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Social Networks Force Barilla Chairman To Apologize For His Anti-gay Remarks

Jay Vollmer It figures! (456 comments)

Pasta-maker CEO in hot water? Is his name Al Dente?

1 year,24 days

Spacecraft Measurements Indicate Shifting Interstellar Wind

Jay Vollmer You guessed it... (75 comments)

It's coming from uranus.

about a year ago

Writing Documentation: Teach, Don't Tell

Jay Vollmer Re:Um, no (211 comments)

Um, yes, but...

Good documentation needs to be able to walk the line between being good enough and exhaustive. Nobody wants to spend a lot of time reading what they would consider pointless supportive text, but sometimes this explanatory thread is the best way to communicate the ideas involved. I'm a former high school teacher who has discovered that I love technical writing. I think that every teacher will agree that different people learn in different ways and through different modalities. I've been writing technical documentation for many years now, and I've always had the most success when I approach each topic explaining it in a way where I present the important 'get out of my way' details for those who aren't helped by supportive text, but also with these features tied together with an explanatory thread for those who are helped by this approach.

about a year ago

Your preferred Linux distribution for 2013?

Jay Vollmer OpenSUSE (627 comments)

I've used 'em all - Well, not all, but I've used at least twenty of the top distros. Almost all are good to great. For my money OpenSUSE is the most consistently satisfying. Just sayin'

about a year ago

More Encryption Is Not the Solution

Jay Vollmer I encrypt everything (207 comments)

I encrypt everything - and I use double rot13 just be be extra sure that no one can read it!

about a year ago

Keeping Your Data Private From the NSA (And Everyone Else)

Jay Vollmer The only way (622 comments)

I use quadruple ROT13 encryption. I've never felt so safe!

about a year ago


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