Archives for: March 2008

This is why we are cynical, part 1

March 25th, 2008
Advertising vs. Reality While a few of those items look reasonably similar to the promises made on the packaging, most fail to come close. And some things, like the Heringssalat (halfway down the page, right above the Currywurst), look like something… more »

Discussing and defending heading styles

March 24th, 2008
I'm a technical writer. When I write technical documentation, I follow strict rules about capitalizing words in headings. My companions on this site are following those rules. I started to (see my first post), but then I decided to go with an informal s… more »

PDA-to-blog test

March 24th, 2008
One thing that I hope to do with this blog is use it to keep notes. Or, rather, observations, taking notes in the field. What, you may ask, the hell am I going on about? See, the plan is to take notes on my PDA, and then upload...sorry, transfer… more »

A word of advice

March 18th, 2008
If you're applying for a job as a technical writer, and you claim that you know how to generate PDF docs, then it's really in your best interest to avoid having any big, glaring errors in your PDF resume. Now, yes, I'm all for forgiving a mistake no… more »

Quote of the Day

March 17th, 2008
From this article: Stocks Down After Bear Stearns Deal The Fed appears to be pledging to do everything in its power to keep the credit crisis from destroying the financial industry and the economy. Well, isn't that comforting? more »