Stack Overflow is a nice mini-blog
In addition to the "normal" question/answer SO use, I treat Stack Overflow as sort of my technical "mini-blog". These generally fall into two categories:
tutorial mode. topics expressible in a Q/A which I've wanted to write about. In a lot of cases I've heard these questions before in other areas, or they were something that I had to figure out myself.
Is there a performance difference between i++ and ++i in C?
cx_Oracle: How do I iterate over a result set?
Oracle: how to create an identity column?
"engineering notebook" mode. questions I've had and figured out the answer to. If I put them on SO, it will be easier for (a) other people to to get help from them, and (b) allow me to find the answer later when I've forgotten it!
cx_Oracle: how do I get the ORA-xxxxx error number?
Of course, the SO system (software and peopleware) does not handle these cases specially, but treats them as normal questions/answers, subject to the standard rules and voting mechanisms.
I'm very grateful to Jeff for pointing out early on that this was a possibility. I used to write a lot, but slacked off for a while. Stack Overflow has gotten me back in the habit of writing about technical topics. Thanks Jeff!!