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The Mojo of technical communication and writing as mused by Dr. Lu Kondor

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Very cool site - ptable.com

I normally don't go into site promotion but rather concept info. But I think this is a web page worth looking at in technical writing. It is a dynamic periodic table. I really appreciate the work that went into this page. The site, ptable, provides quite a bit of interactive viewing and information for the reader. Click on just about anything and you will be given details and new views. This site is why I like the web as a learning, training, and dissemination of information tool.

There's a video on using it too.
Ptable video

Special thanks to everyone who attended the LASTC Dinner

Thanks to everyone in LASTC who was able to come to my talk on Preventing Scope Creep on Documentation Projects. I enjoyed talking to everyone. Remember you can download a copy of my presentation in PDF format from my site. Click here to go to the page.


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

LASTC Dinner Talk Announcement

(From LASTC email)

To reserve a seat go to the LASTC.org site

LASTC is proud to host a dinner meeting on Tuesday June 17 with Lu Kondor

Preventing Scope Creep on Documentation Projects

Scope creep in project management refers to uncontrolled changes or continuous growth in a project’s scope. It is generally considered harmful. - Wikipedia

Successful delivery of any documentation project depends on monitoring and controlling the scope of the project. It is critical to clearly define project deliverables, timelines, and budget estimates at the start of a project.

Lu Kondor will describe how to recognize and address scope creep on documentation projects. She will discuss how to prevent your projects from going over budget and over time so that you can deliver successful, quality documentation for clients and employers.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014


6:00 pm - Check-in and networking
6:30 pm - Dinner
7:00 pm - Program


STC members: $25
Not-yet members: $30
Program only: $15

Use the PayPal link on our website (lastc.org) to register for the meeting. Or, send an email to treasurerlastc@yahoo.com to RSVP and pay at the event.


Damon's Steak House
317 N Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 507-1510

Damon's is in the heart of Glendale--exit on Brand Boulevard off the 134 freeway, and proceed south. Damon's is on the west side of Brand, and there is plenty of street parking either in front or in back of the restaurant.