You will write if you will write without thinking of the result in terms of a result, but think of the writing in terms of discovery, which is to say that creation must take place between the pen and the … Continue reading
I was pleasantly surprised by the Write the Docs conference. It cost about 10% of other documentation conferences and had nearly the same amount of great ideas. That’s a tremendous deal. Plus it was in Portland. In a McMenamins. With … Continue reading
Traditionally, Agile development has used the terms chicken and pigs to delineate two types of people involved in the development process. The cliched Agile fable goes: A pig and a chicken are talking to each other. The chicken says, “Hey … Continue reading
We just released the latest version of our private and hybrid cloud software. This is a maintenance release, so there are no new features. But we fixed some storage issues, did security updates, and got various other things working more … Continue reading
Advice to Writers Even if it keeps you up all night, wash down the walls and scrub the floor of your study before composing a syllable. Clean the place as if the Pope were on his way. Spotlessness is the … Continue reading
Evolution of the Cloud: An Interactive Infographic Just found a wonderful infographic that captures the evolution of that most-nebulous computing concept, the “cloud.” Well done, Symantec. Look at the year 2008: Eucalyptus comes on the scene. (I know, I know: … Continue reading
What is Cloud Computing? Yeah, what the hell IS cloud computing, anyway? When I first met the folks at Eucalyptus, they were talking about “private clouds” and “hybrid clouds” and other foolishness. I was working at Amazon Web Services and … Continue reading
The Crimson broke my bracket in this year’s tourney. What the heck? I am officially the laughingstock at work now. That has nothing to do with Harvard though.
At Eucalyptus, we’re about to go through a documentation content audit. One of the goals of this audit is to see where we need to rewrite our content more concisely. When done well, concise content makes for easier understanding, and … Continue reading
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