Woke up this morning to fins a request about redesigning the docs for our product into HTML. Uh-oh. The docs are DocBook, and there’s an XSLT style sheet that transforms them to html suitable for shipping to a customer (and publishing to the web, and printing).
And the person assigned to it…well, if G thinks E doesn’t have anything better to do…uh-oh. Sure, there’s supposedly a lot of work coming, but this screams busy work.
These docs have been in this same layout for almost a year. Has the head designer really just noticed them (and the layout of the setup program)? Or is this, as I suspect, busy work? We’ve had a lot of “busy” work lately (and I’m not even sure I’ll make my minimum bill-ables this month), and this just worries me even more.
Damn shame I never got a callback about th oracle/java thing @ GSK, and that the job I’m waiting on an offer from hasn’t made it yet.