First one

First, let me say that I am a bit of a hesitant blogger, mostly because of the blogosphere's massive display of narcissism gone wild.  So forgive me if this blog contains a dearth of personal info. That just ain't my thing.

I'm a tech writer at Sun, recently assigned to work on Solaris Developer doc. I need to delve into the world of Multithreaded Programming for Solaris Developers, so I can make some overdue updates to the Multithreaded Programmers Guide. This is probably my favorite part of tech writing, plunging in and learning new things. There's an initial reluctance at first, like when you are about to jump into a swimming pool, knowing that it might not be pleasant at the very beginning. It will be fun once you get in and swim around a bit, but that initial shock is something you can live without. Then there's a feeling that I am reading a foreign language, I am confused, bewildered, and wondering what the heck are these people talking about? I am never going to understand this. But this part seems to get easier as time goes on, and I don't think it is just that I'm building on things previously learned. The difference is the web. It is so integrated in my life, both personal and professional, I wonder how I ever did without it. How did I find out anything before? I don't even remember now.

So initially, my blog is going to focus on how I am going about learning what I need to know, and documenting how I do it.  I hope be able to help my group figure out where some of the gaps are in Sun developer doc and developers.sun.com.  

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