A few brief reviews of some recent reads: Tony Hawks’ Round Ireland with a Fridge, Frank Herbert’s Dune Trilogy, Ethel Lina White’s The Lady Vanishes & The Spiral Staircase, and Frans de Waal’s Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
Looking at one aspect of The Blind Watchmaker: what makes an understanding of evolution require something bordering on belief?
A review of The Numerati, a look at the business of big data mining and the impact it could potentially have on the world.
I’ve been translating on the side for some time, but have only recently decided to make this a steadier form of income. As part of that, I wanted to investigate some of the CAT tools currently on the market. Aside from tinkering with the open source offering OmegaT some years ago, until now I hadn’t tried any of the tools listed.
As with many software niches there are a lot of options in this market, and not many straightforward answers. It sometimes seems that the smaller the niche, the more choices there are. On my list to try out were SDL Trados Studio 2011, memoQ 2013, Wordfast Anywhere, OmegaT, Déjà Vu X2 Professional and Across Personal Edition 1I didn’t actually get to try out Across’ free software option, as it immediately complained that it couldn’t open my documents as I don’t own Microsoft Word, but rather use OpenOffice. Nevertheless most reviews suggest it is software to be avoided.. In this post I look at the market leader’s offering SDL Trados Studio 2011.
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Uncommon People is a collection of Eric Hobsbawm’s essays spanning the majority of his long…