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Lost in translation?

17 years and 3 months ago · listen

In 10 years, you will be able to be understood by anyone in the world. Talk to anyone in your preferred language (say English), they will listen to you in whatever language they want to (Spanish? Portuguese?), all this in real time, thanks to this translation goggles. A step back for the Esperanto community, a huge step forward for globalization.

Deskloops

17 years and 3 months ago · listen

My iMac is having video problems: my screen is scrambled. After some goggling, I found out that my iMac serial number is in the range for the Apple repair extension program, so it has to be repaired. Meanwhile, back to Windows. But I surelly lack Exposé, and meanwhile, I found Deskloops, and my first impression is that, maybe, there are some ideas that can be taken to the next Exposé version. Apple dudes should take a look at this.

Evolution

17 years and 3 months ago · listen

The world is evolving, and so are human relations. Media formats will be purely digital, and distribution will be in a peer-to-peer model. Search engines will understand what I want, in plain english. But should I say 'will' or 'are'? Is the future nearer then we think?

Data stored in your browser

17 years and 3 months ago · listen

Back in the late 90's, I had this really crazy ideia of having data stored in the browsers of our web site viewers. We run against a lot of technical problems, so we had to cancel the whole deal. But today I found someone with the same levels of insanity (thank god i'm not alone) and definitely, a best programmer: combining AMASS with the TrimQuery SQL engine, he is able to store full SQL tables in your browser cache. Could this be the driver for new AJAX applications?

We share your pain

17 years and 3 months ago · listen

From Melo, an amazing parody on a new Microsoft program aimed to lower the number of bugs in their applications. Watch the video, served from Akamai.