In 1997, I left the division I had been serving as technical editor in to go to the engineering division, where I became the division's documentation specialist, growing the position to a Documentation department that I headed as Documentation Manager. I no longer wrote articles such as these. Instead, I wrote policies and procedures, divisional and company stances on technical issues, divisional tutorials, white papers, and proposals in response to company RFPs. I also oversaw the division's intranet and library and I took over the CAD work, producing all of the engineering schematics, network topologies, POP diagrams, and more. It was a completely different life, but I loved it. I was also able to write white papers on issues such as 56K technology and contribute editorially to articles such as A Highly Scalable Electronic Mail Service Using Open Systems.
However, I was fortunate enough to look ahead and save a number of bLink articles I wrote back in 1996. This is an archive of some of them in PDF format. I scanned these articles and created the PDFs, so the quality isn't great and I apologize, but the content is still good, although some of it is outdated now. But some of the articles still apply to today's technology, such as the articles on FTP and TCP/IP, and hopefully you will enjoy browsing through the articles in this archive.
All articles copyright EarthLink Network. Written, archived, and posted by Scott Holstad without written consent by EarthLink Network.