Hi. I just joined m-w, here's a short intro:
I recently began administering a new Majordomo list that has bilingual
posts (Finnish-English). Have begun to take a mild interest in MIME, at
least for charsets. :-)
I am a "product designer" (read: spec writer mainly) for Thomson
Investment Software in Boston -- I talk to end users to get a picture of
their requirements, then try to translate that into something
implementable. I'm their "math guy"; others handle specs for DB
features and so on.
Worked as a PC applications programmer for a number of years (C and
Pascal mainly), but don't do much programming nowadays beyond the odd VB
macro. Am familiar with basic Unix shell stuff (as seen by a user), but
not much beyond that.
Don't know perl, so originally didn't consider joining this list. But
it was recently suggested that there are other opportunities here
besides development. Will probably try to pick up enough familiarity
with perl to hold an intelligible conversation, though.
It seems that the best fit might be doc or FAQ writing for end users?
Though it's perhaps a bit early yet for a FAQ.
I gather that Kevin is coordinating the docs, so here's a question for
him ... is there something in particular to look at that doesn't require
perl expertise? If I knew the application better I might just try to
wade into something like the config switches, but I'll probably need a
bit of guidance at the start.
Our view of life's misleading but of course we have bad seats
- William Gaddis, _JR_