Things you should know about, dear readers:
- I published a book and released a mess under the banner of the new Cyborg Institute. These projects are:
This is a high level guide that introduces key systems administration knowledge domains and concepts. Possible subtitles include: "How to think like a systems administrator," or "Just add man pages."
Read it now. Tell your friends. And please, send feedback and comments.
Rather than use org-mode, I've taken to using a sort of hacked together makefile that aggregates task items from other textfiles. It works surprisingly well.
The idea behind this script is that it would provide a good way to report activity in a regular way so that I'd be able to look back over a log file and see how much I'd written (i.e. report word counts,) and also do a bunch of other straightforward reporting and logging.
I plan to do a revision of this that's a bit less complicated and a bit more modular, but it's a nice proof of concept.
I've been meaning to publish this for a long time, but this project contains configuration files for emacs and StumpWM, with other systems to follow.
I've made a bunch of wiki pages on Information Debt. Current pages include:
I was planning on speaking at the Open Help Conference, on August 10-15th, 2012. But then, United Airlines canceled my flight and I spent the day in Terminal C of Newark Airport and ultimately couldn't make it for the conference. Which is a huge shame. My talk was going to be is about involving developers in documentation processes, about maintaining documentation, and about working with documentation "as code."
The site I made for the talk is at: http://tychoish.net/oh-2012
And the last draft of the slides are at: http://tychoish.net/oh-2012/slides/
(I was speaking on behalf of `10gen <http://10gen.com/>`_, my employer, `MongoDB <http://docs.mongodb.org/>`_ `documentation project <http://docs.mongodb.org/>`_ that I work on by day (and sometimes night.))