Technology Archive

OT: using an iPhone with Tracfone service

Here’s a tech hack that might be useful: how to use an iPhone with Tracfone service. It’s a small thing, but it made me inordinately happy when it worked. Disclaimer: your mileage may vary, so purchase a returnable phone if you try this. As I’ve written about before, I’m a big fan of Tracfone. Even

Very basic SEO for your freelance website

SEO for freelancers: how important is it? Many freelancers wonder how important search engine optimization (SEO) is, when it comes to your business website and how much traffic you can expect it to attract. Very important? Not at all important? Somewhere in between? With the caveat that this is a very basic introduction and I’m

Some thoughts on Trados Studio 2014

If you use SDL Trados Studio, you may have already upgraded to Studio 2014, or you may be thinking about upgrading. I purchased the upgrade a few months ago, and here are some thoughts on it: I use only the basic features in Studio (create projects, use TMs and glossaries, use the concordance and filters),

Word counts for all files in a folder

This is a small tip, but so exciting that I couldn’t resist sharing (nerd alert…). You probably have a feature-rich word-counting tool, or a TM tool that does complicated word counts. But let’s say that you want to do a quick-and-dirty word count of a bunch of files without opening them one by one. Like

Speaking of Translation's localization episode: available for download

Eve Bodeux and I recently recorded a new episode of Speaking of Translation, entitled “Software localization: insights from the translator and PM perspective.” Eve and Tess Whitty discussed their roles in the localization project process and I moderated. We just posted the recording on our website, and it’s available for streaming or download. As someone