RE: Playing can you top that (was Re: #5 on the list of Low Stress Jobs)

Subject: RE: Playing can you top that (was Re: #5 on the list of Low Stress Jobs)
From: kathleen -at- writefortheuser -dot- com
To: "Keith Hood" <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 17:55:28 -0700

I can top that, but it was a video (just over 1 hour) I was trying to
combine two sections into one, and it took over two hours to produce the
output file.

Never could figure out if it was my system (home) or current
technologies. In case you know better, I'm a complete novice at working
with video.

Kathleen

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Playing can you top that (was Re: #5 on the list of Low Stress
> Jobs)
> From: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
> Date: Fri, October 16, 2009 7:47 pm
> To: KevinMcLauchlan <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>, Lauren
> <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
> Cc: 'Technical Writing' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
>
>
> Sounds like you had justifiable cause for janitor abuse.
>
> Problem with long-a** saves? How about long-a** compiles? I once did a Java help system, using FrameMaker to create the content files and then using first-generation WebWorks Publisher to condense a help system out of them. The help had more than 300 pages (not counting the TOC and index) and the content files all together were about 40MB. I was working on a machine that had 64 MB of RAM. It took more than 45 minutes to complete one compilation.
>
>
> --- On Fri, 10/16/09, Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> wrote:
>
> > Some of us are so stressed that we long for the old days
> > when the
> > biggest issue was merely a "Fatal Exception Error" that
> > wiped out a
> > day's work. Which reminds me of a time when I was
> > doing graphics work
> > with a non-profit client's aging system that required about
> > five minutes
> > to complete each save. I avoided saving often and a
> > janitor came by and
> > unplugged my computer so that he could use his
> > vacuum. I told him to
> > not do that and he, "It's OK."Â It wasn't OK.Â
> > The last save was not
> > exactly usable and it took awhile for me to recreate my
> > creative work.
> >
> > Lauren
> >
> >
> >
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> Free Software Documentation Project Web Cast: Covers developing Table of
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> 2009 tips, tricks, and best practices.
> http://www.doctohelp.com/SuperPages/Webcasts/
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> Help & Manual 5: The complete help authoring tool for individual
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> once, publish to 8 formats. Multi-user authoring and version control! http://www.helpandmanual.com/
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Free Software Documentation Project Web Cast: Covers developing Table of
Contents, Context IDs, and Index, as well as Doc-To-Help
2009 tips, tricks, and best practices.
http://www.doctohelp.com/SuperPages/Webcasts/

Help & Manual 5: The complete help authoring tool for individual
authors and teams. Professional power, intuitive interface. Write
once, publish to 8 formats. Multi-user authoring and version control! http://www.helpandmanual.com/

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