Ohh I’m WAY busier than you..

Due to product release pressures I’ve not had much time to look at the new version of Author-it, let alone get the SQL database setup so the rest of my team can get it installed and starting having a play. Whilst we are getting some training organised, I’m confident that we are smart enough to figure out a lot of the basics ourselves (I’ve used Author-it before so can guide them a little) leaving the training for the harder things such as variants. Having finally sourced space on a server my next task will be to setup the database on SQL Express. This is a cutdown version of Microsoft SQL Server, with much the same functionality but a maximum database …

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What do YOU do?

Re-reading the article I submitted to the ISTC Communicator magazine, I realise that my average day isn’t: particularly average at all a true representation of everything I’m involved with I lead a team of writers so my typical day may not apply to everyone, and I also have a tendency to stick my nose in and get involved in other areas if I feel I can be of help. Simply put, if I hear someone talking about “information” my radar pings and I see if I can be of any benefit. Other non-typical items include collation of Product Release Notes, my team proof-read Marketing brochures and website collateral, we try and monitor consistency in the UI of our customer facing …

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Product Marketing

So, what do you do, as a blogger with ethics, when a company write to you to promote their product? Well, first of all you check out the product. Now, according to Sharon Dupont who contacted me, the product in question: provide[s] a simple Web 2.0 service that allows bloggers to include syndication feeds, like news headlines, posts from other blogs or podcasts, into their blogs without any programming knowledge required. We hope that our take on the “problem” might be of use to both bloggers and web surfers. All well and good (I’m not saying I’d USE the product myself but some might be interested). Now, I’m not in the habit of plugging things on here without good reason, …

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