Want to memorize foreign language vocabulary? memrise.com

Friday, July 15th, 2011

I have been absolutely addicted. A week ago Thursday I discovered a new site. It was an article over at the makezine blog talking about the benefits of learning mandarin for what they do. I’ve always been intrigued by mandarin – I remember learning a bit of cantonese in Hong Kong and have a short [...]

Ripping a DVD with Multiple Audio tracks

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

First off, you should now that I like to study languages. I have studied Spanish for a good amount of time (and have a site related to learning spanish for beginners). I’ve also studied French and German and a smattering of other languages. In fact, you might even say that my interest in shortwave radio [...]

Translating web pages

Friday, May 5th, 2006

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before here, but languages are one of the things that fascinate me. I’ve studied Spanish, German and French. Although right now I would barely be able to recognize a handful of words in German and French. Of late, spanish has been the language I’ve focused on *(3 1/2 [...]

Direct links to international broadcasters audio streams

Sunday, January 15th, 2006

I’ve posted several things over at the onlineradiotv.com site. For starters I’ve got links to a few international (shortwave) broadcasters live audio streams and where available their “latest” english news update (and in some cases spanish and other languages.) I’ve also started posting some bash scripts there that can directly start mplayer streaming a feed. [...]

WMF patch from Microsoft expected January 10th

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006

The Microsoft security bulletin on the WMF vulnerability has been updated to indicate that Microsoft expects to release an update for the issue in their regular patch release on January 10th. The first couple paragraphs strike me as a bit defensive. Explaining about their immediate mobilization of Incident Response and immediate work on a patch, [...]

OpenOffice.org 2.0.1

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

The first maintenance release for Openoffice.org 2 has been released sometime today according to Betanews.com. It’s mainly a bugfix release. I didn’t see an official announcement on their main site, but there is a link to some of the details that have been fixed. (The link is for one of the release candidates.)    Send [...]

Mozilla Firefox 1.5 release this afternoon

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

According to Planet Mozilla it looks like we should expect the release of Mozilla Firefox 1.5 at around 3PM EST (12 noon PST). There are no promises, but that’s what I’m seeing, no exact time mind you, but ~around 3PM EST today. Likely once there is an official announcement news will spread quickly and the [...]

Mozilla Firefox birthday

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

According to spreadfirefox.com, a year ago today was the release of Mozilla Firefox 1.0 Firefox was released prior to November 9th, 2004 in preview releases and early betas, but the official 1.0 came out a year ago today, hard to believe. According to some sources it has as much as 10% of the web market [...]

Google adds more languages

Saturday, August 20th, 2005

Well, of course, you know that Google offers search services in a long list of languages. They can be found at the main Google page by going to the “Language tools” link to the right of the search box. It takes you to this page, which gives you the ability to search pages in a [...]

Sunbeltblog on Windows Vista’s attempt to keep Windows up to speed

Monday, August 8th, 2005

Sunbelt blog has an article about Microsoft’s plan to keep Windows Vista from becomming more sluggish as the system aged. Microsoft’s plan is to run defragmentation in the background and preloading commonly used components as outlined in this article.    Send article as PDF   

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