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home (page): This page.

home (life): Pictures of the kids, etc.

xml, sgml: My work with markup languages.

work, school: My employer; undergrad, graduate work.

other: Miscellaneous.


shameless plugs (buy my books)

Latest: XSLT Quickly from Manning Publications.

XML: The Annotated Specification from Prentice Hall. The definitive reference on the most important XML document of them all: the official XML Specification.

speechifying: On March 15 I'll about "RDF: A Practical Introduction" to the Washington D.C. SGML/XML Users Group.

recent weblog postings

From my general-purpose weblog

Writing about software: what documentation does a product need? (2006-02-27) Helping users get the most value from a piece of software.

Googling DITA (2006-02-24) Information Typing Architecture or Fetish Star?

Making hot sauce (2006-02-20) Learning a new technology.

Linking in (2006-02-17) The "social networking" site turns out to be useful and practically fun.

recent articles and o'reilly network weblog postings

My older O'Reilly Network weblog has been devoted to linking-related topics. (Summaries below of articles were written by people there, not by me.)

Hacking the XML in Your TiVo (2006-02-15) Bob DuCharme's latest article shows us how to query a networked TiVo for XML using a REST interface over HTTP. Bob then shows us how to use Atom to syndicate our TV habits and integrate them with our weblogs via the "TiVoRoll."

Moving to OpenOffice: Batch Converting Legacy Documents (2006-01-11) Bob DuCharme presents a practical solution to a real problem. You want to move from MS Office to OpenOffice, but you've got mountains of legacy documents to convert. Bob gives a clever batch conversion solution to this common problem.

free "books"

Logo for Kids I was thinking about writing an introduction to programming for middle school kids using the Logo programming language. After writing about 90 pages and deciding not to pursue it, I've made an Acrobat file of what I did do available for anyone who can use it.

Operating Systems Handbook Wouldn't “Working knowledge of UNIX, VMS, OS/400, VM/CMS, and MVS” look great on your resume? Formerly a $49.50 hardcover from McGraw-Hill; now a set of Acrobat files free for you to download!

miscellaneous A directory of publicly available collections of RDF and web services that return RDF.

XSLT 2.0 articles: has a complete list of my Transforming XML columns about XSLT; for people interested in learning about XSLT 2.0, I've created a separate list showing just the articles covering the new features and other issues.