for JBidwatcher2.)

As I say in the post, we’re incredibly excited, and a bit scared. It’s going to be an amazing journey.

I’ll post more about it later, but it’s…well, it’s been incredible and wonderful, and terrifying and astonishing.

I’m not entirely sure I’ll know how to be a good father, having lacked that particular role model in my own life, but I’m sure going to try.

The joy and thankfulness of a new year is upon me, and the vast majority of it surrounds my wonderful wife and our growing baby-to-be.

Happy New Year to all, and best wishes for a great 2008!

— Morgan Schweers, CyberFOX!


  1. On Liz Says:

    I hope everything goes well for you and your family! 🙂

  2. On Terry Jen Says:

    Good luck you two +one. May your days be long and full.

  3. On Paul Weaver Says:

    Greetings Morgan

    Congrats about your expected baby. We had nine of ’em, most still mooching about here at home. 1 May is good date (My birthday).

    eBay seem about to introduce some sort of competitor for you with a thing called Countdown. I saw mention of it on an obscure eBay webpage today at http://countdown.ebay.com/start_continue.jsp?r=1199339237883.21

    Whatever it is it’s buggy and made Safari quit. I didn’t get beyond the above link.

    My 1.0.2 copy of JBird has been failing to bid successfully since I put it on our new iMac with OS 10.5.1 a couple of weeks ago. Also have ADSL2+. I’m trying the beta of 1.0.3.

    Cheers, Paul, ( Fremantlebiz http://fremantlebiz.livejournal.com/calendar )

  4. On Ulf Says:

    You don’t have to know much. Just wanting and trying to be a good father will instantly make you one. Trust me, I know what I’m talking about. 🙂

    Best wishes!

  5. On johannes rieck Says:

    congratulations! i hope the baby and the parents are fine! i have a little question! i have the same problem like your FAQ No 9: lost visbility…but when i try to solve the problem i becam following answer in the terminal:
    Last login: Mon Jan 21 11:07:37 on ttyp1
    Welcome to Darwin!
    noname:~ johannesrieck$ rm\342\210\274/.jbidwatcher/display.cfg
    -bash: rm∼/.jbidwatcher/display.cfg: No such file or directory
    noname:~ johannesrieck$ rm~/,jbidwatcher/display.cfg
    -bash: rm~/,jbidwatcher/display.cfg: No such file or directory
    noname:~ johannesrieck$ rm~/.jbidwatcher/display.cfg
    -bash: rm~/.jbidwatcher/display.cfg: No such file or directory
    noname:~ johannesrieck$

  6. On Trumpington7 (Stuart) Says:

    Dear Morgan JBidwatch and Mrs Morgan JBidwatch.

    So, any day now then there will be a mini JBidwatch! we are all rooting for you and wish the three of you well from our four corners of the world. Mine happens to be Paris, France where spring keeps trying to burst through, one day fresh and sunny the next cold and wet.

    Well, what a joy to have your child! busy, busy ….. getting the nest ready, feed time, stinking diapers, (actually it’s easier just to empty the food straight onto the diaper and put it in the dustbin.

    Morgan ma man, I just wanted to say what pleasure you’ve given me, what disappointment you have caused others on eBay as you took me steaming through at the 12th hour! There have been moments when I almost felt guilty (but not many) and bids that I lost (but not many).

    Try to get a bit of sleep, I wish you all well –

    Kind thoughts