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Moved all of the below from original site as one big slab of really ugly HTML (I'd never write gack like this by hand)
Yaaaa I know blink sux ... it's just for the day ... 1JAN03

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Friday, December 13, 2002:

Dang!! ... blogger.com lost its templates at some time, so all of this site's customization is now *pffffft* history. Well, dang!!


*Thud!!* ... according to Martin Fowler's essay on technical documents, that's the sound of doom ... and I agree, totally.
If I want to find out Bluebeard's age at the time of his execution, I /don't/ want to haul an encyclopedia off the shelf, and there's no reason I should have to. But "communication" is too often measured by the gross presence of /wey too much/ ... and I don't think things are better just because the pages are virtual rather than pulp and ink.
You know, we're very very good at doing what we do, when we know what we're doing. And when we're not doing well, I suspect it's because we don't know what we're on about.

Something I picked up just today:

"Stacking a thousand doghouses one atop the other to build a skyscraper is a great proposition for doghouse vendors, but not for future occupants. Skyscrapers need an architecture of their own - their own paradigm"
Howard Smith and Peter Fingar; Business Process Management: The Third Wave


Bernard // 18:54


Sunday, November 17, 2002:


Bernard // 21:05



Friday, November 15, 2002


Indymedia . Test . BenTrem


I'm trying to find evidence of e-mail address spoofing in this:

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posted by Bernard Tremblay 11:48 PM




Saturday, November 09, 2002


Some links:





posted by Bernard Tremblay 12:00 PM



Wednesday, July 17, 2002:

Here are search results: google NGs for ''documentation''. Know what? I'm tempted to say that the stuff this turned up is a lot more interesting than the stuff that was being chatted about years ago ... but I'm not actually certain that's true. Actually, I think it's basically the same. Get it? Get it?!! Point: year after year we've been re-inventing the wheel, and with good reason: the f'n wheel ain't round, or it's round and mooshy, or round and too hard, or it falls off and breaks when it turns ... Geeeeeesh, we're still not producing good docs systematically? Seems like a case of passive-aggression to me. (It's really simpler than that ... old fashion corruption: "Get the damned thing shipped out Friday, and the devil take the hind-most.")
Bernard // 08:01



Saturday, July 13, 2002:

Martin Fowler on tech_docs: The Almighty Thud. (I cud'n'uh sed it better myself)
Bernard // 19:29



Thursday, July 04, 2002:

Various Doc Docs & Resources
*
netscape.public.mozilla.documentation

  • Tracking bugs:
  • Moz Release FAQ
  • W3C Validator for HTML 4.01 Strict
  • Gecko Documentation Map
  • Open Directory - Computers: Software: Internet: Clients: WWW: Browsers: Mozilla
  • Mozilla Documentation Status [old]
    Bernard // 19:12


    Wednesday, July 03, 2002:

    (New Start on Docs)

    * At zope.org:

    * At BYTE, Jon Udell's Document Engineering, Character Encoding Issues, and Document Namespace Issues. Udell's archive: Tangled in Threads

    * At M$ *Gack Ptui!*: Reinventing the Online Help in XML

    * How NonProgrammers Use Documentation at advogato

    * Free Software and Free Manuals from FSF


    Bernard // 21:04



    Wednesday, March 13, 2002:

    * Not only does MicroGold seem to have an awesome IDE for UML, but their site also hosts a really impressive set of tutorials on UML with C and Java
    Bernard // 09:22


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