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Mediaeval Helpdesk

October 26th, 2009 · No Comments

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Tags: Geekish · humour · Language

Google Translator Toolkit

August 28th, 2009 · No Comments

The Google Translator Toolkit is handy for small-scale stuff like blog posts, or at least I find it so. Here is a video presentation:

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Tags: Geekish · Language · Translating

IIPA Special 301

May 20th, 2009 · No Comments

The IIPA Special 301 for 2009 is out and as unpleasant and boorish a document as you are likely to come across this year. The IIPA is a vast business coalition-cum-lobby masquerading as guardian of authors’ rights, which every year produces a list of countries which according to its lights “deny adequate and effective protection […]

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Tags: Geekish

The Girl Effect

December 13th, 2008 · No Comments

I’m not sure I entirely believe in what is being called “The Girl Effect,” but this is a mean Flash video: You’ll find the original on The idea is that investing in education of, specifically, girls rather than boys is the best way to improve the economies of developing countries (and so make the […]

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Tags: Geekish · Life


November 11th, 2008 · No Comments

We are a triple-OS household these days. We have been for a couple of months now; first we added the Mac, when Sagrario started her web design course, and then Linux, when she gave me one of those cute little Asus notebooks for my birthday. [ad#ad-2] So what’s the big deal? If you believe the […]

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Tags: Geekish