Is It The Structure Or The Content That’s Important?

(Originally posted 2008-05-27.)

The other three residents are busy doing extensive setup work – and we hope to have some nice measurements later on. (I’m not sure how much later on there actually is, mind.) πŸ™‚

So I have no RMF or DB2 SMF to play with yet. 😦


Meanwhile I’m beginning to come up to speed again after the glorious experience of recovering from moving five time zones to the west. πŸ™‚

So I actually got to writing today. And it’s the first actual content.

So I’ve concentrated on getting the structure of what I’m writing right. While my brain continues to accelerate. πŸ™‚ I wonder whether I should use my brain in its present state to do the important work of defining the structure. After all that sets the tone and affects whether the material is accessible or not. Or whether to write some “disposable” content. After all it’s the content you want to read. But “disposable” in that I’ll probably consider today’s content trite and dull.

So I have written some stuff about the SMF records needed to do performance analysis for Data Sharing. This I consider to be “no brainer stuff”.

I’ve fretted a bit about comprehensibility and UK vs US English and whether I’m saying anything useful at all. :-)And how to get Framemaker to do my bidding (and whether that’s the right bidding). πŸ™‚

In the end the best advice is to just get writing and to accept that much of the early stuff mightn’t survive.

And having recovered from almost hosing my Thinkpad last night I should just be grateful to be able to write at all. πŸ™‚

And, finally, Twitter has proved today to be a useful resource for throwing out DB2 questions and getting them answered (with actual discussion). You can, as always, find me here. And if you do read Twitter you’ll discover the standard is pretty low – if my contributions are anything to go by.

Published by Martin Packer

I'm a mainframe performance guy and have been for the past 35 years. But I play with lots of other technologies as well.

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