My worries about Eric Shepherd's presentation being too focused on developer documentation were both correct and unfounded. Correct because he only talked about developer documentation for the Mozilla Corporation. Unfounded because everything he talked about applied directly to end-user documentation writing. Some notes here, then a paraphrase of my comment-slash-question at the end.
At the Free and Open Source Software Symposium at Seneca College at York University (not the Markham campus, to my embarrasment), I came in late to the documentation and openness presentation and took some brief notes.
Those following my Upcoming.org stream know I'm currently in Toronto (after a vacation in Iceland!).
The great Amazon S3 experiment continues, hacking someone elses code to solve my own problem, which as a side-effect means learning Python (which, it turns out, was exactly the same way I learned PHP). My mundane videos didn't load correctly in Safari.
Joey deVilla links to (and helpfully summarizes) 15 Exercises for Learning a New Programming Language. The second exercise covers writing an application or script that generates the Fibonacci series. Once, in a fit of boredom—either that or some misguided attempt to learn programming "the proper way"—I dug out my old C++ book from university.
Just as I'm reading the line “Restore session when restarting for application update restart or recovering from crash.” in the unofficial Firefox 3 changelog does my Firefox browser (184.108.40.206) crash. I already have SessionSaver installed and running, so any paranoia about this is my computer's way of tellling me I should be going to bed, it now being the Ridiculous Hour, is abated.
Bob Aman: “Microsoft should simply give everyone a gigabyte or two instead with cheap options to upgrade. That’s plenty to establish vendor lock-in. Something convenient for the regular Joe Schmoe who doesn’t know any better. If it’s the default, are they really gonna care? They’ve got this Online Drive icon in Explorer that they can drag and drop to.
Regular readers know I'm a fan of both PubSub and baseball (alright, I don't talk about the latter a lot, since none of my TV channels show any games). PubSub lets you subscribe to feeds of searches that match 'on-the-fly', that is, once someone writes about something you're interested in, it matches against a search, and pings you either by RSS or—okay, RSS is the way that the overwhelming majority of people using PubSub get their notifications.