Older blog entries for Judith (starting at number 1)

AAAAAARRGGGHHH! I'm trying to write an itty bitty utility document.

The text took two days. The docbook is taking weeks. Why can't I learn this docbook thing?

Is it just me? I'm finding my C assignments about twenty times easier than applying the right tags to the right places. Am finding The docbook guide no help. Wish someone would write an easy-peasy docbook tutorial. If I ever figure this out, guess I'll do it.

Was feeling very conflicted over the whole Free Documentation issue until I read Tim O'Reilly's views.

    http://www.oreilly.com/ask_tim/orabooks_os.html

I write copyrighted, non-free books and articles on free software for a living. The paradox bothers me. On the other hand, I also contribute to free documentation. On the other hand, I spend a lot more time on the non-free documentation than I do on the free documentation. Still, I have a son to feed, and so far free documentation doesn't pay for the groceries. (Neither does the non-free stuff, for that matter).

I made a contact with an O'Reilly editor, who assured me that they are willing to publish under the Open Content license. That's a start--now all I need is a proposal. Grrr.

Will go study my C book. I always feel better after I've studied my C book.

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