I will now accept a nice cold glass of accolade

We had a good trip to Milwaukee. It was a bit short, but good.

Marcia and I finally passed a major monument in our lives together. We graduated. M received her PhD, and I had the title of Master of the Arts conferred upon me. Before The graduation ceremony I was actually feeling fairly apathetic towards the whole affair. At some point I think I started to not care about whether or not I graduated. I mean, I have a wife and child to take care of. I am the main bread winner. This shining moment still doesn’t outshine my responsibilities. Continue reading

Printing in Flash (in 1,000,000,000 simple steps)

If there is one thing that really irritates me, it is when programmers and developers write tutorials or help sections that are targeted to users with the same level of expertise as themselves. Granted some skill sets do require a certain degree of knowledge, and tasks related to specific applications can vary between novice, intermediate, and expert. However, Help documentation should not be written with the assumption that he/she understands the application fully. Help documentation should be more than just reference information. In fact, a reference section should be a separate appendices that can be easily scannable. Continue reading

Just a test

The are so many tools out there that allow you to edit your blog through your browser. Contribute is a pretty good one, but I am not sure if it is worth the 100 just for the blog tool.