A year out of Sun

I was going to do this on the day of the anniversary of my leaving Sun but, you know, I was too busy at the time.

In the past year I have:

  • Helped companies and organisations in the USA, England, and France with their XSLT, XSL, and XML, including:
    • Making transforming to HTML go faster for an online retailer
    • Reviewing XSLT stylesheets and suggesting improvements for a major library
    • Writing XSLT for XML-XML transformations for a journal publisher
    • Specifying and implementing XSLT transformations for an archive service
    • Augmenting a XSLT-based automated schema documentation system that produces both HTML and PDF
    • Providing expert help to get a Perl XML::LibXSLT project off the ground
  • Presented on XSLT profiling and unit testing at XTech 2007 in Paris in May
  • Been selected to present training sessions on transitioning to XSLT 2.0 and on testing XSLT at XML 2007 in Boston in December
  • Rejoined the W3C XSL FO subgroup as an invited expert
  • Made four xmlroff releases, with another happening any day now
  • Learned more about VAT and PRSI than I ever wanted to know (okay, maybe that’s not such a high point)
  • Participated in the Workshop of the W3C Japanese Layout Taskforce in Tokyo in September
  • Helped kids by completing two projects with the International Telementor Program

This is also the point at which I retire the “RIF” blog category as it has become irrelevant.