Saturday, June 5, 2004

Some Random Stuff

Well, I'm finished moving into the new apartment, and I don't have some need-to-get-it-done-right-damn-now thing to do on the book, so I figure I might as well post something here.

No pictures of the new apartment yet, since I'm still quite a ways from actually unpacking all my stuff, but soon, I promise.

This article by chromatic struck a nerve. I'd kill to have an editor (and other associated people at the publisher) who wanted to work like that, as opposed to the refugees from microsoft-land I currently deal with.

Anyway, I'll have to try to buy him a beer at OSCON for preaching the gospel of using reasonable tools for producing technical books.

I'm positive there's something else I meant to mention once I got around to posting again, but it's totally slipped my mind, so until next time...

2 comments:

  1. Hey, I was just trying to make my life easier. Programmers are pretty good at making tools that deal with text. Why not exploit that when dealing with, well, text?

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  2. Believe me, while that seems simple and obvious it's amazing the number of people who have trouble with the idea. I can't count the number of problems I've had with my book that could have been solved if the rest of the people working on it would just use the Subversion server I set up for it. I mean it isn't rocket science people. It's that much more ironic when you consider that the book is about version control software.

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