It's even worse than it appears.
Friday December 17, 2021; 8:47 AM EST
  • I spent all of 2021 working on Drummer, and part of 2020, and I'm going to keep working on it in 2022 (which is just a couple of weeks away gulp). One of the goals of the project was to have great docs, and I think they came out pretty good, but there was still a major problem -- where to put things. This is the problem in all docs. Even if you're a good docs writer, and I've had a lot of practice, and you know the product well, and care about the users, some things just won't have a place. So you document them on the blog, or in the Change Notes outline, and hope people can find them in a search engine. But they keep doing a worse job of indexing our stuff, and they don't know what is a Drummer doc and what isn't, so you can't say for example, "search the Drummer docs for instructions on how to restore a blog.opml file in a myfiles archive" which is a question a user posed yesterday. I smiled when I saw it. This is a job for Daytona. So here's the query I entered.#
  • I laughed out loud when the result came back. Yes, that's exactly what I was looking for. It wasn't in a place a user would have looked, and Google never would have found it. #
  • The point is this -- it's past time to take responsibility for finding the stuff we write, and if we do it well, and Daytona does, all of a sudden blogging works so much better, and the incentive to write stuff, to document, to narrate our work, to index everything you can, makes total sense. #
  • We crossed into a new generation. I think this is a lot closer to "Web3" than the hyped up garbage the VC industry is selling, btw.#

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