git, technical writing

Git rid of old branches :-)

Every so often, I clean up old working branches I don’t need any more. After I’ve written or revised content, and the pull request has been merged from my fork of the repo into the main branch of the organization’s repo, it’s time to get rid of the old working branches. TLDR/Copy and paste Here’s […]

Read more
Quote

Just as wild animals follow patterns that allow them to find adequate nutrition with the minimum expenditure of calories, information seekers follow patterns that allow them to find adequate information with the minimum expenditure of mental energy.

Mark baker, Every Page is Page One
productivity, technical writing

How I create my to-do list in todoist

Recently, I wrote about zero inbox, my hack for getting rid of email stress and mess. I also mentioned that it depends on having a to-do list that can link back to your email messages. A few years ago, I started using the free version of Todoist, an elegant and dependable app developed by a Germany-based […]

Read more
technical writing

Make it SIMPLE

Il semble que la perfection soit atteinte non quand il n’y a plus rien à ajouter, mais quand il n’y a plus rien à retrancher. …perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away… ANTOINE DE SAINT EXUPERY, Terre des Hommes, […]

Read more
conferences, documentation, technical writing

Overview: Write the Docs, Portland 2020

This year’s WTD conference was online/virtual only. This shift to virtual conferences make them more inclusive and accessible to attendees whose work, personal responsibilities, finances, or other constraints would normally discourage them from participating. Although this conference was well-attended by folks on the West Coast, by my estimate, half of the attendees were from other […]

Read more