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I recently received an email which asked: Since my career seems to be following a path broadly similar to yours … I’d love to know what your experience was and any lessons learned. Specifically Mark, who sent the email, asked a few questions: How do you take over as manager for a group of technical…Continue reading New Manager: How do you take over as manager for a group of technical writers?
A couple of days ago I Twittered the following “Twitter-verse – recommendations for a Photo Poster service (ie, send them a JPG, they send back a large format ‘poster’ of said photo)“, to which Lyle responded “@gordon : Photobox, although it does depend on the size of print“. Last night I browsed to the Photobox…Continue reading Fellow Followers
January draws to a close (already!!) and it is time for me to own up. I’ve been experimenting on you. Sorry about that but, on the bright side, it’s not like some weird alien abduction involving probes and brain washing. In fact, if I’m honest, it’s only really occurred to me these past couple of…Continue reading Get off your RSS
Birds flying high you know how I feel, Sun in the sky you know how I feel, Reeds driftin’ on by you know how I feel OK, so it’s maybe not a new day, a new life, or at least not in the grander scheme of things. I’m not reborn or anything, but there is…Continue reading Feeling Good
One thing I don’t do very often is revisit previous, recent, posts and offer any closure or update. However I think the following are worthwhile revisiting: 1. My iPhone Apps In the process of writing that post, I realised that the some applications I did have on my iPhone weren’t quite right. So I spent…Continue reading Previously on 24… er.. this blog…
I have a thing for loud, chord heavy rock music. It is why I still enjoy tracks from The Cult, why Puddle of Mudd, Eagles of Death Metal, Aerosmith and the like feature heavily on my playlists. None of those acts (with perhaps the exception of Aerosmith) would claim that they are at the pinnacle…Continue reading Music to work by
Cherryleaf will soon be publishing the results of their recent survey of Documentation Managers* and, having skimmed through a preview, the main thing that leaps out at me is that the field of Technical Communications in the UK remains as diverse as ever in many respects, yet completely the same in others, and none of…Continue reading Cherryleaf Survey
There is a dot on my screen. It’s not a small dot, it’s not a distinct dot so I guess it’s more of a blurry circle. But it’s there, in the middle of the screen, glowing at me. It’s slightly worrying. It’s most noticeable when I dim the screen all the way down. On the…Continue reading MacBook Screen issues
I’ve been Twittering for almost two years now and after being an early adopter who quickly turned naysayer, it’s now proving to be useful in a myriad of subtle and different ways. It alerts me to breaking news (I heard of the Hudson River crash before anything featured on the BBC News website), provides movie,…Continue reading Jumping Twitter?