As a monolingual monster I’ve used Google Translate to get first cut translations for applications. Put these translations into the front facing application and someone with actual language skills would fix them. Sometimes the Google Translate would be right, but other times I tripped over nuance and context. Read more
Regulations aren’t bad, until you have a real stickler in the mix. Unthinking, unreasoning application of a regulation wastes time, kills trees, burns watts, all in the name of some unknown benefit*.
Once upon a time I worked at one of the cool corporations. There were ping-pong table, video games, pool tables and an assortment of things to make the place phun. Read more
People have been pushing magic cookbooks for software development for decades. The problem with all the cookbooks is that they miss the important things. Or maybe the important things can’t be captured in the cookbook. Read more
A random talk in a country Texas bar, with someone whose name I didn’t catch, who I probably won’t meet again. Read more