Category Archives: documentation

Change and Stability

Well, it looks like I’ll be an employee of Hewlett Packard soon. HP bought the company I work for, Eucalyptus. We’ll be joining the cloud org. I find change a bit more difficult as I age. However, I still have … Continue reading

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In William Shatner-ese: Must. Work. Can’t. Blog.

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

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The Sphinx Kool-Aid Looks Great…But I Don’t Want to Drink It

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

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Geez, I forgot how time-consuming a baby is…

This little guy is keeping me from blogging. Not complaining. Just explaining.

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So, 29 Years After My Oldest Was Born, I Adopted Again…

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

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Not Dead: Responsive Communication

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

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Wabi-Sabi Writing

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

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