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Do you know how you know when you're back in a software shop?

It's the moment they come to you, on the day of a beta release, and say "hey, you know that platform that we were going to include, and then decided not to? Well, it's back in."

Wheeeeeeeee!

And yes, I'm that damned good. I'm waiting on reviewers for the new text. It's good to be the queen back.
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So my fellow technical writer and I were talking about the strategic placement of Forever, Erma by Erma Bombeck, in my step-son's school picture.

She mentioned that the interior designers have of late taken to buying up huge lots of old hardcover books, primarily leatherbound ones, slicing off the spines, and then attaching them like wallpaper to the walls of rich people's houses. So that those people could, you know, get the look of books without actually having to give up any space in their gargantuan houses.

The graphics person came over and joined the discussion, mentioning that it's been going on for at least 10 years. We discussed it for a bit, and I mentioned the terrible irony of the most Philistine-like people to most want to appear like they have culture.

The other tech writer said "Oh, I don't know" and I said (in my wonderfully emphatic way) "If you do that, you're a Philistine. Full stop."

The graphics person put up her hand and said "guilty". And then went back to her cube.

Oops.

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