Archive for February, 2006

Localization Redux

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Of course, I had to resist the urge to use “Part Deux” in this post’s title. Things are progressing nicely on the localization front. Thanks to Marco, we now have Italian. Grazie mille! The most amusing part about doing localization is becoming more aware of cultural differences. For example, no one seems to have a […]

Paris, Tennessee

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

There is a famous American query that goes “how are you going to keep them down on the farm once they’ve seen Paris?” I was thinking about that yesterday because I often make references to Paris, Tennesee when talking about being specific about the location of a photograph. Yesterday, we had several friends over for […]

Backwards Names and Other Tidbits

Sunday, February 19th, 2006

I’ve been hard at work creating a bunch of localized versions of MemoryMiner. Doing European versions is pretty straightforward, no code changes, just a quick double check of the date formats here and there. Doing Asian languages is a different story. The biggest issue is the order in which “first” and “last” names appear. Simply […]

The World Really Is Flat

Friday, February 10th, 2006

I have to admit to being a big fan of Thomas Friedman, both his New York Times columns, and his books, particularly The World Is Flat. In the last couple of days, while I’ve been been cranking away at localization issues, it became all the more apparent how much things have changed in the way […]

Keeping in touch

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

One of my greatest pleasures is being in touch with both current and potential users of MemoryMiner. People still keep coming forward with new and interesting ways of using the software. And while it’s great to dream up new things to do, it’s more important to take care of the current group of users, some […]