Learning English

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 [...]

The pain and importance of communication

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, [...]

Did you know you could buy crap?

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.

Google Reader translates posts?

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 [...]

Google Translation is fantastic!

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 [...]