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0 0 Algenist: true genius – LucireI have a new article in my series on Simplifying Complexity. This article talks about why reconstructing the absent users is essential to creating good documentation. Here's a brief summary of the article: To write good documentation, you have to follow the most fundamental rule of writing:...  

0 0 Macy's Launches Limited-Edition Zoe by Rachel Zoe Fall Capsule Collection Macy's flagship stores — including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, Dadeland in Miami, and South Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year...  

0 0 Closet Confessionals: The 25-Year-Old Hermès Expert Making $100,000 a Year I contacted their management with some ideas of how they could improve and they moved me out to San Francisco to work for them the day after I left college. That is where I got my first serious hands-on experience with bags and started to focus my expertise on Hermès. The company moved me...  

0 0 Royal New Zealand Ballet's Strength and Grace commemorates 125th anniversary of women's suffrage Rowe is the associate artistic director of SF Dance Works in San Francisco, and a former Australian Ballet principal artist. Saunders is choreographer-in-residence at Grand Rapids Ballet, and formerly of Ballet Arizona, Cedar Lake Ensemble and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Schermoly is the...  

0 0 Reducing the complexity of technical language I'm a technical writer based in the California San Francisco Bay area. In this blog, I write about topics related to technical communication — Swagger, agile, trends, learning, plain language, quick reference guides, tech comm careers, academics, and more. I'm interested in simplifying...  

0 0 The relationship between academics and practitionersI'm conducting a short survey measuring attitudes that practitioners and academics have of each other. If you'd like to participate, you can take the survey here. In this podcast, I chat with Professor Kirk St. Amant about the relationship between practitioners and academics. Kirk recently...  

0 0 How To Make A Martini Like James Bond Some say cocktail king Jerry Thomas created it in San Francisco in the late 1800s, derived from the Martinez (itself derived from the Manhattan); others would argue it was created in New York's Knickerbocker Hotel in the early 1900s by bartender Martini di Arma di Taggia, as a tipple for John...  

0 0 A short survey to measure academicI'm conducting a short survey measuring attitudes that practitioners and academics have of each other. If you'd like to participate, you can take the survey here. The following two surveys will capture the thoughts and attitudes that Tech Comm practitioners and academics have towards each...  

0 0 Thoughts on docs-as-code after 3 yearsI'm conducting a short survey measuring attitudes that practitioners and academics have of each other. If you'd like to participate, you can take the survey here. I've been quite happy with our current docs-as-code implementation. It's worthwhile to periodically reflect why the docs-as-code...  

0 0 Random reflections on the throwaway mentality in our cultureI'm conducting a short survey measuring attitudes that practitioners and academics have of each other. If you'd like to participate, you can take the survey here. When should you fix a broken process and when should you simply throw it away? Sometimes we continue on within broken processes for...  

0 0 A Review of MadCap Flare 2018 and MadCap Central May 2018 ReleaseThe following is a guest post from Una Cogavin, a certified MadCap Advanced Developer and Flare consultant. In this post, Cogavin reviews Flare 2018 and Central and explains the features she finds most useful in these tools. Note: MadCap Software is one of the sponsors of this site. MadCap...  

0 0 10 ways technical writing is just like the World CupI don't usually watch soccer, but I do get drawn into the World Cup. And this year, I'm finding that there are a surprising number of similarities between the World Cup and technical writing. Yes!!! So let's get started with the top 10 ways that technical writing is just like the soccer at the...  

0 0 Loving This Week: An Old School Watch + High-Tech iPhone Memory Designed in San Francisco and crafted in Mexico, this shoe has a full grain glove leather upper and full leather lining, with a leather sole with rubber insert for additional traction. I've seen these beauties in person at the Azalea store in SF and I can't believe they are not twice this...  

0 0 Evaluating the user experience of documentationThis week I chatted with Bob Watson, an assistant professor of tech comm at Mercer University, about how to evaluate the user experience of documentation. The idea of doing a podcast came up during a comment thread on a previous post about reconstructing the absent user. We had a long exchange...  

0 0 A new Simplifying Complexity articleI added another article in my Simplifying Complexity series. This one is called Hiding complexity through JavaScript show/hide elements. The basic principle is to look for ways to reduce complexity by hiding less-used information on the screen through JavaScript techniques, such as show/hide...  

0 0 Non-Reference Content section updated in API courseI updated and reworked the topics in the Non-Reference Content section in my API doc course. This section includes the following topics: API overview, Getting started, Authentication and authorization, Status and error codes, Rate limiting and thresholds, Code samples and tutorials, SDKs and...  

0 0 Celebs are Making Grand Tours with Gucci, Mark Cross and Tod's Bags" The drive started in San Francisco and concluded in Las Vegas. Shop the Gucci Marmont Belt Bag via Gucci ($1,100) 2 / 8 Emma Stone was snapped heading to a gym class in NYC with this new Louis Vuitton bucket bag, in a decidedly more casual look than she chose for debuting it last week in...  

0 0 Aftel Archive of Curious Scents If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, I highly suggest you visit this lovely museum. If you're a perfume lover, this is definitely a must-see. Image credit: Joel Bernstein The Aftel Archive of Curious Scents is open each Saturday from 10am-6pm. Admission is $20 for a 1-hour visit....  

0 0 The Fashion Designer's Textile Directory By Gail Baugh Tags: Barron's Educational Series, books, clothing, collection, color trends, directory, education, fabrics, fashion, fashion and lifestyle, fashion books, fashion business, fashion design, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, fashion trends, Gail Baugh, runway, San Francisco...  

0 0 New article in Simplifying ComplexityI have a new article in my series on Simplifying Complexity. This article talks about why reconstructing the absent users is essential to creating good documentation. Here's a brief summary of the article: To write good documentation, you have to follow the most fundamental rule of writing:...  

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