Scot is a writer for Oracle. He's a slacker and smartass involved in content engineering, content architecture, big data, cloud computing, and other buzzwords related to technical crap. He loves his family, political books, jazz guitar, and the Minnesota Vikings. Scot is a proud father, so don't ask him about his family unless you have four hours to listen to him blather on about his kids.
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I’m a few days out from the Write the Docs conference. Once again, the conference planners did an amazing job. I’d like to blog more about it, but I’m under a deadline. I have 17 days to finish about eight … Continue reading
Getting a driver’s license is about as far as we go in our society for giving our adolescents a rite of passage into adulthood. To me, it’s almost a sacred time (okay, and a scared time, just to be anagram-istic). … Continue reading
After 16 years using XML, I’ve been tempted to switch to Sphinx. My new colleague at Eucalyptus, Kushal Das (http://kushaldas.in/) , has asked me to think about switching our DITA content to reStructuredText (reST). I tried Sphinx last year at … Continue reading
This little guy is keeping me from blogging. Not complaining. Just explaining.
Cedar was born on June 9th. That’s why this blog has gone dark for a while. Well, that and I’m a lazy ass. Back to Cedar: Holy cow. You’d think after parenting for nearly 30 years, I’d have some father-like … Continue reading
My wife occasionally sends me text messages which, in my mind, do not require a reply. You know, things like a status update or a quick note that she’s running late. It’s informative for me to know. However, I didn’t … Continue reading
My limited understanding of the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi is that it is an insight in which you can appreciate the beauty in the imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. I don’t know about things you write, but imperfection, impermanence, and incompleteness … Continue reading
“Since I had started to break down all my writing and get rid of all facility and try to make instead of describe, writing had been wonderful to do. But it was very difficult, and I did not know how … Continue reading