Thursday, June 11, 2009
If you regularly, like me, deal with documents in several languages, having a fast and accurate tool for translations is critical. Machine translation improved a lot in recent years, but in most cases the generated outcome still requires manual changes. To make this 2nd part of the translation process much easier, the Google Translator Toolkit is now available. Its announcement from Google is here. It makes it very easy to translate not only Word and HTML documents but also Wikipedia and Knol articles, as explained in the following video.
Sunday, June 07, 2009
Software Test Engineer at Google
I am about to celebrate my 3rd year at Google as a Test Engineer. The products I mainly worked on range from internal infrastructure to Gmail Themes, Spam detection, translation tools and navigation corrections. Our team grow significantly in the meantime.
We focus not only on developing quality tracking tools, but also on improving software development best practices and processes. Google in Zurich is still hiring passionate software engineers who want to become experts in software quality and engineering productivity. More details can be found here.
What's on their iGoogle page?
Here is how some celebrities populate their iGoogle pages: http://www.google.com/igshowcase
Saturday, June 06, 2009
Bill Cosby's speech on Nerds
Someone asked me what a nerd is. You can read the Wikipedia definition or watch the beginning of this speech from Bill Cosby's.