Thursday Oct 19, 2006

About This Blog

My name is John Domenichini. I'm a technical writer at Sun Microsystems. The Identity Writer label I'm using is supposed to be clever. Part of my identity is that I'm a writer. Moreover\*, I'm a technical writer for identity management products. Ahgh, never mind (Did I spell Ahgh right?).

Specifically, I write about Sun JavaTM System Access Manager Policy Agent, which by no surprise is related to Sun JavaTM System Access Manager, which by possibly mild surprise is part of Sun JavaTM Enterprise System.

Are you actually reading this alt tag, which accompanies an image of Sun Java Enterprise System packaging? That's wild!

This blog is a work-in-progress. It will definitely focus on identity management products. There will probably be a tremendously strong focus on documentation. When I say, "a focus on documentation," I mean both the actual documents about Sun Microsystems software products and sometimes the products and processes involved in creating those documents. One might expect that the software product documentation I blog about will be relatively closely related to the software products for which I write documents. If you can understand that prior sentence, good job. While some of the sentences in this blog might be funky, I really do try to keep the writing in my documents to the point. There's not a lot of joking around in them. I think it's best that way.

Anyway, I'll probably figure out what this blog is about as I go along. I can imagine that at first I'll often want to write about blogging. Since I'm new to blogging, I'm not familiar with the mechanics of it. And I'm not a mechanic. So, it's an open book, so to speak. I'm not really sure if that expression applies here, but it's got the whole documentation-book connection going on.

I know that at some point I'd like to investigate Policy Agent software at a micro and macro level. Therefore, sometimes I'd like to look into the details of the product, perhaps looking at details of the properties file. At other times I'd like to look at the big picture. Therefore, I might want to look into how the Policy Agent 2.2 software set works with Access Manager 7.1 and how they both work with Sun Java Enterprise System and how it relates to web services and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). This blog might truly end up being a log; basically, a journal where I'm talking to myself, or I might be able to pose questions and get thousands of responses. Actually, two responses might be overly ambitious. But who knows what the future holds. So much to learn, so little time.

Back here on Earth, I'm a technical writer of Policy Agent Software. The Policy Agent documentation link is back there several words from here.

I'm responsible for all those books listed out there at that link. If you have anything positive to say about my documents, go ahead. No, I'm just kidding. Go ahead and say anything you want about my documents. Well, not anything. There are certain rules of conduct and such. Okay, I'll see you in the funny papers. I'm not really sure if that expression applies either. Actually, I've never understood that expression. I like it, though. This "About This Blog" section might change. Don't be offended. But, if enough people are offended by this section, I'll definitely change it, and quick, too!

\*The use of the word "moreover" is a clear indication that the person writing is supposed to be a writer. The use of the asterisk is another indication. Spelling out a-s-t-e-r-i-s-k (instead of just using the \* symbol) is yet another indication. Even the overuse of font options, such as variation in size, use of bold, italics, and color and (the most egregious offense of all) the use of an image that barely relates to the text are all clear indications of a writer with an identity crisis who's basically just saying, "No really, I'm a writer!"

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