Category Archives: Industry

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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Intellectual Property?

So here’s a quandary for the more IP-aware among you: Someone I vaguely know has asked permission to use some CG artwork I created for a tutorial I wrote some years ago. This is a freely-available work that’s been published on the internet for nearly a decade, but it *is* published under a license that […]

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