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Lori Thicke on Translators Without Borders

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Just came across this link here, reviewing a speech by Lori Thicke:
http://blog.videolectures.net/review-an-inspiring-talk-about-translation-2/

I haven’t watched the video, yet, but if you have ever seen Lori speak about TWB, you know what a passionate and captivating speaker she is. This is probably well worth watching.

Cheers,

Martin

Review of keychain mini amp

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

I thought this was a cool product to boost my iPhone speaker:
Keychain amp

This speaker has the same volume as the built-in iphone speaker. Thinkgeek write: “great volume and sound” – maybe compared to no speaker at all. Also, there is no decent place to store the cables. Very bad design. If you want to use this product for your iPhone, don’t bother. It is a waste of 10 bucks.

Nerdnight München Presentation

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Stuff for Nerdnight München

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

I have had the great honour of being allowed to present the results of my master thesis at NerdNite Munich, written back in 2003. Here is some of the material used in the presentation:

First of all, the two Youtube clips of Julian Glover giving a subtle and captivating rendition of John Donne’s poems:

The Flea

Death Be Not Proud

(if you are interested in getting the full DVD set of “Six centuries of verse” published by Athena, you can find it on Amazon or on Acorn Online)

Secondly, you can download the thesis itself in PDF format. This is only for your personal use, don’t publish or plagiarise this, please. If you are interested in the publishing rights, please contact me.

Finally, the Prezi presentation itself can be accessed here or can be found embedded in the next post (so as not to make a mess of this one). This presentation is CC licensed – Attribution + Noncommercial + ShareAlike.

Enjoy!

Cheers,

Martin

Website re-launched

Monday, September 6th, 2010

After about two years with very little maintenance and updating, I have re-launched this website. What can you expect to find here? Not quite sure, yet, but there will probably be some musings on web localisation and related topics, dealing with language and computer technology, in particular open-source tools & utilities. I am working as web localisation manager, hence my interest in this area (or vice versa). There will be random blog entries on things that I consider worth publishing.
I have decided to keep this relaunch simple. A wordpress blog and a wiki section for starters. The wiki section will eventually contain my collection of free and open-source tools for translation and localisation. Until this is migrated, you can find it at the old location.

Cheers,

Martin