The interwebs are saying the things that I’ve been thinking, here and elsewhere. My experience suggests, sadly, an interpretation more akin to Larry’s than to Mark’s. When a doc conference includes a talk about how “engineering” (don’t get me started on the the software appropriation of vocabulary that has more general meaning) processes should inform doc processes, and suggests that a conversation between “engineers” and “writers” should in effect be defined by the former — or when a recent entry into the doc publishing platform market says, all you need is a platform that makes it as easy to write docs as to write email, because we all write email (and yeah, we all know what effective communication email provides ;P) — well, the bar is being set (far too) low.
Apologies for the run-on sentence and the parenthetical asides. (At least I know ’em when I see ’em, *and* when I perpetuate ’em.)
This weekend I’m (finally!) at IndieWebCamp, where I’m doing some new things to my site and not incidentally putting the site out more publicly. It’s exciting, because before I started the site, as I’ve mentioned before, I had loftier ambitions for what I wanted to build and how I wanted to manage things. IndieWeb was part of those ambitions, so the weekend feels like a return of sorts to a bigger vision of what I might eventually do on the web.
If you’re not familiar with IndieWeb and microformats, check them out!
And instead of liveblogging my efforts to continue the IndieWebification, I’ll just keep adding to this post.
I’ve now changed my theme, because the new one fully supports microformats2, but also because it is more fully semantic, which pleases me even if I’m not working directly in the HTML myself. It’s also reasonably in keeping with my previous theme, although I do want to tweak the CSS a bit. In all that free time I have to work on this site, y’know. …
Howdy, Aaron, step <n> of <n+m> achieved 🙂