Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: November 18 @ 7:19am
I'm a technical writer for an engineering and infrastructure software company. I work remotely from my home office (or local coffee shop or a hotel room from where ever I happen to be and so on). It's the sort of job that 99.99% of the world would hate but I happen to love. I spend most of my days describing how to use esoteric software or taming the insane documents developers send me into a user manual. I also get to work with some of the brightest people from (literally) all over the world.

I suppose the most obvious question is: why two computers (mac & windows)? The windows laptop is my work machine. My employer creates Windows-only software and the authoring tools I use are also Windows-only. The mac is my personal desktop, which also gets used for e-mail, web, etc. during the day as to not tax my already over-burdened laptop.

Comments

jnonfiction says:
Jonathan Strange. @sethro recently read that.
Posted: Nov 18th, 2009 - 7:26am -
elegant_chaos says:
I have one word for you, friend. VirtualBox. OK, so maybe it's two words scrunched into one.
Posted: Nov 18th, 2009 - 7:27am -
super_structure says:
@elegant_chaos I appreciate the advice. Actually, my mac has VB, Fusion, *and* Parallels all on it (the latter being my favorite VM software). However, I've had numerous issues attempting to get my laptop cloned into a usable VM. It becomes so slow as to be counter-productive. Thus, the laptop finds a place on my desk.
Posted: Nov 18th, 2009 - 7:31am -
super_structure says:
@jnonfiction My wife got that book a couple of years ago and I've been trying to read it off-and-on (along with many other books, I have to confess). I finally got it in audiobook from the library and I haven't even managed to finish that!
Posted: Nov 18th, 2009 - 7:33am -
jnonfiction says:
@super_structure it's well worth it. really, really impressive storytelling.
Posted: Nov 18th, 2009 - 7:46am -
Robfrenzy says:
Love the screen saver shot!
Posted: Nov 18th, 2009 - 1:35pm -
super_structure says:
@Robfrenzy Thanks. I've got a bunch of NASA images. It just so happened this one looks like the Lucas remastered version of the Deathstar exploding.
Posted: Nov 18th, 2009 - 8:55pm -
sethro says:
re: jonathan strange, it's true. it's worth it, and once you really get going it's really engrossing. my wife and i read it out loud together – great book for reading aloud.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 8:24pm -
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