Category Archives: Technology

Sausage Making, Science, and Communicating About COVID-19

A few days ago, the following tweet crossed my Facebook feed, and I felt it worth writing about it in more detail here: Part of the reason the pandemic is so bad in US is because people who are never … Continue reading

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Employing Zoom for Workplace Communications

If you’re a technical writer and you’re still working, by now you’re most likely working remotely. That means there’s a good chance you’re attending some form of audio or video-based meeting via Zoom, Skype, or other video teleconferencing (VTC) application. … Continue reading

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Making a New Normal, Revisited

Okay, so let’s assume you’re getting through the virus crisis with your job intact as opposed to the alternative. What will the “new normal” look like? Today is all about random speculation with a heaping helping of experience thrown in … Continue reading

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Unwanted Gadgets and The Island of Misfit Toys

In one of the stop-motion Christmas specials I grew up with, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer visits the Island of Misfit Toys, a mythical place where awkwardly developed or unwanted toys go to spend the rest of their existence. I must … Continue reading

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How to Use Social Media to Boost Your Traffic

This will be a tutorial about what I know about operating social media accounts. You will note that I am not quite cool or savvy enough to use ALL of the options available and that I will contradict advice I’ve … Continue reading

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