This is the fifth video in a new series where I talk about the people, experiences and things that have helped me in life. Who knows, perhaps they'll help you as well! In this one, I talk about how learning English well has shaped my experience as an immigrant to the United States, about how … Continue reading Learning English
Pure comedic genius. The transcript is below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkCR-w3AYOE I'm a modern man A man for the millennium Digital and smoke free A diversified multicultural postmodern deconstructionist Politically anatomically and ecologically incorrect I've been uplinked and downloaded I've been inputted and outsourced I know the upside of downsizing I know the downside of upgrading I'm a … Continue reading George Carlin's Modern Man
During the past several months, I've had to work with people much more than before, and I learned a few things, one of which is the importance of communication. It's one thing to sit in front of the computer all day and communicate via email and the occasional meeting, as it happens in IT work, … Continue reading The pain and importance of communication
Here is proof positive that crap can be bought. Apparently it comes in 130g packages. Alright, it's not really crap. Well, it is -- in Romanian -- which translates to carp in English. This happens to be carp roe salad, with onions. Quite tasty, if you're into that sort of thing.
Yesterday morning, I added a new feed to my subscriptions in Google Reader, and noticed what I thought was a new feature: the ability to translate posts automatically, within GR. The feature was actually launched in November of last year, and it works through the normal drop-down menu. A new option was added there, and … Continue reading Google Reader translates posts?
Can a single book get web designers to start writing better, reusable PHP code? Peter Lavin makes a go of it in Object Oriented PHP, and it comes out pretty darn well. The gist of the book is this: would you rather write code that does the same sort of stuff over, and over, and … Continue reading Object-Oriented PHP: Concepts, Techniques, and Code by Peter Lavin
This video will show you why Romania is a wonderful and inventive country. Yes, it was sponsored by some beer companies, but it's very nicely put together, and the things it talks about are all true. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSoruzRkj7g The subjects presented in the video are listed below in the order of appearance: The invention of the … Continue reading The world wouldn't be the same without Romania
The Google Research blog has a great post about their latest development: Arabic translation. From what I understand, it's hard to translate back and forth between English and Arabic because of the different sentence structures, but they've done it! Thanks to Google Translation and the power of the Internet, now you can read my site … Continue reading Google Translation is fantastic!