Category Archives: Industry

“C” Players

On a professional level, I try very hard to give everyone the benefit of the doubt and reject categorizations of people’s competence in their jobs unless there is literally no way to characterize someone as anything other than incompetent. Then again, there are simply some people you encounter whose continued presence among the living constitutes […]

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Keep Clear Of “WhatsApp”!

Today, in a work-related panic to troubleshoot a technical problem with a colleague stuck overseas with only data-service, I broke my own rule to never install a phone app without researching it exhaustively. He needed help, and only had WhatsApp with which to send/receive text messages, so I just installed the app to get the […]

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Unboxing in Sweden!

Yes, yes I did unbox my anxiously awaited OnePlus One phone in a random hotel room in Sweden. And yes, other than the fact that I couldn’t actually call anyone because it takes a micro SIM and my old phone only has a mini, it’s pretty freaking amazing! I managed to snag it from the […]

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My job as an engineering translator

After a recent design meeting, I had to explain the idiomatic content to a visiting Italian engineer thusly: “You ‘cover your ass’ so that you don’t later have to ‘save your ass’ from something that will ‘come back and bite you in the ass’. My work is done here…

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Blogging from Diaspora

In my continuing pursuit of ever more elusive online security and privacy, I'm revisiting my relationship with Diaspora*. Diaspora* has the distinct benefit of being free and open source, with a focus on keeping your data yours. Its interface is clean and fast (like 'Ello, but with features!), and its distributed pod structure means that […]

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