We’ve taken some grief recently over SamTrak. People seem to think it’s a bit beyond the pale to be tracking Sam’s feeding and elimination habits on the Internet. But, there is reason to my madness. Because of her size, we needed to track feeding and elimination. Because it’s me, it seemed easiest to do this online (access from any computer instead of “Where’s the little black poop notebook?”). Now, I could have done it on my private house-network, but then Carolyn couldn’t have accessed the information from work. And I could have password protected it, but what if you are curious about it. What if putting this information out there contributes to the societal wealth of knowledge about infant intake and output patterns?
And just to prove that it’s not all about the poop, I’ve given SamTrak a major overhaul. SamTrak has a new interface. And, now, in addition to eating and elimination data, SamTrak also has sleep, and growth charts as well.
There’s still plenty that I want to do to SamTrak — primarily making date range selection more comprehensive, allowing “views” of particular single events, changing the edit interface, etc. Oh, and make it prettier. It’s gotten much better than the previous version, but it’s still…amateurish.
In the meanwhile, do check out SamTrak (2.0) if you well, want to see the kinds of things that SamTrak tracks.