Category Archives: Advice

Explaining Menu commands

Way back in the days when dinosaurs and unicorns roamed the earth, not many people owned what we now recognize as a Home Computer. And even those people that did own a Home Computer, it was a command-line-based system that … Continue reading

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ExoPC’s Standby Mode

If you need to carry your Slate around, it can be tricky to know how to hold it comfortably without setting-off commands and selections unwittingly with your fingers and arm. To ease transportation of your Slate, you need to put … Continue reading

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Hiding Information in a Vagueness Cloud

I’m not sure where this idea comes from exactly, but some people seem to feel that writing in a vague, overly-complicated style is more professional than writing in a simple and direct style. I can only suppose this idea comes … Continue reading

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Dealing with Difficult SMEs

No technical writer is an island: although we can research, experiment, and fiddle with the technology to figure out mostly how it works (or how it’s supposed to work), we still need to sit with the developers, the testers, the … Continue reading

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