2020 has been an awfully eventful year. I’ve been fortunate enough to work from home since March, and we’ve essentially been hiding in our home since then. I bought a new car in September and haven’t yet put any gas in the tank. (It’s a Prius Prime, but come on—it still shows the tank asContinue reading “A Fresh Start”
The annual STC election for members of the Board of Directors is underway. If you’re a member, you should have received a link to the election website (send email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not). We have until 10 March to vote, and it’s important! The Society needs our active involvement. You can find out moreContinue reading “STC Election 2017: Who I voted for”
As a singer, I’ve been exposed to a lot of lyrics. I’ve also composed a few parody lyrics in my time, so I know how hard they are to write. I’m a fan of Taylor Swift. She has her share of haters, whom I suspect are jealous of her enormous success at such a youngContinue reading “Leave Taylor Swift Alone!”
On his blog Tech Writer News, Angel Candelario, moderator of the LinkedIn group Technical Writer in Action, interviewed me about the CPTC credential. You can read the interview here.
These days I have to pick and choose what I read. I still read newspapers, but mostly through the web. I still read comic strips, though mostly through subscription emails. One strip I used to read, and even subscribed to, was Scott Adams’s “Dilbert.” But I’ve given it up, and I thought I would tellContinue reading “Why I Stopped Reading “Dilbert””
Anyone with an active Web life has a lot of online accounts. I have over 100! Most are trivial, but some involve credit-card information, and a few are critical in my life. Keeping track of them has gradually become an issue, and the potential damage of getting hacked grows. For the new year, when IContinue reading “Passwords and humanism”
One hundred and fifty years ago, traditionalists predicted the telephone would never catch on as a means of business communication. What industrialist in his right mind would agree to a contract over a wire? No, the only way to conduct business was face to face. I can remember when electronic mail first became available forContinue reading “Email? lol”