Headline editors should be slapped every time they use “Lost in Translation.” There would be much slapping and cleaner headlines. … [Read more...] about This I Believe…
I got this call at 8:15 in the morning (do they know that MO is on Central Time?) from the office of Congressman Tom Cole. The woman told me my name had come up in Washington (which made me want to duck and cover) and that the congressman wanted me to be on his Business Advisory … [Read more...] about Wanted In Washington
I have a confession to make: I intensly dislike TagEditor. I try to avoid using it whenever I can. I am more productive (and happier) when I can do as much of my work as possible in Word: It allows me to integrate my third-party spellchecker; I can define macros for easy keyboard … [Read more...] about TagEditor
The project I am working on right now is reminding me in a big way of the challenges of software translation, and I find that the greatest problem by far is the lack of context. Is “Copy” a copy of something or the verb “to copy”? Is “order” an order or the verb “to order”? … [Read more...] about It’s The Context!
After 2 years, 9 months, and 25 days, the harddrive of my DVR crashed. The good news: I am just renting the equipment for $4 a month, so they are sending me a new box. The bad news: Hours and hours of recordings are simply gone! The harddrive of the DVR is always on, and that’s … [Read more...] about Crash!