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Entries from June 2008

New job

June 18th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I’ve just signed a 6-month contract with Vtech to work as a technical writer in their engineering department! As you probably know, Vtech primarily designs and manufactures cordless phones as well as other wireless devices. The company usually outsources their documentation to the States. Presently, however, they’re developing a completely new product line (sorry, I […]

Tags: employment · technical writing

Electric dream

June 18th, 2008 · Comments Off

The auto industry may have killed the electric car a few years ago, but it’s back – and dude, this is one sweet ride. Yes, going green has never been so self-indulgent…or pricey for that matter. The Tesla Roadster is a 100% electric and is available in the US and Europe, but you have to […]

Tags: technology

One month till iPhone gets here

June 12th, 2008 · Comments Off

Is it worth switching carriers for? It certainly is tempting. Sweet 3G, the 2.0 software update and a price tag of (only) $199 on a three-year contract. Both Fido and Rogers will be launching the device on July 11 – but I happen to be with Telus. If I had a lame plan I’d drop […]

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The writer’s bane is…writing

June 5th, 2008 · Comments Off

I’ve just finished reading Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, a wonderfully humourous book full of advice on how to write and how to overcome those challenges all writers face. Here’s an excerpt I particularly like: “But how?” my students ask. “How do you actually do it?” You sit down, I say. You try to sit […]

Tags: books · inspiration · reading · writing · writing humour