Today is Ada Lovelace Day (www.findingada.com), which marks the contributions of women in technology. I was one of the thousands of bloggers worldwide to pledge to write something about women in tech, and I figured the best way to do this was to combine my interest in IT with my translation activities. The following textContinue reading “Ada Lovelace Day: Doc. Ing. Zdena Rábová, CSc. (1936 – 2006)”
I’ve moved servers today, so hopefully the dust will settle soon. Maybe this will be the spur I’ve been looking for to start blogging more regularly again.
Over the weekend I got an email from my friend and colleague Sahr Gborie in Freetown, Sierra Leone. I’m taking the liberty of reprinting it here, as I think it’s a particularly strong idea, one that could potentially save lives. Here’s what Sahr wrote: We all carry our mobile phones with hundreds of names/ numbersContinue reading “ICE: In Case of Emergency”
I’ve made it successfully to Dakar, Senegal, where I’m staying with a good friend. I’ll continue on to Freetown, Sierra Leone midday tomorrow (Sunday). Dakar is hot and humid now, and from what I’ve seen in the darkness flying from the airport, it looks like a lovely place. And just as fate would have it,Continue reading “In Dakar”
I am absolutely, firmly, completely convinced that the music they play in the ninth circle of Hell is that of the Czech TV show “Panorama.” The show provides live pictures from around the country, and that’s nice enough. But uff, that music really has to go.
I wanted to start off by saying that Monday’s World Cup match between the US and the Czech Republic left me with a deep ambivalence that I’m just getting over. The kind of ambivalence you get when your worst enemy goes driving off a cliff in your new sportscar. In a way, I’m glad thatContinue reading “World Cup: Translating the Czech commentator Jaroslav BosÃ¡k”
Even though I’m far from over my jet lag, I’m in beautiful Amsterdam this week for meetings related to our LiveSupport software for radio stations. “What is LiveSupport?” you may ask. Well, it’s software that my colleagues and I have created that lets you create an entire radio station from within your PC. All youContinue reading “In Amsterdam”
The work I’m doing for my dad has me doing some technical illustrations that involve thousands of hand-drawn polygons in Macromedia Freehand MX. The work is pretty intense, and reminds me of why I don’t do this for a living anymore. My dad’s offices are at the end of a pier on San Francisco Bay,Continue reading “Polygons on the pier”
I’m in California for the next couple of weeks, doing some work with my dad. It’s nice to be back here, even if it’s cloudy and rainy. As I got back, the Bay Area was talking about Barry Bonds hitting home run #714, tying him with Babe Ruth for 2nd place among all time homeContinue reading “In California”