Back from holiday and thanks for comments

I’ve been away on holiday, so this is just a quick “Hallo I’m back” and a “thank you” to everyone who has been reading and commenting on my blog while I was away. Instead of replying to each comment with another comment, I’ll reply via this blog post.

Replying to some of the comments on my blog

Thank you to Susan for linking to my blog from Shanghai Tech Writer. Susan’s blog is always very interesting. In this one, she has posted a useful set of links about DITA and wikis.

Ellen Feahenny wrote this about Lisa Dyer‘s DITA2Confluence project and about the Atlassian technical documentation:

Congrats on this – this is really great. You have no idea how much this pleases me. Your doc architecture is a reference example for the industry (as you know, or should) – a very powerful one!!

Thank you Ellen, on behalf of all the Atlassian tech writers and of Lisa too. And thanks for digging it 🙂

Lisa Dyer responded to some technical questions about the DITA2Confluence tool. Thanks Lisa. It’s great that the tool is receiving so much interest and support. The DITA2wiki forums are a good place to post your testing results and swap ideas and solutions with other people using the tool. Here’s the forum link:

Also about the DITA2Confluence tool, Joe Zucker wrote:

This transform is outstanding and I know that we’ll be incorporating our large sets of documentation to Confluence thanks to Lisa and crew.

Awesome! I’ll be very interested to hear about your progress on this, Joe.

The holiday

We went to Fraser Island off the coast of Queensland, Australia. It was a fantastic holiday. Here are a couple of photos to whet your appetite. This is Seventy-Five Mile beach on the island’s east coast:

Back from holiday and thanks for comments

Back from holiday and thanks for comments

The island is composed entirely of sand, anchored by a couple of rocky outcrops. You need a 4WD vehicle to get around. Here’s the road through the dense forest which covers most of the island:

Back from holiday and thanks for comments

Back from holiday and thanks for comments

I have a rather garrulous bookmark that accompanies me on most of my travels 😉 He’s written a fair bit about our holiday on the Travelling Worm blog. There are also some videos on the Travelling Worm’s YouTube playlist.

Have a great festive season!

I’ll be back at work in a few days. In the meantime, I wish everyone a fantastic holiday season and all the best for 2009.


About Sarah Maddox

Technical writer, author and blogger in Sydney

Posted on 18 December 2008, in atlassian, Confluence, technical writing, wiki, xml and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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